Marina

 

 

CANDLEWOOD ISLE MARINA & GOLF CARTS

TAX DISTRICT OF CANDLEWOOD ISLE

 

Dear Candlewood Isle Boaters & Golf Cart Owners:

 

The Marina and Golf Cart Committee (CIMGCC) has good news!  The year 2021 will be a landmark year for Candlewood Isle residents featuring brand new docks and an additional Ninety-Two (92) boat slips; Seventy-Two (72) at the Tennis Courts Marina and Twenty (20) at the Clubhouse along w/new kayak/canoe racks (total # of racks TBD) at both the Clubhouse and Tennis Courts Marinas.  Also, the entrance to Candlewood Isle will be cleaned up and have a refreshing new look w/freshly planted vegetation after a Winter/Spring makeover adding to the Isle’s beautiful ambiance. You will also notice that all the moorings will be removed and that we will have brand new “No Wake” buoys around the entire perimeter of the Clubhouse property.  The CIMGCC anticipates the 2021 boating season will bring some greatly needed fun, relaxation, and recreation to Candlewood Isle residents.  The CIMGCC optimistically anticipates the State of Connecticut will permit Marinas to be open and encourages everyone to continue following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines on and around the docks.  

 

In order for all of us to enjoy these most welcomed changes and to help finance this operation, the CIMGCC would appreciate it if all Marina Applications are completed and submitted w/payments earlier than ever before on the following schedule:

 

  • New Boat Slip/Marina Member Applications and payment are due December 15, 2020
  • Current Boat Slip/Marina Member Applications and payment are due January 15, 2021

 

The 2021 rates will remain the same as they were in 2020 for current Marina Members and new Marina Members (fees includes initiation fee & one-year occupancy per boat slip).  Excluding Prepaid Priority Wait List people. Kayak/canoe rack fees are $200.00.

 

The 2021 Marina Member Application is included in this document.  Please send the completed application and payment to:

 

Candlewood Isle Tax District

P.O. Box 380

Candlewood Isle

New Fairfield, CT 06812

 

Or please drop f the application and payment in the slot in the door at the office behind the Post Office.

 

The CIMGCC decided to waive all Golf Cart fees in 2021.  It remains mandatory for all Isle Residents to register Golf Carts.  If you purchase a new Golf Cart, please be sure to complete and submit a new Golf Cart application.   

 

Last year the CIMGCC addressed the serious problem with squatters on and around the canoe/kayak racks and received an incredible number of requests for additional kayak/canoe racks.  In 2021 there will be new racks as stated above.  We ask for your patience and understanding with this matter because we are in the planning stages of the design and location of the new racks.  Beginning in 2021, all vessels stored on the kayak/canoe racks are required to be registered and will receive a new yearly sticker.  Any vessel that does not have a sticker will be removed to the storage shed.    

 

As soon as were are able, updated Marina information will be available on the Candlewood Isle web site at www.candlewoodisle.com. If you wish to contact the Harbormaster for routine requests, to add your name to any of the wait lists, or anything Marina related please email me, John Glynn, at [email protected].  Be sure to copy any email to Karen Hanley at the CI Office at [email protected].

 

Every occupant of a boat slip, mooring, canoe rack, and golf cart owner are responsible for the operation of and securing their vessel and having proof of insurance for golf carts via their boat and homeowner’s insurance policy(s).

 

Residents of Candlewood Isle are truly fortunate to have the use of these two Marinas & Golf Carts.  The CIMGCC requests boat slip, mooring, canoe rack occupants, and golf cart operators continue to be courteous and considerate of their fellow neighbors.  Therefore, the best method in doing so is to clearly state that you understand and will abide by the Candlewood Isle Rules, Regulations, & acknowledges such by signing the attached waiver to their respective applications. 

 

As Candlewood Isle Harbor Master, I thank all our Marina and Golf Cart Committee members, who were organized into sub-committees this year to work on various different projects, ranging from beautification, to building bulkheads/ramps, new kayak/canoe racks, security cameras, new docks, anchors, chains, and more! All of whom are listed below for their commitment, time, wonderful work, and being the voices of the community. I especially want to thank Pat Callahan for all the time he spent working w/me over the Eight (8) years we have been trying to secure additional boat slips. To thank Karen Hanley, our Office Manager, for her diligence, insight, knowledge, attention to detail, and patience working w/me.  To Tim Larkin and family for their great work as the Gate Keepers at the Tennis Courts Marina.  To all the current and past President(s) and Board Members of the CI Board of Directors.  I also thank the numerous CI volunteers who have regularly given their time and involvement w/the marinas.  We did it!!!

Harbormaster

John Glynn

 

Marina & Golf Cart Committee Members

David Bevan, Pat Callahan, John Cotumaccio, Tim Larkin, Gary Lupo, Brendan McCollam, Gordon Pascale, Michael Schnarr, Michael Sedlak.  Alternate: Matt Ruppert

REMINDER & PLEASE NOTE:  PROOF OF BOAT/VESSEL/GOLF CART OWNERSHIP AND INSURANCE FOR BOAT/VESSEL AND GOLF CART IS MANDATORY.  ALL CANDLEWOOD ISLE TAXES MUST BE PAID AND      UP TO DATE IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A BOAT SLIP, MOORING, CANOE, RACK AND OPERATE A GOLF CART.  FAILURE TO HAVE UP TO DATE TAXES WILL RESULT IN FORFIETURE OF BOAT SLIP, MOORING, CANOE RACK, AND GOLF CART USE

 

 

 

 

HAVE A GREAT BOATING SEASON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 Candlewood Isle Marina By-Laws, Rules, Regulations, & Waiver

 

The Candlewood Isle Marina Member listed as Name of Owner on the 2021 Marina Use Application understands and agrees to the following:

 

  1. The Tax District of Candlewood Isle, its properties, officers, directors, agents, servants, employees, and volunteers will be identified as “District”, Marina Properties will be identified as “Marina”, Marina/Golf Cart Members will be identified as “Members”, and the Candlewood Isle Association will be identified as “Association” in this document.

 

  1. Since there will be additional docks and boat slips in 2021, past Marina Members who are CITD tax payers, grandfathered families who are in good standing, and had a boat in a Marina boat slip last year will have a right to reserve their same slip for 2021.  Note the grandfathered families’ status is only applicable assuming continuous years of use.  If the existing grandfathered families do not use their boat slip for a year or more, they forfeit their grandfathered status.

 

  1. In the event the Member changes the boat/vessel identified on the Marina Use Application, the Member is responsible for providing the Harbormaster with a new 2021 Marina Use Application.

 

  1. Any Marina boat slip, and/or canoe rack applied for and not paid for by Friday January 15, 2021 will be released to the waiting list.

 

  1. In order that an application for a boat slip, or canoe rack to be accepted, all Candlewood Isle taxes must be paid in full and up to date.

 

  1. All applications must be accompanied by a copy of a current (2020) boat registration matching the name of Member if available.  All Marina Members must provide a current boat registration by May 15, 2021.

 

  1. All boats/vessels must be seaworthy & golf carts must adhere to all requirements.

 

  1. Boat slips and kayak/canoe racks are not transferrable and can only be occupied by the boat/vessel on marina application.

 

  1. Failure to occupy assigned boat slip with the boat/vessel on Marina application by July 1, 2021 will result in forfeiture of boat slip, being placed on end of wait list, and will be released to next person on the wait list.

 

  1. The Candlewood Isle Harbor Master and Marina/Golf Cart Committee reserve the right to reassign boat slips, and canoe racks at their discretion.

 

 

 

  1. Past Marina rules were one boat slip per taxpayer.  In 2021 that rule could possibly be amended if there are additional boat slips available.  All boat slips are based on availability.

 

  1. All usage shall be in accordance with the rules of the Tax District of Candlewood Isle as approved by its Board of Directors.

 

  1. All boats/vessels must be removed from boat slips and moorings by October 13th, 2021 or earlier/later if posted.

 

  1. The Marina Committee maintains a waiting list for boat slips and kayak/canoe racks. The list is operated on a first come, first served basis.

 

  1. The “Day Docks” at both Marinas are to be used for drop-off & pick-up for a taxpayer and/or guest of a taxpayer. Overnight occupancy must be approved by the Harbor Master w/a prior request for reservation to do so via email to [email protected].  Unauthorized boats will be removed.

 

  1. Failure to comply with any of the above listed By-Laws/Rules will result in immediate forfeiture of boat slip, and/or canoe rack, and/or Golf Cart.

 

  1. Lifeguards are not on duty at Marinas.  Swimming in any Marina is prohibited.

 

  1. Priority for assigning boat slips will be given first to CITD taxpayers followed by Candlewood Isle renters, based on availability.  As of January 1, 2011, any existing renter occupying a boat slip or mooring will be considered as “Grandfathered” to occupy and renew their boat slip from the prior season. 

 

  1. All boat slip, mooring, and canoe rack occupants must abide by Marina By-laws, Rules, and Regulations or face expulsion.

 

  1. The size limit of all boats in Marina boat slips & moorings is twenty-six (26) feet.  The size limit for vessels stored in canoe racks is sixteen (16) feet.

 

  1. All applications must be accompanied by proof of Liability and Property Damage Loss Insurance w/a/minimum liability of $300,000.

 

  1. Each Member agrees that he/she shall be responsible for securing their vessel, is liable for any damage he/she may cause to other boats or Marina/ District property, including docks and boat racks.

 

  1. The District/Marina/Association is not liable for claims or damage to the marina members, or their agents, or their guests, person or property resulting from the Member’s activities, use or occupation of the District/Marina’s docks, slips, boat racks, or property.

 

  1. The District/Marina/Association does not provide security for Members, the District/Marina/Association Property, docks, slips, or boat racks.  The Member assumes all risk of usage of Marina/District/Association Property and releases and waives any actions, claims, damages, liabilities, or responsibilities by or against the District.

 

  1. In the case of an emergency, the District/Marina shall determine what constitutes an “emergency”.  If the Member is not available or cannot be immediately contacted, or not prompt in response, the District/Marina is authorized to move the subject boat.  Note the District/Marina is under no obligation to provide the service.  Any cost, disbursements or expenses incurred by the District/Marina shall be solely at the Member’s expense which he/she shall pay promptly.

 

  1. Beginning 2021 the Children’s Summer Program Tender Boat will be assigned the first available boat slip at the Clubhouse at no charge.

 

  1.  In 2021 current boat slip occupants that were also mooring occupants in 2020 have been given “Grandfather” status and will receive an additional boat slip when a slip becomes available.  The said slip will remain in that person’s name until they decide not to occupy the said slip w/a seaworthy vessel.  This is applicable only if permission is granted to add new boat slips.

 

  1. The Harbormaster will receive a boat slip at both the Clubhouse and Tennis Court (if applicable) Marinas at no charge and have the option to keep one slip after their tenure as Harbormaster is finished.

 

  1. 2020 mooring occupants will be granted a boat slip at the Tennis Court Marina in 2021 after all the people on the wait list have been given an opportunity to accept or refuse a boat slip in 2020 unless they are on the boat slip Wait List already.

 

  1. Any resident and their guests on Candlewood Isle that has a vessel that is not registered are welcome to launch and remove their vessel at the Club House and South End (located on Cove Lane) boat ramps.  All non-registered vessels are required to be launched and removed on the same day.

 

  1. Trailers for registered/non-registered vessels must be stored away from the boat ramps at their own expense.  Trailers for non-registered vessels must be stored in the parking lot after launching and be removed from the parking lots after each use.

 

 

 

 

The undersigned Marina Member understands and agrees that the Marina Member is responsible for the use of the Candlewood Isle Marina facilities -including family and guests. It is also agreed that the Tax District of Candlewood Isle assumes no responsibility for the personal injury, loss of or damage to boat equipment or other property, nor for any cost, claims, liabilities or damages resulting from the use of these facilities - including, but not limited to, docks, boat racks, dinghies, boat ramp, access road and off-shore mooring space.

 

The Marina Member agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Tax District of Candlewood Isle for any claims, expenses, losses, damages or costs, including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees incurred by the Tax District of Candlewood Isle due to the use of the Candlewood Isle Marina facilities by the Marina Member, member's family or guests.

 

 

 

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2021 Candlewood Isle Marina Member

 

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Please Print Name of Marina Member

 

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Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 MARINA APPLICATION

TAX DISTRICT OF CANDLEWOOD ISLE

P.O. Box 380 CANDLEWOOD ISLE

NEW FAIRFIELD, CT 06812

 

2021 MARINA FEES DUE December 15, 2020 (New) & January 15, 2021 (Existing)

       Please indicate the location you are applying for:

                   ( )      Dock Slip Fee = $750

                ( )      New Slip/Initiation Fee = $1500

                ( )      Kayak/Canoe Rack Fee = TBD

                    

*** A SIGNED WAIVER & COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION ***

Please provide the following information completely, sign the application and return with full payment of fees by check to the address above (checks are to be made payable to the ‘CANDLEWOOD ISLE TAX DISTRICT’). You may not use the Candlewood Isle Marina facilities until your application and payment-in-full has been received by the Harbormaster/CI Office. It is the responsibility of the Marina Member to notify the Harbor Master of any changes to contact information and vessels.

Name(s) of Owner(s) ­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

Telephone (Isle) __________________ (Other) ________________________________

Isle Address (PO Box) ____________________ (Road) _________________________                                                                    

Other Address __________________________________________________________

Email Address __________________________________________________________

Type                           Make              Length             Width         Color            Reg. #

( ) Power            _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________

( ) Sail                 _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________

( ) Pontoon         _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________

( ) Other             _____________       ________        _______       ________    _________ 

To Be Completed by Office: Canoe Rack Assignment #______Registration # _______Boat Slip #(s) ___________  * All vessels must have current valid registration and proof of Liability and Property Damage/Loss or their slips and/or moorings will be released to the waiting list.

2021 NEW GOLF CART REGISTRATION FORM

 

TAX DISTRICT OF CANDLEWOOD ISLE

P.O. Box 380 CANDLEWOOD ISLE

NEW FAIRFIELD, CT 06812

 

 

*** A SIGNED WAIVER & COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION ***

 

Please provide the following information completely, sign the application and return to the address above.  You may not operate a Golf Cart on Candlewood Isle property and facilities until your Registration Form has been received by the Golf Cart Committee.  Existing registered golf carts need not apply.  All Registration Forms will be due May 1, 2021.

 

Name(s) of Owner(s) ­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________

Telephone (Isle) __________________ (Other) ________________________________

Isle Address (PO Box) ____________________ (Road) _________________________                                                                    

Email Address __________________________________________________________

 

Type                     Make                         Length                 Width             Color          

Sticker # _____ (To Be Completed by Office Manager)

( ) Gas             ____________           ________              _______         ________     

( ) Electric       _____________         ________              _______         ________     

( ) Other          _____________         ________              _______         ________     

To Be Completed by Office: Golf Cart # _______

 

 

***ONLY LICENSED DRIVERS ARE PERMITTED TO OPERATE A GOLF CART***

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candlewood 2021 Golf Cart Rules & Regulations

 

Per the Ordinance of #5 of Candlewood Isle by Laws the following are the recommendations of the Candlewood Isle Marina & Golf Cart Committee:

 

  1. The committee requires Golf Cart Owners to provide proof of insurance; either added to homeowners or auto liability, specifically naming the “Tax District of Candlewood Isle”, “Candlewood Isle Marina”, and the “Candlewood Isle Association” as an “Additional Insured”. The “Marina” has been advised to follow CT State Law which is a 20-40-10 minimum.
  2. All New Golf Carts must be registered to the Candlewood Isle Office to receive a sticker.
  3. Only licensed drivers may operate a Golf Cart.
  4. Golf Carts must have headlights, horn, taillights and/or reflectors.
  5. The Committee will post a sign at Guard House, P.O. Boxes and Club house to call 746-2130 to report unregistered Golf Carts, unsafe operations & speeding.
  6. The Committee will post a list of registered Golf Carts at the Guard House.
  7. No headlights = no nights; if golf cart does not have lights it cannot be operated at night.
  8. In the event you are renewing your Golf Cart registration the current sticker on your cart is valid. Please be sure to include the sticker # in your application.  New Golf Cart registrants will be issued a new sticker.
  9. Golf Cart Rules to be enforced by Isle Security MGC.
  10. Golf Cart Capacity is limited to the available seating on each respective Golf Cart.
  11. Golf Cart Committee will produce a sign that reads “When Driving a Golf Cart please use courtesy and common sense always.” Signs will be posted at the beginning of Lake Drive North & South, & at the Clubhouse.
  12. Failure to comply with Golf Cart Regulations will result in forfeiture of the use of Candlewood Isle Amenities, i.e., community events, adult and junior recreation, tennis, marina & children’s programs.

 

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2021 Golf Cart Owner’s Signature

 

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Date

 

 

 

 

 

THE WAIVER BELOW MUST BE SIGNED BY GOLF CART MEMBER

 

I, the undersigned Golf Cart Member, agree that my use and occupation of the Candlewood Isle Marina/Candlewood Isle Tax District/Candlewood Isle Association Property, roads, docks, slips, moorings, and boat racks is a “license” only.  I have read and agree to the rules and regulation of the Marina and Golf Cart Rules.

 

I agree that I, as a Golf Cart Member, including my family, agents, and guests (“I”), am responsible for use of the District/Marina/Association property.  I assume all risk of responsibility.  I agree the District/Marina/Association is not responsible for my personal injury, loss or damage to District/Marina/Association property, boats, canoes, equipment or properties of mine of my family, agents or guests, nor for any cost, claims, damages, demands, liabilities or responsibilities, arising out of, caused by or occurring from our use, activities or occupation of the Marina/District Properties/Candlewood Isle Association Property.

 

I agree for myself, my heirs, successors and assigns, (collectively “I” or “My”), and do hereby hold the Candlewood Isle Marina, Tax District of Candlewood Isle and the Candlewood Isle Association, its officers, directors, committees, and agencies, and their agents servants, employees and volunteers (hereinafter referred to as “Licensors”), free and harmless from any and all actions, claims, damages, demands, liabilities or obligations, known or unknown that I have or may have or which may hereafter accrue or occur or threatened, for liability, bodily injury or property damage arising out of, resulting from or claimed as a result of my acts, negligence, omissions, use and occupation of, or my presence, of or on Marina Properties/District Properties/Association Properties (collectively “Claims”).  I agree for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, to compensate, indemnify and pay to Licensors, all cost, claims, demands, damages, losses or expenses, including attorney fees and disbursements, incurred or obligated by the District/Marina/Association associated with any Claims or Threatened Claims, including but not limited to cost of defense, resolution or settlement, or judgment in connection therewith.

 

This Agreement is binding on myself, as a Golf Cart Member, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns.

 

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2021 Candlewood Isle Golf Cart Member Signature

 

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Please Print Name of Golf Cart Member

 

Date_________________

 

 


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