Some (NOT ALL) Homeowners have received Notice to Residents 3-12-14 with requests for waivers to be signed for “Work in Progress” under the agreement with Harbor Offshore Inc.
To perform this work the contractor’s personnel and equipment must enter onto and use both the public easement on your property and any dock, gangplank, ramp, ladder, stairs, or other improvements that you have constructed or maintained across the easement or on the public waterway.
Your choices are:
A. Remove the improvements, or
B. Accept the risk of damage to the improvements if they remain in place while work on the seawall is performed
If you choose to accept the risk of damage to the improvements, then please sign the damage waiver and return the signed form to the contact person indicated below. If you would prefer to remove the improvements, no work will be done to repair the seawall adjacent to your property until the improvements are removed.
The improvements they are referencing are docks, ramps and boats.
ABOUT THE WAIVER
We asked an attorney to review the waiver and have asked the City to revise the wording because it appears to say that even if the company is negligent they will not be held liable.
This is the revised waiver we believe contains more reasonable wording:
[side note added – The city presented these revisions and they have been fully accepted!]
THE OPTION TO MOVE IT YOURSELF
You can move your dock yourself or hire someone to move it for you – in that case you do not need to sign the waiver.
The city will contact you about the schedule.
ABOUT THIS WORK
We are very happy that this work is being performed!
With all of the discussion about the work required for the more problematic areas of concern (Kingsbridge and Hemlock) we can not overlook the rest of the plan for extending the life of the Seawalls! This work is a part of the ongoing maintenance plan to extend the life of the sea walls and is very important!
Details regarding the evaluations and recomendation for this work can be found in this document: Strategic_Investigation_PhaseB.pdf