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Port OKs lease for Town of La Conner public works facility

Burlington – The Port of Skagit Board of Commissioners has approved a 10-year lease agreement that will allow the Town of La Conner to relocate its public works department to a port-owned building at the La Conner Marina.

The 6,600-square-foot warehouse, formerly occupied by Bayliner Boats, is located at 604 3rd Street. The building will be renovated, with improved lighting, heating and other features. A portion of the town’s $2,850-per-month rent will be in the form of in-kind services such as regular street sweeping and annual lane striping on the port’s marina property.

 It is the intent of the port and the town to share public works services and facilities long-term to promote the efficient use of public resources by reducing duplication of public works services, equipment and facilities. To that end, the port and town also developed an interlocal agreement holding that both entities would work to co-locate on a new site at the marina when and if the property at 604 3rd Street is needed for a different use or reaches the end of its useful life.

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Linda Tyler, Community Outreach Administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email