A new automatic gate has been installed at the sand spit/marina.
The gate will automatically open at 6:30 am every morning and close at 8:00 pm each evening. The gate will automatically open for a vehicle leaving the sand spit at any time. Slip holders have received a card that will open the gate after hours so they can have access to their boats.
The sand spit is community property and all residents are welcome there during daylight hours. Before the new gate was installed, non-slip holders had to wait for someone with a key to open the gate and they had the chance of being locked in if they were there after hours.
The hours the gate is open will be adjusted during the year as daylight changes. If you find the gate closed during daylight hours please email us so we can correct the problem. If this gate works as well as expected, we will probably add a similar gate to the beach.
In addition to the gate, a security camera system was also installed. The cameras, which work at night as well as in the daytime, covers the docks and the sand spit. In the next few months, the views from the cameras will be accessible from the HSIA web site. The new gate and cameras were entirely paid for by the marina budget. No special tax money was used. These are big improvements that will benefit all residents, not just slip holders.