Budget on the port's agenda

Bremerton port commissioners will continue their work on the port's 2014 budget when they meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Port Administrative Office, 8850 Highway 3 in Bremerton.

Commissioners have spent the last month looking at both the capital and operating expenditures in a proposed budget for 2014 which port staff recommended. Port CFO Becky Swanson is expected to present the preliminary budget at the meeting Tuesday, including revisions suggested by commissioners during the preliminary discussions.

Commissioners will continue the budget discussion Tuesday and once a budget is agreed to, a public hearing is expected to follow.

Also on the agenda is a a lease with the Hagerman Pre Cast company of Poulsbo for 1.21 acres and a building in Olympic View Industrial Park, a port property. The lease terms include a monthly rent of $800 and the lease is for five years.

Staff recommends approval of the lease of the building previously used by another pre-cast company and which was recently re-roofed by the port at a cost of more than $70,000.

Commissioners also will take up a contract with Bob Wise, of Marsh Anderson LLC, Bainbridge Island, for marketing services in support of the Bremerton Marina.

Wise was previously under contract with the port but that contract expired and the port staff sought approval from commissioners of an extension. This contract will pay Wise $4,300 per month through May 31, 2014.

Previously, Wise was paid $9,000 a month for five months which ended in mid September.








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