Back in the summer of 2019, as a board member of the CCC, President Karen Gale asked me take a look at the 5 companies that she had identified in our region who could replace the creosote coated wooden pilings of our dock. This was a requirement of our DNR lease.
Today, that job was completed.
A Thompson’s Piledriving crew of 3 moved took the 12 hour journey of moving their 80 ft barge from Port Orchard into Fisherman Harbor on at high tide on Wednesday January 13. On Thursday, they pulled each creosote coated piles and replaced it with a steel pile and a new ring with rollers. And today, Friday, they installed the caps, rehung our signs, cleaned up after themselves and said, “Call us if you have any questions.”
The WA state Department of Fish and Wildlife window performing this project closed today.
Throughout this 18 month process, I worked closely with Doug Fritts of Thompsons to secure permits from Jefferson County, WA Fish and Wildlife and US Army Corp of Engineers. The Corp insisted that we have a biologist perform and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey. The team from Port Townsend told us what we have know for a long time: Fisherman Harbor is muddy under the dock and there is no vegetation.
Our next order of business is to address and remove the treated wood under the ramp. We should do that this summer using our crew of volunteers.
Dear CCC members and dock users, We are thrilled to announce that CCC has received all of the permits necessary to replace our wooden, creosote covered pilings with steel. This work will occur on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday January 13, 14, 15, 2021. The dock will be closed. The boats currently moored on the dock are between the pilings and not in the way according my liaison at Thompson’s Piledriving. If they need to move your boat, they will do so. They work in marinas that are much busier than ours (especially in the winter) so they are confident that our job will be quick and easy and not weather dependent. I know that many will be curious to see the work being done. There will be caution tape on the ramp to prevent passage. So please watch from the parking lot or picnic table. Thank you for your cooperation. Kimberly KinserPresident, CCC
The Spring Membership Meeting is traditionally scheduled for the second Sunday in April. This year, the Board tentatively rescheduled the meeting to July 4. Due to the current decree by Gov. Jay Inslee and Jefferson County, the Board has made the decision to cancel.
At the June Meeting, the Executive Board passed a motion to suspend the Spring Membership annual budget presentation and approval requirement. A second motion passed to present and approve the annual budget at the Fall Membership Meeting, currently scheduled for September 6. This meeting also includes Executive Board Member Elections.
Your CCC Executive Board is committed to funding the continuity and smooth operation of The Club including: insurance, Sani-can, supplies, dock and road maintenance.
If you have questions, please contact me regarding the Coyle Community Club budget, operations or membership.
The Board currently meets every second Saturday of the month via “zoom”. If you would like to attend, we can send you an electronic invitation.
The Board wishes you and your family a safe and fun filled Fourth.
Coyle Community Club
Our second dock work party of the year is planned for the last Saturday of this month (August 26th), and it would be great if you are able to volunteer some of your time to help keep everything ship-shape. Work will get started at 8:30 and continue to 12:30, HOWEVER, if you are able to swing by for any time during this period it will be greatly appreciated.
Roland Faragher-Horwell, (our dock committee chairperson), has put together a rather lengthy honey-do list, but please don’t feel intimidated. Many of the tasks are not expected to take much effort, and will hopefully get knocked off easily with one or two people. The list we hope to work through follows:
1. Replace lattice panels around porta-potty
2. Replace 4×4 Posts on upper two segments of walk ramp with taller ones
3. Remove rotten wood from cross beam at upper edges of 2nd and 3rd floating sections of walk ramp and fill with epoxy/resin
4. Remove/Repair/Reinstall sign on west side of gate house
5. Add new railing from gate house to inside corner of dock
6. Add Gate Open Button to new rail
7. Reattach any loose panels on gate house
8. Touch up paint as needed to railings and gate house
9. Touch up paint as needed to storage shed/ porta-potty area.
10. Install Concrete triangular panels
11. Pour 2 new triangular panels
12. Add floats to finger piers that are sagging (#4, 27, 32, 8)
13. Remove existing feed hose to hose reel and replace with new hose
14. Paint parking stripes on Birch Street
15. Layout and paint new Disabled parking spaces adjacent to port potty area
16. Install new Disabled Parking sign
17. Install new Disabled Mooring sign
18. Install new Load/Unload only sign on boat ramp side of pier 1
19. Install pair of grab rails to pier 1 or pier 2
20. Remove and straighten existing “No Trespassin” sign at end of pier. Reinstall it and second sign on the face of the finger piers each side of the swim ladder.
21. Scrape marine life from sides of finger piers
You don’t need to bring anything to participate, but if you can bring a power screw driver and bits (or any other tool you think might be handy based on the task list), please do. Also, for planning purposes, please contact either Roland or myself if you can volunteer for this event: