New rules aim to scuttle slip ‘campers’ at Midland harbour next year

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The staff recommendation requested council to next year provide two free hours of dockage at the harbour, followed by an additional $5 per hour for additional berthed time.

Mayor Bill Gordon spoke at the meeting about the proposed recommendation, and commended staff and Dalziel for their “forward-thinking ideas” on turning that user abuse into a way to make money for the town.

“When recommendations like this come in to make sure that people aren’t effectively camping, and occupying these spots that are intended to have turn-around for our visitors, I think it’s a great initiative,” said Gordon…

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