Marina

 

 

CANDLEWOOD ISLE MARINA & GOLF CARTS
TAX DISTRICT OF CANDLEWOOD ISLE

 

Dear Candlewood Isle Boaters & Golf Cart Owners:

 

The 2020 boating and golf cart season are here.

The Candlewood Isle Marina and Golf Cart Committee (MC) is still working with First Light to receive permission to add the docks that we applied for and is hopeful that we will receive permission in 2020 to add docks to our marinas. The MC has applied to add 92 new slips; 72 at the Tennis Courts Docks, 20 at the Clubhouse, and remove the moorings. The process is moving forward with approvals from the Town of New Fairfield, Fish and Wildlife, Historical Preservation Society, and DEEP. We are waiting for final approval from FERC and expect their comments by Mid-February.

In anticipation of receiving permission to add docks and to strategically plan the financing the MC decided that we need to ask Marina Members to complete the Marina Application and send payment by February 15, 2020. Our goal is to generate as much revenue as we possibly can w/the end result of securing a bank loan for the least amount of funds possible.

The good news is that fees will remain the same as last year, $750 marina boat slip occupants, $375 mooring occupants (refundable if we need to remove the moorings), and $175 for canoe/kayak racks. In addition, in 2019 we added a one-time initiation fee of $1500 for new dock inhabitants and this will continue in 2020 and beyond.

We currently have 18 residents on the wait list that are pre-paid for new dock spaces. They will receive priority placement when the new docks are approved. Please note that those who have already paid the required $2250 will not be required to pay the 2020 boat slip fee because they already have paid for it. Any additional docks will be offered to the next resident on the wait list in order. Any resident that would like to be added to the priority wait list can pay the $2250 fee (which includes the 2020 yearly fee) by February 15, 2020 (refundable if permission for new slips is denied). The initiation fee and annual fee will be used to finance the new docks as well as set up a reserve fund for dock repairs, improvements, and future replacement.

Once again the MC addressed the serious problem with squatters on and around the canoe racks. All vessels must be registered, have an assigned sticker, and location #. New vessels are required to be registered and will receive a new sticker. Any vessel that doesn’t have a sticker will be removed to the storage shed. Any resident on Candlewood Isle that has a vessel that isn’t 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. 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 lot after each use.

The MC will email/mail Marina and Golf Cart Applications in January, 2020 requiring full payment and registration by February 15, 2020. Residents will also be able to download Marina/Golf Cart Applications from the Candlewood Isle website (candlewoodisle.com). If you wish to contact the Harbormaster for routine requests or to add your name to any of the wait lists, please email John Glynn at [email protected]. Be sure to copy any email to 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 very fortunate to have the use of these two Marinas & Golf Carts. The MC 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.

The Candlewood Isle Harbor Master, Marina/Golf Cart Committee, thanks the numerous volunteers who have regularly given their time and involvement w/the marinas.

 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!

 Harbormaster

John Glynn

Marina & Golf Cart Committee Members

David Bevan, Pat Callahan, Tim Larkin, Gary Lupo, Brendan McCollam, Gordon Pascale, Michael Schnarr, John Cotumaccio, Michael Sedlak

Alternate: Matt Ruppert

2020 Candlewood Isle Marina By-Laws, Rules, Regulations, & Waiver

The Candlewood Isle Marina Member listed as Name of Owner on the 2020 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.
  2. As in the past, Members who are CITD tax payers and Grandfathered families who are in good standing and had a boat in a Marina boat slip or on Marina mooring last year will have a right to reserve their same slip or mooring for 2020. Note the Grandfather 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.
  3. 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 2020 Marina Use Application.
  4. Any Marina boat slip, mooring, and/or canoe rack applied for and not paid for by February 15, 2020 will be released to the waiting list.
  5. In order that an application for a boat slip, mooring, or canoe rack to be accepted, all Candlewood Isle taxes must be paid in full and up-to-date.
  6. All applications must be accompanied by a copy of a current (2020) boat registration matching the name of Member if available. In the event you haven’t registered your boat yet; your 2019 boat registration will be acceptable but, you must provide a current boat registration by May 1, 2020.
  7. All boats/vessels must be sea worthy & golf carts must adhere to all requirements.
  8. Boat slips/moorings/canoe racks are not transferrable and can only be occupied by the boat/vessel on marina application.
  9. Failure to occupy assigned boat slip with the boat/vessel on Marina application by July 1, 2020 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.
  10. The Candlewood Isle Harbor Master and Marina/Golf Cart Committee reserve the right to reassign boat slips, moorings, and canoe racks at their discretion.
  11. Marina rules are one boat slip per tax payer except for those that have been given “Grandfather” status (those that have had both a boat slip and a mooring prior to 2020). In the event you have more than one boat; moorings are available (for now) to harbor a second boat/vessel and you can put your name on the Wait List.       All are based on availability.
  12. All usage shall be in accordance with the rules of the Tax District of Candlewood Isle as approved by its Board of Directors.
  13. All boats/vessels must be removed from boat slips and moorings by October 9th, 2020 or earlier/later if posted.
  14. The Marina Committee maintains a waiting list for boat slips, moorings, & boat racks. The list is operated on a first come, first served basis.
  15. The “Day Docks” at both Marinas are to be used for drop-off & pick-up for a tax payer and/or guest of a tax payer. 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.
  16. Failure to comply with any of the above listed By-Laws/Rules will result in immediate forfeiture of boat slip, and/or mooring, and/or canoe rack, and/or Golf Cart.
  17. Lifeguards are not on duty at the Marinas. Swimming in any Marina is prohibited.
  18. Priority for assigning boat slips will be given first to CITD tax payers 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.
  19. All boat slip, mooring, and canoe rack occupants must abide by Marina By-laws, Rules, and Regulations or face expulsion.
  20. 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.
  21. All applications must be accompanied by proof of Liability and Property Damage Loss Insurance w/a/minimum liability of $300,000.
  22. 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, moorings, and boat racks.
  23. 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, moorings, boat racks, or property.
  24. The District/Marina/Association does not provide security for Members, the District/Marina/Association Property, docks, slips, moorings, 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Beginning 2019, the Children’s Summer Program Tender Boat will be assigned the first available boat slip at the Clubhouse at no charge.
  27. In 2020 current boat slip occupants that were also mooring occupants in 2019 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.
  28. The Harbormaster will receive a boat slip at both the Clubhouse and Tennis Court Marinas at no charge and have the option to keep one slip after their tenure as Harbormaster is finished.

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.

 

                                     _________________________________________

                                          2020 Candlewood Isle Marina Member

 

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Please Print Name of Marina Member                         Date

 

2020 MARINA APPLICATION

TAX DISTRICT OF CANDLEWOOD ISLE

P.O. Box 380 CANDLEWOOD ISLE

NEW FAIRFIELD, CT 06812

 

2020 MARINA FEES DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2020

       Please indicate the location you are applying for:

                 ( )     Dock Slip Fee = $750

               ( )     Dock Slip Initiation Fee = $1500 (1st time slip occupant)

               ( )     Mooring Fee = $375 (Refundable if Removed)

               ( )     Boat Rack Fee = $175

                  

*** 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.

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 # _______ Mooring # _______ * 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.

2020 GOLF CART REGISTRATION FORM

 

TAX DISTRICT OF CANDLEWOOD ISLE

P.O. Box 380 CANDLEWOOD ISLE

NEW FAIRFIELD, CT 06812

 

Golf Cart Fee has been eliminated, but registration is still mandatory

 

*** 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 fee by check to the address above (checks are to be made payable to the ‘CANDLEWOOD ISLE TAX DISTRICT’). You may not operate a Golf Cart on Candlewood Isle property and facilities until your Registration Form and payment-in-full has been received by the Golf Cart Committee. All Registration Forms will be due Feb 15, 2020.

 

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 Clerk if New Registration)

( ) Gas            ____________           ________              _______         ________    

( ) Electric       _____________         ________             _______         ________    

( ) Other         _____________         ________              _______         ________    

To Be Completed by Office: Golf Cart # _______

  

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

  Candlewood 2020 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 Golf Carts must be registered to the Candlewood Isle Clerk and receive a sticker.
  3. Only licensed drivers may operate a Golf Cart.
  4. Sticker programs on left rear replaced annually; will include phone number on sticker.
  5. Golf Carts must have headlights, horn, taillights and/or reflectors.
  6. 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.
  7. The Committee will post a list of registered Golf Carts at the Guard House.
  8. No headlights = no nights; if golf cart doesn’t have lights it can’t be operated at night.
  9. 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.
  10. Golf Cart Rules to be enforced by Isle Security MGC.
  11. Golf Cart Capacity is limited to the available seating on each respective Golf Cart.
  12. 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, Clubhouse, and intersection of Lake Drive South and Hemlock Trail.
  13. 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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2020 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 uot 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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2020 Candlewood Isle Golf Cart Member Signature

 

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Please Print Name of Golf Cart Member

 

Date_________________

 

 


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