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Oregon City Council members are working to find the best location for a marina in the city. The proposed location is at the intersection of Bay Shore and Stadium roads, where members believe a marina would benefit a heavily populated boating community.
"We're 'Oregon on the Bay' and we have no access to Lake Erie from our city," said Councilwoman Kathleen Pollauf.
The topic at the last City Council meeting was when and where a marina could be placed in Oregon. Currently, there is a public boat launch, but nothing that can handle large boats.
"It's not that we're looking for a place right now, but what we are doing is keeping our minds open, looking at options, and just keeping doors open," explained Pollauf.
Council has discussed several ideas for the location for the new marina, including facility 3 and the boardwalk on Stadium and Bay Shore.
"This would help us to generate boaters and people who want to be out by the water, to give them something in the city they can go out to," said Pollauf.
If and when this does happen, the city could face some challenges.
"Keeping the water deep enough for larger boats to come in and out. That takes a lot of dredging because the way the currents come in, they wash a lot of the sediment back into the area. So it would have to be a constant upkeep," Pollauf said.
Despite that, Pollauf says a new marina will benefit the city of Oregon financially.
"You could get restaurants in that area if they are able to build there, and it would advance it more as the 'City on the Bay,'" she said.
At this point, these are all just ideas. The city is waiting for the right opportunity so it can build a new marina.