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Albatross Still Floating
Initially, the Mayor opted to protect against liabilities by utilizing city employees to ensure pumps worked.
However, the discovery of a second leak meant an “emergency” and “hazard” declaration.
At the Monday session of Huntington City approved a $21,600 (per month) outside contract since the shipboard work has become too dangerous.
Meanwhile, Mayor Steve Williams emphasized, “Every day we’re trying to get closer” to a deal for the Yacht Club to surrender their lease.
Former city council member Tom McCallister expressed objection to the city potentially paying the Yacht Club to surrender their contract.
Back in February 2006, too, council worked on insurance and leaks associated with the barge:
The agenda has a previously controversial measure that could spell verbal thunder both from council members and those in the audience: Paying for below the water line repairs at the Huntington Yacht Club of the barge (Holderby’s Landing). According to one line of thinking, if the repairs had not been made the barge would have sunk. But, a question exists as to whether a valid lease exists with the City and, if so, why the business did not get proper approval of the expenditure beforehand. Also, the addition of the restaurant without prior city approval has been a thorn with some members of council.