A presentation on the possible implementation of floating docks in Newport Harbor will be made during Tuesday's City Council study session.

At the beginning of his yearlong tenure, Newport Beach Mayor Rush Hill requested that a subcommittee of the Harbor Commission study the feasibility of creating a mooring system that would allow multiple vessels to be stored on a floating structure, perhaps as a pilot project.

The idea related in part to Hill's efforts to explore whether water taxis might serve the harbor well.

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Commissioners Brad Avery and Duncan McIntosh served on the committee, which has met five times beginning in late March.

The Water Taxi Ad-Hoc Committee, which includes Commissioners Doug West, Dave Girling and Joe Stapleton, plans to offer a report to the council on June 24, according to the committee's June 11 meeting agenda.

Also during the 4:30 p.m. study session, proposed plans for a redesign of the commercial marina at Lido Marina Village will be presented, as will an overview of current and upcoming Orange County Sanitation District projects.

During its regular meeting at 7 p.m., the council will conduct a public hearing regarding its proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

It will also review rates charged for non-potable, recycled water, which is currently purchased from the Orange County Water District. The treated wastewater is provided to five customers by the city, including the Big Canyon and Newport Beach Country Club golf courses.

In addition, the council may sign off on a nearly $150,000 contract for RDM Design to update the Balboa Village Design Guidelines, develop a wayfinding sign program and create a conceptual streetscape improvement plan, according to the staff report.

The study session and meeting will take place in council chambers at 100 Civic Center Drive.