The Harbor Advisory Committee will now advise the town on issues involving the entire waterfront. The Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday night to expand the committee's authority beyond just the harbor and fish house.
Town Administrator Thomas Younger was expected to meet with the committee on Thursday to begin efforts "to bring the waterfront up to being a first-class operation."
The seven-member committee, chaired by Bill Hennessey, will now focus on the waterfront from the Lynn city limit to Marblehead.
Previously, Selectman Glenn Kessler proposed the change, saying the members of the committee are "ready and willing to step up" to expanding their concerns to the entire waterfront between the city limits of Lynn and the town line with Marblehead.
Younger is onboard with the idea. He said at a meeting in October that by working with the members of the committee, a lot more can get done.
"If you want to go to the next level, we will need the help of the harbor committee," Younger said.
One area of interest for the committee is identifying more amenities for boaters on shore, including offering fuel, pump out services and drinking water.