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September 25, 2018

Some Boaters To See Refund, New Fee Schedule Proposed


OSWEGO – Boaters who were without power last season at the city’s marinas will be seeing a refund. The city turned off the power to the docks for a period of time in 2017 for safety reasons during the high water.

At Monday night’s Administrative Services Committee, Thomas Kells, DPW Commissioner, requested a $100 refund for boaters who docked at the city operated marinas during the 2017 season and were without power because of safety reasons.

The boaters will have the option of receiving a $100 discount on their 2018 slip or receive a check in the amount of $100 if not returning this season.

The difference between the docks providing power and water and those that don’t is about $100, Kells said Monday night, explaining why he decided on the amount of the refund.

Currently, those with power and water pay $250 more per season than those without, he told the committee.

During the shutoff time, boaters with those amenities still had water and the power wasn’t off the entire season.

Kells also proposed a new fee schedule for charter boat dockage at the city operated marinas.

He requested that charter boat fees be reduced by $300.

The fees are currently as follows:

  • Charters that are 30′ to 34′ with power and water – $2,100 for a full season and $1,100 for a half season.
  • 35′ to 45′ without power and water – $2,700 for a full season and $1,400 for a half season.
  • 35′ to 45′ with power and water – $3,000 for a full season and $1,550 for a half season.
  • 46′ to 60′ without power and water – $3,600 for a full season and $1,850 for a half season.
  • 46′ to 60′ with power and water – $3,900 for a full season and $2,000 for a half season.

 

He also sought approval of removal of the $1 per fish cost of the fish cleaning station fee.

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