Tuesday, May 10th to Sunday, May 22nd
PROPOSED RULES CHANGES
Rules Change to Moorage Rules & Regulation/Handbook
The HPMA Board of Directors is proposing a Rule change. Two consecutive readings at the Saturday Board meetings are required for a Rules change to take effect. The first reading was at the April 16, 2022, Board meeting.
The second reading is scheduled for the Saturday, May 21, 2022, Board Meeting.
This Backgrounder is being provided to allow owners sufficient time to provide input or
comments to the Board before the Rule change is adopted.
The purpose of this proposed Rule change is:
- Article I, General Marina Information - Reduce the time to correct marina violations from 30 days to 15 days.
- Modifications to Article IX Modification or Alteration of Slips and Drive-on Floating Docks. - that modifications to the docks/slips are generally not allowed and to clarify what modifications may be requested.
The proposed amended DEFINITIONS are in RED type:
General Marina Information
Application of Marina Rules: The Marina is a unique feature of the Association that requires specific rules and procedures. These Marina Rules are intended to supplement the Declaration, Bylaws and other Rules and Regulations of the Association by being specific to the Marina. To the extent these Marina Rules conflict with the general Rules and Regulations, then with regard to Marina-related matters these Marina Rules shall control. If the Marina Rules conflict with the Declaration or Bylaws, the Declaration or Bylaw provision will control. In addition to the governing documents listed above, the Agreement and Declaration Applicable to Indian Cove Marina was initiated to specifically guide policy and management of the Marina.
Enforcement procedures for the marina rules are as defined in the HPMA Rules & Regulations except owners or registered occupants shall have 15 days to correct a marina violation in lieu of 30 days as defined in the HPMA R&R’s, Article II, Enforcement Protocol and Hearing Procedures.
Proposed Article IX:
MODIFICATION OR ALTERATION OF SLIPS AND DRIVE-ON FLOATING DOCKS
In general, the modification or alteration of slips is not allowed. The below provisions describe the limited conditions under which a slip may be modified or altered to suit the specific needs of a tenant.
1. Modification: The installation of the Long-Term Lessee or Sublessees’ property on the floats, docks, piers, or water space such as cleats, bumpers, dock wheels, marine lifts, hoists, floating docks, etc.
2. Dock Alteration: Any change in the structure of the floating docks that involves adding new components to the structure or removing components of the original structure.
3. Drive-on Floating Docks: Drive-on, drive-off floating docks (dry docks) moored in the slip for the purpose of keeping the hull of a vessel out of the water when not in use.
4. Personal Watercraft (PWC): A vessel propelled by a water-jet pump or other machinery as its primary source of motive power and designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on the vessel, rather than sitting or standing within the vessel's hull.
Section 1: Modification Generally.
A. Slips may not be modified by the addition of carpet, mats, hoses, electrical cords, storage lockers (dock box), dock wheels, or any item permanently attached to the float, dock, or pier with the following exceptions:
1. Cleats – An additional cleat(s) may be provided and installed by HPMA upon request from the Long-Term Lessee. The Lessee will be billed for the actual cost of the cleat(s) and installation, once installed, the cleat(s) becomes property of the Marina. Requests shall be submitted to the Harbormaster and must be approved by HPMA.
2. Drive-on Floating Docks – for one or two personal watercraft (PWC) may be used in a moorage slip with the approval of HPMA. A request must be submitted by the Long-Term Lessee to the Harbormaster and approved by HPMA prior to arrival. If approved the floating dock shall not be bolted or attached to the marina docks. It must be secured by rope/line to the dock cleats only. The floating dock cannot ground out on low tides and shall not exceed the length and/or beam dimensions as defined by the lease. Drive-on floating docks designed for vessels other than PWC are not permitted.
3. Sublessees that require cleats or drive-on floating docks for PWCs must obtain the approval of their Lessor-and HPMA per 1 and 2 above.
1. HPMA approved dock wheels or other devices that serve to prevent damage to moored vessels will be provided and installed by HPMA upon request from the Owner (the Long-Term Lessee). The Owner will be billed for the actual cost of the item installed. Any installed item becomes property of the Marina.
2. Cleats – additional cleats will be provided and installed by HPMA upon request from the Owner. The Owner will be billed for the actual cost of the items installed and the installed cleats becomes property of the Marina.
3. Dock Box – HPMA approved dock box for storage will be provided and installed by HPMA upon request from the Owner only at approved locations which do not block the Roadways, gangways, piers, floats, and finger piers. The Owner will be billed for the actual cost of the item installed. The Owner is responsible for locking the box and securing their contents. The dock box will become property of the Marina.
4. Sublessees that require cleats or dock boxes must obtain the approval of their lessor-Owner and HPMA per 1, 2 and 3 above.
B. Slips shall not be altered in any way by the addition of any structural component, including storage shelves, storage devices for dinghies and the like.
C. Slips shall not be altered in any way by the removal of any of the components of the original structure.
D. HPMA reserves the right to deny any request for additional cleats and/or drive-on floating docks.