Jan 19, 2016
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Plans to fix a significant hole on the boardwalk at Sheridan Observatory Point in Richmond will be on the agenda at Tuesday’s Richmond City Council meeting.

City staff is seeking council’s consent to spend about $14,000 to swiftly repair a section of Marina Fishing Area Boardwalk, located at the end of Harbour Way near Craneway Pavilion. Sometime in November or December, the Richmond Fire Department informed the city’s Public Works department about a fire on the boardwalk that caused the hole. The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately known.

“The fire damage created a significant opening on the boardwalk and associated concerns for pedestrians falling into the San Francisco Bay below,” according to city documents.

Crews must remove and replace fire damaged joists in the boardwalk, the documents stated.

Nema Construction is being recommended to make the repairs. Funds for the work will come from the city’s Public Works budget for the current fiscal year.

No council discussion is expected. Rather, the item will be voted upon as part of the consent calendar, which lumps together multiple items that are expected for approval.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.