Port may hike marina, airport rates

Commissioners to discuss increases at June 20 meeting

The Camas-Washougal Port Commission will soon consider rate increases for people who moor boats in the Port’s marina and rent hangars at Grove Field Airport.

The proposed rate hike is four percent for hangar renters who live in the Port District. If commissioners approve the increases, out-of-district renters would pay the four percent increase, plus $7.50 per month.

Currently, monthly hangar rental rates vary from $198.75 to $364 per month.

The proposed marina rate increases are four percent for most of the uncovered slips and 10 percent for some of the covered slips — for people who live within the Port District.

Port Finance Director Kim Noah said the Port needs to increase its moorage slip revenues to cover future expenditures.

“Analyzing slip occupancy, we have observed an ongoing trend of the 25- to 40-foot covered slips as being occupied year round, as well as having a large waiting list, therefore we see the ability to raise rates and still be able to maintain 100 percent occupancy while continuing to remain below the market value for covered marina slips in the Portland-Vancouver metro area,” she said.

Those who live outside the Port District would pay the increased rate, plus $7.50 per month. Current monthly marina moorage rates vary from $86.50 to $260.25.

The Port Commission members will discuss — and possible vote on — the proposed rate increases during their next meeting, at 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, in the Port office meeting room, 24 S. “A” St., Washougal.

If approved, the rate hikes would go into effect Jan. 1, 2018.

For more information, visit www.portcw.com/docs/financials/2018/2018%20Proposed%20Rate%20and%20Fee%20Presentation.pdf.