Dredging in Camden Harbor enters second week
Camden — Prock Marine of Rockland began dredging Camden Harbor last week.
Town Manager Patricia Finnigan previously said Camden currently has a 10-year permit that allows dredging, secured through a “very intensive” process. The town is allowed two dredgings under the same permit, she said, adding the current dredge is the second and intended as maintenance.
In summer 2012, Army Corps. of Engineers representatives were in Camden to assure all is set to move forward, Finnigan said. While in the harbor, Prock will also take care of private docks including Camden Yacht Club and the condominium association, she said.
“Private [property] can be under our permit,” Finnigan noted.
Selectmen unanimously approved of the bid Sept. 18, 2012. Prock Marine's bid is the equivalent of $30,000 per week, with the expectation it will take more than two weeks to complete the job for a total of $70,000, according to Finnigan.
“There's no 'not to exceed',” she said, adding the town has earmarked $90,000 for the job. “[Prock Marine] has no interest in staying in the harbor any longer than they have to.”