Call to Order
at 6:30pm by Commodore Jennings.
The roll was called and a quorum certified with 9 directors present.
Directors present: David Jennings: Commodore, Bob Miller: Vice Commodore, Barry Millbourn: Rear Commodore, Linda Tiffan: Secretary, Michelle Lee: Treasurer, Joe Pratico: Fleet Captain, Donna Hillmyer: Regatta Director, Cassandra Roznos: Social Coordinator, Laurel Kaiser: Education Coordinator.
Directors absent: Herb Larrabee: Race Captain.
Dock Access/Facilities, Overhead and Maintenance Fee
Discussion: The Standing Rules Committee proposal regarding Dock Usage Rules was presented by Linda Tiffan who as board secretary also chairs the Standing Rules Committee.The board discussed the elements of the Standing Rules Committee proposal noting that the identification of "user groups" comes directly from John Huber's proposal. The following recommendations were made and incorporated into the proposal: collapse user groups III and IV into one user group called "transients". Increase the dock usage fee for transient users to $30 per day.
Discussion: An overview of an amendment to January's motion was presented by Linda Tiffan. She stated that the amended motion incorporates the recommendations of the standing rules committee and provides more specifics as to how and when fees are levied as well as what those fees are. David Jennings fielded suggestions from the board that included: a limited number of free dockage days for SSS members, flat fees for DA/FOAM fees, standardized language to describe fees, signage to inform people about the rules, the need for better communication regarding policy changes, the merits of John Huber's proposal. Expression was also given to the concern of current moored and anchored boat owners who are experiencing the greatest change of any SSS members with regards to what and how they are being charged.
The next meeting is 12-Feb-2013. Executive Committee meets at 5:30pm, full Board at 7:00pm.