Jauch, Milroy plan ‘good news’ press conference in SuperiorFraser Shipyards is the backdrop for a “good news” announcement planned by state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Rep. Nick Milroy, D-Superior, on Monday morning.
By: Shelley Nelson, Superior Telegram
Fraser Shipyards is the backdrop for a “good news” announcement planned by state Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Rep. Nick Milroy, D-Superior, on Monday morning.
The two are planning a press conference at the shipyard at North Third Street and Clough Avenue in Superior at 10 a.m.
Jauch and Milroy declined to release information about the announcement prior to the press conference; however, it comes just months after the Superior City Council approved applications to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Harbor Assistance Program in mid-July.
In 1979, Wisconsin’s Legislature created the Harbor Assistance Program to assist harbor communities along the Great Lakes and Mississippi River in maintaining and improving waterborne commerce. Application deadlines are Aug. 1 and Feb. 1 each year with award decisions to follow in 180 days.
Under the program, the state pays up to 80 percent of the project costs with a local match of 20 percent.
The council approved applications for nearly $4.7 million in dock-wall repairs at Fraser. The project would fix 856 feet of dock, install a newly coated pit and fill in an existing dry-dock area, according to a memo issued to the council.
The memo states the company bears the cost of matching funding.
The council in July also approved an application on behalf of Peavey Co. for a rehabilitation and preservation project that would replace about 800 feet of sheet pile, a project with an estimated cost of $1 million.
Both companies are on Connors Point in Superior’s North End.