Cliff Walk repair work to take place
YORK, Maine — Visitors of the Cliff Walk may notice a barge on the water at the north end farthest from the beach this summer, while repairs are made from a March 2018 storm.
The Board of Selectmen recently authorized a contract with Maritime Construction LLC for $73,300 to complete the work.
Because of the remote location, the company will need to work from the water, by barge, rather than from land. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is picking up 75% of the cost, because damage was storm related, but has just recently given the town word that it has made the money available.
Also agreeing to the barge plan is the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Home owners along the Cliff Walk have been notified that the work will be taking place. Maritime Construction has estimated it will take 10 good weather days to complete the work.
Cape Neddick Light Station work continues
YORK — Lighthouse restoration specialist JB Leslie Company of South Berwick has been approved to undertake the third phase of work at the Cape Neddick Light Station this summer.
JB Leslie has already undertaken major rehabilitation work during the past two years, including restoring both the keeper’s cottage as well as the lighthouse itself, better known as Nubble Light.
In May, voters approved $82,000 for the third phase, which includes roof repairs to the cottage, generator building and workshop; structural repairs to the workshop; and removal and replacement of the existing fencing. Work for all three phases comes from Sohier Park Gift Shop revenue.