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From page 10 with Aero Club pilots from around the region and view different air- planes. 310-510-0954, www. Windward Beach Clean-Up Saturday, Jan. 10 On the second Saturday of each month, volunteer in the great out- doors while combing the sand for debris to help keep our windward beaches pristine. Clean-up locations (Shark Harbor, Little Harbor, Ben Weston and Cottonwood) rotate through- out the year. Meet at the Catalina Island Conservancy House, 125 Clarissa, at 9 a.m return at 1 p.m. Transportation and sup- plies provided. Catalina Island Conservancy. 310-510-2595 ext. 112, www.CatalinaConservancy. org. Dock From page 1 instead, which is the reason why the plans had to be resubmitted to the Coastal Commission. The City of Avalon was granted $1 million in 2009 by the Coastal Commission for the improvements to the dock, which has been in the works for about eight years now. The other $1 million comes from the Harbor Infrastructure fund, said Bray Blue Water design group based out of San Pedro is currently con- tracted to design the project. "Blue Water was chosen based on their history, resume, and pric- ing," said Jaich. Blue Water has handled big projects in the past including rehabilitating Long Beach's downtown marina, and is also currently working with the Port of Los Angeles to update their marina areas. Once the plans for the dock are approved, the process of choos- ing a contractor will be publicly advertised and a public bid for the project will take place. Jaich said he does not fore- see any grave difficulties with the project but does note the plan as a "specialty-type project?' "Working off water and land makes it difficult," said Jaich. "Also, there will be difficulty because some of the work will have to done underwater." The plan aims to replace old and decayed piers with new piers made out of timber. Bray believes that these planned improvements are what Catalina and its visitors need. "Over 20,000 boats come through this dock a year," said Bray. "So the improvements are a necessary commodity for Avalon and the people who stop here and get fuel." With the focus on ensuring trav- elers to the Island are appropri- ately accommodated, the question of how travelers will refuel during construction arises. "We're planning to do the con- struction during the slow season, which is October through April," said Bray. "So a temporary fueling station should be fine?' Even if the temporary fueling station isn't enough, local and visi- tors will need to cope during the construction process. "The fuel dock is a very impor- tant structure for Avalon bay," said Jaich. "It is a critical structure and it needs to be redone." FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, INC. Fire extinguisher sales and supplies -- Routine fire extinguisher maintenance -- -- Friendly, licensed personnel -- Affordable, reliable service -- Part of the Chet's Hardware family of businesses Lie# E2486 We provide in-home Caregivers so you can stay in Avalon! 24-Hour Live Care Alzheimer's & Dementia Medication Reminders Light Housekeeping Meal Preparation Companionship Our Caregivers Liability Insured Background Checked Pre-employment Screening CNA's Available Cath 949-630-0487 $1,1oo OFF First Month with Live-In Care. Satisfaction Guranteed! valuable part of your life. For many people, there is help paying for this important coverage now. Please call or emaiI our office dur- ing this open enrollment between November 15th and February 15th and let us help you understand your options. We have a location on the island person ap- Diana Lewallen Higgins, Benefits Agent State Street Insurance Solutions 225 E. Cota Street, Unit 8 Santa Barbara, Ca, 93mI 805-966-4040 (PH) 8o5-966-4080 (FAX) Certified Insurance Agent You're in TIIE:4MALiiI~ ili~N~- Friday November 28 2014 i 15