CORNWALL, Ontario – Gas service is not available at Marina 200 and will not be returning for the foreseeable future.
“About a month ago we received notice from the federal Dept of the Environment that the fuel system did not comply with current regulations and they ordered the system to be taken out of service by May 1 and to remove the underground tanks by late September,” said Jamie Fawthrop, Division Manager for the City of Cornwall’s Parks and Recreation Department in an emailed statement to Seaway News. “As the facility operators the City removed the remaining fuel from the system and took the necessary measures to “lock out” the system. As the owners of the system the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is looking after the removal of the underground tanks.”
Mark Boileau, the City of Cornwall’s General Manager for Planning, Development & Recreation said that this is a service that may be missed for the time being.
“I don’t think it is a big money maker for the City,” he said. “I think of it more as a service.”
Fawthrop confirmed that the selling of gas at the marina was not a major source of revenue for the City of Cornwall, but that they were looking into replacing the tanks.
“The Department of Fisheries and Oceans have advised that they are not interested in providing funding assistance for a replacement system,” he said. “We are currently working with suppliers and contractors to determine if the facility can support a new above ground fuel Storage / dispensing system considering today’s standards and regulations and at what cost.”
The City of Cornwall took over the operation of Marina 200 for the summer of 2019 after they chose not to renew their contract with the previous operator Leader Sports.