Dock Rules (updated 2017)

Coyle Community Club Dock Rules – last update 9 April 2017 (Note that rules that have sometimes not been followed are shown in bold text.)

1. Dock membership, as differentiated from club membership, shall accord the following privileges as governed in these regulations.

A. Launching and moorage rights.

B. Guest sponsorship rights.
These rights shall extend to all family members of the dock member living in the house- hold. All other individuals must be accompanied by the dock member or have a guest boat-users pass or a guest boat-moorage pass.

2. There shall be one dock membership per lot, but no property owner may hold more than one dock membership, irrespective of the number of lots owned. A dock member- ship may be held by the property owner or by a tenant living on the property full time, as agreed between the owner and tenant and stipulated in the rental agreement/notarized letter and submitted to the board. Prepaid dock membership may be assumed by full time resident renters. In all cases within D.A. Churchill Coyle Properties, club member- ship is a prerequisite for dock membership.

3. Dock moorage is limited to one boat per dock membership, except that a second boat under fourteen (14) feet is allowed when the dock is not crowded. All small boats (12 feet and under) should be moored on the inside of the dock when the dock is crowded. Maximum boat length is twenty-six (26) feet. Boat length is equivalent to the “Overall length”, defined by the Washington Administrative Code, 308-93-010(21) as follows: “Overall length” means a straight-line measurement of the overall distance from the foremost point of the vessel to the aftermost part of the vessel, measured parallel to the centerline. Bowsprits, bumpkins or boomkins, rudders, outboard motor brackets, outdrive units, propellers, and similar fittings or attachments are not included in the measurement. Boat length should not exceed 26 feet, as physically measured in feet and inches, not as specified on the state vessel registration.

4. Dock membership fees, due January 1, are $225.00 per year. There shall be no pro- ration of fees if paid later in the calendar year. Boats belonging to property owners whose dock fees are delinquent are considered unauthorized after 35 days have passed from the date of mailing by the CCC exec board of a notice of delinquency.

5. The board may declare an unauthorized boat to be subject to applicable sections from the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), chapter 79.100, “Derelict Vessels,” or chapter 88.26, “Private Moorage Facilities.” pursuant to these RCW references, the board may either act to remove and store the unauthorized boat, or to report it to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources Derelict Vessel Removal Program for disposi- tion. Any subsequent charges are the sole responsibility of the owner of the unautho- rized boat.

6. Each dock member will be provided with one Coyle Community Club decal to be af- fixed to a boat to indicate the right to moor at the dock. Decals for additional boats cost $10.00 each. Decals are to be placed on the side of the boat near the bow or other easi- ly visible location. Boats not displaying a valid decal or guest pass may be consid- ered unauthorized after reasonable notification.

7. The gate at the top of the boat launch ramp and the pedestrian gate should be kept locked. Each dock member will be provided with a key which opens all locks. Club members will be issued a key which opens the pedestrian gate only. First key is free; replacement keys are $75. Additional keys, if available, may be obtained for a fee, de- termined by the board. (as of July 2010, a second key may be purchased for $75)
8. All guests of a dock member in good standing using Coyle Community Club facilities must display a guest pass attached to their boat. This is a simple piece of paper in a zip- lock bag with the date, members name and lot#. Guest passes are good for 7 days.

9. An unexpired dock membership may be transferred one time through a sale of prop- erty or any number of times through inheritance by heirs of the original purchaser of the dock membership.

10. No live-aboards.

11. The ramp to the dock is not to be used as a tie-up for boats, but only for launching or loading purposes.

12. No boats, dinghies, etc., are to be left on top of the dock or finger piers. Such boats will be removed at the owner’s risk and expense. At the Board’s discretion, any open boat left unattended that fills with water may be removed or bailed out at the own- er’s risk and expense if it appears to create a risk to the environment, the dock or another boat.

13. Dumping of clam/oyster shells (except scrapings from the pier or from boat bottoms) or any other debris will not be tolerated in the dock area.

14. There shall be no commercially licensed boats allowed to use the dock or launch ramp. Only items for recreational use will be allowed on the dock, ramp or Birch Street. Recreational use is defined as using gear of the quantity and design specified by Washington Fish and Wildlife regulations.

15. The board shall, at its expense, provide and attach all cleats and bumpers to the dock. No other constructions may be attached to or made upon the dock without board approval.

16. Any member shall be responsible to report violations of these rules to the board, and act on behalf of, and under the instructions of, the board to ensure compliance with these rules.

17. The board shall appoint a dock maintenance person who shall be paid a stipend set by the board each year in the annual budget. The duties of this position are:
A. On a continual basis, maintain the cleanliness of the parking area, beach area, and pier, including man-made refuse, bird waste (including clam shells), and grass cutting. B. Replenish restroom supplies and monitor Sani-Kan for periodic pumping and clean- ing.

18. Abuse of or non-compliance with these rules may result in the dock member being denied use of dock facilities by a majority vote of the executive board for a length of time as determined by the board or until certain violations have been made right. The board’s decision will be binding and final. Appeals to the decision may be made at minimum an- nual intervals. (By-Laws Article XII)

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