MARINA COMMITTEE MINUTES
MAY 30, 2004
Call to Order @ 10:07 AM - Community Center
Committee Members Present- Tim McCarty (chairman), Pepsa Amato, Robert
Marcionek, Tim Toomey, Bill
Present, Liaison FII/BIT Jim Oconnor, Dick Giggy FII/BIT
Chairman McCarthy started meeting with posted Agenda Item #1
-Update on Marina policy submitted to the FII board last
September and the edits completed/resubmitted in March.
Mr. Jim Oconnor responded that the board has not approved the revised
policy, It was tabled at the May, 8 BOS/BIT meeting because board
members wanted to wait till after the July 4 annual meeting.
-Update on results and findings of winter mailing/survey
The Marina Committee was unaware and was not involved by the board about
the survey. The in-perpetuity language was discussed at the board
meeting again. There are a couple of Board members that are not in
agreement on what was decided upon during the Summer meeting last year
-Update on the rates and the status of the
tax abatement process
The majority of time was spent discussing the marina committee's role in
budget matters, problems with communication, why the marina was assessed
property tax and the golf course was not , Items on last years budget
that were inaccurate, insurance costs and Jim Oconnor worked on for BOS/BIT,
a abatement was filed concerning the tax issue and was rejected, the
marina committee was unaware that the board was planning to transfer the
marina to the town, Fee increases by the board and the marina committee
was unaware because both 1.)lack of communication and 2). Agenda for
that meeting did not post discussion of that issue.
-Request information from the Board on what areas they want the Marina
committee to focus upon
Requested again! Chairman called for hands on who wanted to resign due
to the role issues. The group all agreed to stay on the committee and
give the effort more of a chance based upon feedback from the Board and
-Discuss how we are going to ensure communication to the board is
going to work and what the board expects from the committee
Still an on-going issue. To be further discussed in future meetings.
Should the marina committee develop & manage a rental pool for equity
slips not used fully during the season to offset user fees or develop a
for recreational activities for marina club members?
Explanation: Its been 2 years since the office stopped managing the
of available equity rights slips to fellow islanders which historically
since 1997 offset fees to those equity rights slip holders. Many of the
Equity Rights Slip Holders are unhappy with the current arrangement of
excluded from the office management and benefits. The sub-committee
provide a benefit to islanders in providing temporary slips.
Tabled to the meeting of June 6.
Status of Dick Giggy's request to the Marina Committee last September of
recommendation to appropriate marina reserve funds to fund beach
Dick Giggy responded by saying that the BOS/BIT appropriated money from
another area over the winter.
Items 4-8 tabled to June 6 meeting.
Meeting closed 11:45