Letter to Fairfax Yacht Club (FYC) Members Spring 2019
Dear FYC Members (Slip owners and Tenants),
As we head into the 2019 boating season the FYC Board of Directors would like to appeal to everyone about the importance of following the Rules and Regulations as well as the concept of consideration of your fellow FYC members.
The FYC Dockmaster (Jeff) has been empowered to oversee and run the facility by the FYC Board. Recently the Board voted in favor of an increase in compensation for the Dockmaster based on the idea that he will be taking on more responsibilities with the full support of the Board.
The Board is made up of volunteers who in most cases have full time jobs and responsibilities that do not allow more than a few hours a month to contribute to the operations of FYC. With this in mind it is imperative that the Dockmaster have the ability to oversee things on a daily basis endowed with the authority to uphold the Rules and Regulations.
The Dockmaster will therefore be reaching out to slip owners via eMail, phone or in person to address any concerns and or violations of the rules and regulations. It is important that members respond and take action as quickly as possible to avoid further escalation.
The Covenants Committee will also be walking the docks to assure things are in order and they will be the first point of escalation if the Dockmaster’s efforts do not yield positive results. If the Covenants Committee’s efforts are unsuccessful the matter will be escalated to the Board where fines or legal actions may be considered. If a member feels the need to address any matter with, or appeal to, the Board they can do so by reaching out via email, phone or attending a monthly board meeting. We also recommend that members simply ask for advice, help or approval to do something if there is any question about the Rules and Regulations which are available on the FYC website. Again, it is always better to ask for permission to do things such as modifying or attaching things to the common element.
The Board wants to promote the concept of a friendly and neighborly place for everyone to enjoy and to this we feel it is very important for everyone to be considerate of each other. PLEASE do your best to think about others and know the Rules and Regulations are in place to assure everyone can enjoy FYC.
Imagine you are trying to enjoy time on your boat in your slip but are subject to being next to a dirty or wasp infested boat in your neighbors slip. It is all about keeping our facility comfortable, safe and most importantly our property values up. In short it is all about being considerate of others.
We hope each of you has a wonderful and safe 2019 boating season and we appreciate your understanding of these points.
The FYC Board of Directors – Spring 2019.