In February, John Huber appointed a Long Range Planning Committee which is chaired by Barry Millbourn and cooperated by Ted Weihe with Herb Larrabee, Scott Liebel and Donna Hillmyer as members; and John Huber and Craig Bridges as ex-official members. The committee met on March 16 for a walk around, and initial meeting. We agreed to develop a land use plan for the club and initially focus on circulation, car parking and boat storage. Later, we will study landscape, waterfront, dingy area, docks, hoists, SYS boat storage, work area and buildings. The goal is to allow members to provide input, and develop a consensus. We realize that we have a limited budget, and want to be realistic in recommended changes, though we envision a long range plan as well.
We thought that the initial efforts should focus on car circulation with the following characteristics: (1) one way streets to reduce conflicts, angle boats and open up more space for boat storage; (2) separate cars and pedestrians on the main road; (3) reduce conflicts in moving boats to and from the hoist and launch area; and (3) move cars out of the hoist and launch areas, and away from launch area.
Here is our initial proposal for car circulation for your inputs which were developed by Herb Larrabee and shared with the committee. We posted this material on the board’s bulletin board. You can record comments on the SSS website or send them directly to Ted Weihe at Picardy210@gmail.com. Ted holds an advanced degree in planning and has many years of experience in neighborhood planning.
There are also basic maps of the club area in Craig’s office so that you can pencil in your own ideas and share them with the committee. We plan to test the one way streets with signage and car parking signs to see how they work. Eventually, we plan to make the circulation permanent, re-align and narrow streets, angle boats, and expand space for boat storage as the club keeps growing. We are also thinking of putting frequently launched boats near the ramp, and clustering one design boats. So, if you see some changes, we are exploring options and want your feedback.