Remaining boat wells will be constructed in ’17

By: Kristyne E. Demske, | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published October 10, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Work will begin on the remaining boat wells at Blossom Heath Park this month, after delays earlier in the summer.

“The contractor had to pull off because we had some issues with Miller Marina and some setback issues that (the engineering firm) didn’t catch,” City Manager Mike Smith said. 

Because of the delay, the contractor, Marine One, then moved on to another job and couldn’t come immediately back to St. Clair Shores to finish the work.

 Work to construct the remaining boat wells will be finished this year.

Work to construct the remaining boat wells will be finished this year.

Photo by Kristyne E. Demske

“They’ll be done this year,” Smith said. “We didn’t plan on having those for this year. We kind of knew it was going to be an issue.”

Work has already been done this summer to create parking spaces near the boat wells at Blossom Heath, along with unobstructed access to the park from the boat wells. Some new docks have already been constructed. 

“The revenue in boating is always kind of goofy because it comes in the second half of the fiscal year, but the first half of the calendar year,” Smith said. “It was no big deal.”

Parks and Recreation Director Greg Esler said that the contractor will be staying off the newly paved asphalt road next to the boat wells during the work.