Dear VBC Members,
We hope this finds you all safe, healthy and well. As a new boat season is upon us, we have unfortunately been met with circumstances beyond our control that mandate a delayed opening to the VBC boating season. As most or all of you are aware, Mayor McFadden has advised that based upon the Executive Orders issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo restricting non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason must be canceled or postponed. The mayor advised as follows:
“Boats and Lake Recreation:
Because we have boating and lake recreation within the Village, Executive Order 202.10 applies to the Tuxedo Club, the Village Boat Club, the Wee Wah Fishing and Boat Club and the Wee Wah Beach Club. The order applies to all boats and recreation on all three lakes. Please abide by these restrictions.”
Due to the order of the Governor and the directives of Mayor McFadden, we are hopefully to be fully open to all members by May 15, 2020 and possibly sooner depending on when the restrictions are eased and/or lifted.
At the present time, the VBC communal boats are not available for use. Communal Boats include Kayaks, Canoes, Rowboats, Fishing Boats, the Electric Duffy, etc. We simply cannot guarantee the cleanliness and disinfecting of the communal boats after each use to ensure a safe experience under the present conditions.
In the interim, the docks have already been installed. We will also take this time to repair the docks and equipment. The site will be maintained and we will launch, clean and perform maintenance on the communal boats, but again the boats will not be available for use until the restrictions are lifted.
At the present time, individual boat owners may launch and use their boats, but must limit passengers to immediate family members. No outside guests are permitted. The property use will be restricted to just users of personal boats and members doing maintenance, repairs or cleanup. Multiple users are not to be on the dock or site simultaneously. If you find someone loading or unloading you must remain in your vehicle till that user has completed his/her use. Additionally, individual boat owners may use the site, but any materials, containers, packaging or trash must be removed upon leaving.
Again, this is just temporary and we will strive to keep the direction and mission of the VBC intact and reopen as soon as possible. Additionally, we will take all steps to extend the season through the end of November. We look forward to another great season at the VBC and will keep you apprised on an up to the minute basis as developments arise.