The town of Damariscotta has received a $3,250 grant from the state to use for the design of a boat ramp at Biscay Beach, Town Manager Matt Lutkus told the Damariscotta Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, July 5.
For the grant, administered through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, the town must provide $1,625 in the form of a local match. The local match will come from a capital reserve account for the project. Voters approved the allocation of $3,750 for the account at annual town meeting June 14.
The town will use the funds to design a boat ramp for the town-owned parcel at Biscay Beach, which would help separate the boating and swimming areas and improve safety, Lutkus said.
The public will have an opportunity to review the design before the town moves forward, Lutkus said.