Harbor slip fees going up

Published 4:11 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Slip fees for the Ocean Springs Harbor are going up for boat owners, a move that is expected to increase overall harbor income for the county by 23 percent.

Jackson County supervisors, who control the rates at the county-owned harbor, said Monday the fees will change as recommended by the Harbor Commission.

The slip fee will change from $4 per foot of slip width to $2.50 per foot of boat length, a change that will bring in an additional $32,000 in harbor revenue. Currently harbor slip fees bring in about $140,000 a year.

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Officials say rates haven’t gone up at the harbor in more than seven years.