April 21, 2017
Dear Sandwich Marina Pleasure Vessel Slip-holder,
The warm weather is upon us, boats are being launched, and there is much activity already on the waterfront. I wanted to share some new information about the marina with you.
NEW MARINA BUILDING: As of November 2016 we relocated to our new building on 12 Freezer Road. All mariner business is operated in our newest building. The town police, State Police Marine Unit and the Army Corps of Engineers now occupy the old marina building.
WEBSITE: Recently we upgraded our website, which will continue to provide updated information. You can visit us online at www.sandwichmarina.com. Our new reservation system can be accessed through our website or visit www.dockwa.com directly to reserve a transient slip. Our website has information that will assist through a myriad of items.
PARKING: We intend to issue you a parking sticker for your vehicle at no charge to slip-holders on A/B/C and E Docks, an additional sticker can be purchased for $5.00 and limit of two (2) passes per slip. Please bring a copy of your vehicle’s registration by the marina office to obtain your parking sticker.
We anticipate that parking will continue to be a challenge at the marina with the resiliency of the waterfront. We also have taken steps with the Sandwich Police and Park Rangers to assist with the enforcement of designated parking.
RULES AND REGULATIONS: The Sandwich Marina Rules and Regulations of 1993, were recently updated and will be posted on the website. If you need further clarification to an item, please contact the office. Future addendum to the Rules and Regulations will be included as necessary.
LAUNDRY: The ramp building received an entire face-lift with a laundry room added for convenience of all slip-holders. Tokens to utilize the washers/dryers can be purchased in the marina office.
ANNUAL LEASE/FEES/LATE FEES:
- Annual leases begin as of May 15 and are valid through October 15 of the same year.
- Beginning this year the Sandwich Marina will change to a tri-annual payment cycle (November 15, February 15 and May 15) vice the semi-annual payment cycle. This is due in large part to ease the financial burden on some of our slip-holders while still enabling the marina to meet our financial obligations.
- Late fees are assessed for all bills past 30 days.
In our effort to stay current with the town billing cycles and payment systems, we are transitioning to online billing, which will enable you to pay your bills on-line. Our goal is to have this in place by the first of the year.
WAITLIST/TRANSACTIONS: This year we had 35 transactions for slips.
5 – Non-renewals
3 – Commercial slips offered & accepted
12 – Pleasure slips offered and accepted
6 – Pleasure slips offered and declined
6 – Slip-holders relocated
3 – One year Sit-out
We had an unusual amount of slip-offerings that declined a slip after being they were on the waiting list for over 20 years. It is important to determine early if you plan not to renew your Sandwich Marina lease. If you do not intend to lease for the 2018 season we want to ensure that the same opportunity that you have been afford is provided to those on the Sandwich Marina Waiting List.
SLIPS: Due to the large demand for recreational slips, slip-holders are required to notify our office prior to November 15th annually with your intent for the following year (i.e. Non-renewal). This enables our staff the necessary time to issue newly vacated slips prior to January of the following year. Thus fulfills the requirements of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers Lease Agreement with the town. Again, due to the fact the waiting list is over 20 years and in high demand, we want to ensure that the same opportunity that you have been afford is provided to another recreational boater on the Sandwich Marina Waiting List.
STORAGE LOT: The back storage lot has been neglected and we have found hazardous waste/mystery containers/etc. on the property, which is adjacent to environmentally sensitive wetlands. Year-round storage will no longer be offered after leases expire in July 2017.
PUMP-OUT BOAT HOURS: Please note that there are now hours for the pump-out boat. We are in the process of relocating the pump-out station and anticipate by the end of the summer we will be able to be perform this service at the fuel dock.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 508-833-0808.
J. T. Kondratowicz