Port Sidney proposal won’t float: council

Rejection marks third time on similar projects for marina

A proposition from the Port Sidney Marina to alter one of its floats was denied by the Town of Sidney.

“We are a council that listens … and quite clearly there are lot of concerned people around the area,” Coun. Kenny Podmore said during discussion at Monday night’s council meeting.

A staff report came back to council after the marina had undertaken a public consultation process about plans to move the float from the end of ‘A’ dock to a location next to the main building.

Residents on Second and Third Streets, which overlook the marina, were mailed packages twice this summer and were invited by staff to attend open houses at the marina.

According to the marina’s report to council on the public consultation, only seven people visited the marina, despite 119 invitations being sent to residents.

Coun. Marilyn Loveless noted that 42 of the 45 responses council received from residents voiced opposition to the float being repositioned.

Port Sidney Marina was denied in both 2005 and 2008 when it proposed similar changes for the marina.