Port of Hoodsport installs new Public Restroom
Building a restroom for the residents and visitors who use the Port dock has been a goal of the Port for many, many years. A survey in 2007 showed that the residents of Hoodsport considered a public restroom a number one priority. The port also has a goal of supporting business in the community. The restroom supports this goal because business locations in Hoodsport have limited ability to provide customers use of a restroom because of age, limited capacity and lack of a central septic system.
The current commissioners narrowed down a list of options to four alternatives. These alternatives were priced by Foster & Williams architects of Shelton. Evaluation factors included location, parking impact, initial cost and most importantly maintenance cost. The final selection was a prefabricated restroom built by CXT Corp. in Spokane, WA and a no-cost lease of IGA property owned by Mike and Geri Purvis. Because of time necessary to process the required permits, a large portable restroom was rented for the interim. This provided valuable in assessing acceptability and usage which helped refine the septic sizing.
The Port of Hoodsport issued a competitive solicitation for the building preparation and septic system. The contract was awarded to Kelly’s Excavation & Trucking on October 2,2012 for a fixed price of $73,700. The CXT restroom building cost $112,300. And was trucked in and hoisted into position on February 14, 2013.
The Port of Hoodsport will hold a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday May 31, 2013 between 1lam and 2pm. Refreshments will be served to the first 200 people. Please join the Port in celebration of the new Public restrooms in the IGA parking lot across from the Marina in Hoodsport.