The responsibilities of this committee are Rules & Guidelines policy updates, guidance on new issues, and rules development in the area of official policy and enforcement development.
I want to thank everyone for their feedback on the new marina rules. Based on the feedback, I have made the following changes.
I will be sending this to the HSIA board for review and , hopefully, approval at their January 26th meeting. Thanks. -Bill Shuman
A new updated copy of the rules is on the Steering Committee page at the link MARINA RULES AND REGULATIONS DRAFT 01-20-12.pdf.
Steve Vanderbosch has talked with Bob Gaudette, DNR's Director of Boating Services, about abandoned boat procedures. The links below are to two sections of statute and an info sheet from DNR that give the information. In short, the abandoned boat procedure for a private marina is a lengthy one (90 days). See NR 8-721 (a)(2). DNR recommends using procedures authorized under NR 8-721.1. This is the equivalent of having cars towed away if left unattended for 48 hours. DNR suggests posting the marina as required, and that this procedure will provide a process for dealing with slip holdovers as well as non-slipholder boats that may appear in the marina. It appears an arrangement would have to be made with a boat towing service in order to implement this. (See also "ASK AN EXPERT! How can we get rid of abandoned boats in our waterways".) Steve will be happy to discuss or research this topic further.