By Mel Fabiszak, Director
I would like to welcome all the new slip tenants to SSYC. Since we have many new tenants this year, I think it would be prudent to review the SSYC slip lessee policy as defined in the bylaws and on page 26 of the Members Handbook.
The Club has 230 slips available to Active and Life members on an annual basis by license agreement. The license term is from April 15 to October 31. Fees, agreement and certificate of insurance are due as stated in the license agreement.
Slip vacancies are filled, according to membership seniority, from a waiting list posted on the Club bulletin board. To get on the list, obtain a slip application at the Club office. Complete and return it, with a $100 nonrefundable deposit, to the office. The deposit will apply toward the license fee.
Licensees must familiarize themselves with terms, conditions and the Slip License rules. The licensee must also provide verification that the yacht to be docked in the leased slip is owned by the licensee. If the yacht is owned by more than one person, the licensee must have at least fifty percent ownership. This verification must be satisfactory to the Slip Review Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Slip Committee, and annually reviews all leases.
Slips must be cleared of lines and other temporary fixtures as defined in the Slip Rules by October 31.
Some times the club has a waiting list for slips. Every January the club has a Slip Change Day. This day allows members to change or request a new slip assignment. If you are a current lessee (slip tenant) you can not be bumped by someone on the slip waiting list no matter how much club seniority they may have. As a current slip Lessee (tenant), you need have your name on a slip change form. This is do to the fact that because a fellow member, who is also a slip lessee (tenant), may request to change to the slip you are currently assigned. After the Slip Change Day the current slip you now have, or the new slip you were moved to, will become your slip for the following season. As a tenant all of the additional lines, ladders, and wave boards you add to your slip need to be easily removed so you can move them to your new slip.
In the fall, slips close the end of October. Slip lessee’s (tenants) are reminded that all items attached to your slip MUST be removed or at least raised above the lowest point on your finger pier. Failure to comply with this provision of your slip license will result in the items being removed and the lessee being responsible for any and all charges incurred to remove those items.
Construction of Dock Box Brackets for the first people on the bracket list is under way. When I receive notification that the first brackets are completed, I will notify each member and establish a time for you to remove your Dock Box. I can then have the new brackets installed and you can then move the dock box on to the new brackets,
Mother Nature has not been kind to use this spring. With the high winds and waves of the early spring storms, hopefully your dock lines held your vessel without serious damage to it or your finger piers.
The Lake levels are rising. This is good news. However with the rise in the lake level the members on the slip committee may to be activated to raise the wave boards to compensate for the higher water levels.