Mooring Fees

by Cleghorn Admin on April 18, 2021

Hi Folks,

At our fall board meeting a number of fees were reviewed and some were increased. There’s a link on the sidebar on the right side that will take you to our current fee list. In particular, the fees for our secondary moorings were increased. The cost is now $350 if the secondary mooring is on your dock and $650 if you are using someone elses dock.

Nobody wants to see fees increase and there is an understandable desire for fees to stay the same forever, but this was needed to compensate for 16 years of inflation. The amount of the increase was slightly less than the total amount of inflation since 2005. The choice in raising fees was to pull the band-aid off quickly in one year or slowly with 2 or 3 years of rate increases. We choose to pull it off quickly.

Part of the reason for the increase was to bring the compensation for sharing a dock back to where it was originally. Matching dock owners willing to share a dock with mooring users works much better when the rates stay current. When rates fall, it becomes harder to find folks willing to share. Eventually, without an increase, it starts looking like grandma offering a quarter to the paperboy for Christmas.

There have been a few comments about the moorings fees and everyone’s wish that we had more boat slots is understandable. Yet the bottom line issue is how to equitably share a limited resource. We could rotate the secondary slots, every third year a resident gets a secondary spot for the summer. However most people prefer the continuity that our current system offers. Fees help us find the folks that get the most benefit from those few moorings and also benefit nonusers since the fees go to the good of Camp as a whole. Anyone that has questions on this or suggestions for better system, please stop by and we can chat.

Glenn Block

Dock Chair

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