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Committee Minutes:
     October 29, 2019  
    

          Launch Ramp and Harbor Rules and Regulations:


1. Every vessel using the launch ramp or dock must have a Bonnet Shores Fire District Permit sticker affixed in the proper place.
2. Unless other arrangements have been made, access to the locked launch ramp will require a call to the Harbormaster Joe Bleczinski at 401-788-3638 least 24hrs. prior to requested use.
3. The launch ramp gate must be re-locked immediately after use.
4. The dock is for loading and unloading only (15 minutes max.) or the vessel may be removed at the owners expense.
5. Do not leave unattended fuel on the dock.
6. Swimming or diving from the dock is prohibited.
7. The dock and harbor area are designated as a no wake zone with a speed limit not to exceed 5 MPH.
8. No person shall operate any vessel in a reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the life, safety, or property of any person.
9. Maximum of 30 minute parking on road at the launch ramp area for loading or unloading only.
10.Vessel trailers may not be parked on the beach.
11. Personal Watercraft Operator Certification must be presented prior to obtaining a Launch Ramp permit for that type of vessel.
12. Failure to abide by these rules and regulations may result in revocation of the Bonnet Shores sticker and /or citation.

 

H            Harbor Master: Joe Bleczinski | 401-788-3638 | Harbormaster@Bonnetshores.org

                                                     -  PROPOSED HARBOR REGULATIONS - 

Dear Bonnet Shores Residents,

At the direction of the Council, I have been charged with informing you of some the proposed changes to the harbor regulations that the Council has discussed. These are proposed changes and your input to the Council is welcomed before they are finalized.

Boats less than 12 ft. will not be allowed to permanently occupy a mooring.
Boats greater than 12 ft. will not be able to be stored on the beach.
Mooring balls must be removed by December 1st, with the winter marker installed

and summer balls installed no later than June 1 of each year

These are a few of the proposed changes to the regulations concerning the harbor, mooring field, launch ramp, and watercraft on the beach. It is strongly recommended that you review all the documents carefully. (see proposed changes here)

The Bylaws/Charter/Ordinance committee will be meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6:30 pm to review all the proposed changes to the ordinances for the Harbor. Please feel free to attend the January 18th meeting or send your comments in advance (by Jan 11) to the committee (Carolyn.dileo@bonnetshores.org).

The committee will make its recommendations to the council at the January 19 meeting. Sincerely,
Joe Bleczinski
Harbormaster