Blue Valley Yacht Club
BLUE VALLEY YACHT CLUB
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, SAFETY & RILEY COUNTY REGULATIONS
In case of an emergency call the RCPD at
The BVYC grounds are subject to all relevant Riley County ordinances.
Ground fires and trash burning are normally prohibited. On workdays the commodore may supervise trash burning after obtaining permission from the Riley County Emergency Preparedness Committee.
Dogs on BVYC grounds must be on a leash.
Target shooting is prohibited.
a. Club membership is open to any interested person. Annual dues for renewing membership are set at $100.00, and may be revised from time to time. In addition, new members are expected to pay an entry fee of $100.00. On reinstatement of a lapsed membership, the Board may waive the entry fee at its discretion. Dues are reduced 50% after August 1. When two or more persons not in a single family own a boat in partnership, each must pay the membership fee.
b. Membership dues should be paid by March 1st of each year. Use of facilities will not be permitted until dues have been paid and membership is acknowledged either verbally by a board member or by issuance of a membership card.
c. Membership is not transferable.
d. Guests are welcome but must be accompanied by a member.
2. USE OF FACILITIES
a. Members are permitted use of all facilities except moorings and boat storage.
b. To rent a mooring, dinghy park space or space outside the dinghy park a member must pay the appropriate fee indicated on the membership application and be assigned a space by the board of directors.
c. In general, boats are not permitted to be parked outside the dinghy park except as follows:
(1). Through the payment of the appropriate fee.
(2). Tenders for keelboats may be stored near the shoreline or fence line without charge. Tenders must not be parked at the docks in a manner that will obstruct traffic.
(3). Overnight parking is permitted on an occasional basis when members are involved in consecutive day's activities.
(4). The board of directors may approve other short‑tem parking. A fee may be required.
d. Large parties will be permitted if the Board is notified in advance.
e. Camping is allowed and campers may use their own grill or the Club Grill next to the shelter. (Ground fires are prohibited.)
3. MOORINGS AND DINGHY PARK SPACE
a. Dinghy park space and moorings may be limited. Assignment will be as follows:
(1). Members who had assignments during the preceding season will keep their assignments if dues and parking/mooring fees are paid by March 1. If necessary, a waiting list will be created for remaining space and moorings.
(2). After March 1st, assignments will be made in order of receipt of mooring and dinghy park fees.
b. Moorings and dinghy park spaces are transferable to other members only when a waiting list does not exist. When a waiting list exists, a prorated refund may be made in lieu of permission to transfer an assignment.
c. Mooring fees and parking fees will be reduced to one half of the annual fees for assignments made after August 1st.
4. HARBORS AND GROUNDS
a. Parking for motor vehicles is permitted any place that will not obstruct traffic except on the grass area south of the shelter. This area is reserved for sail drying and picnics.
b. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Droppings must be removed from the common use areas.
c. Care must be taken when sailing through the mooring areas.
d. Members may swim at their own risk but must stay clear of the docks.
e. Keelboats must be secured to the mooring pendants in a manner that will guarantee the safety of all boats. Each boat must have 3 mooring lines not less than 3/8” in diameter; boats 22 feet and over should use 1/2” mooring lines. Only one keelboat may be moored to each mooring.
f. Especially on busy days, members must limit the time during which boats are kept at the docks. In high winds, let boats stream.
g. Members are expected to keep their boats and other property safe and secure and in assigned or designated areas. The Board of Directors is authorized to move boats, trailers, vehicles and other property of members and their guests whenever the Board deems necessary to provide for the safety, security or maintenance of the Club Grounds and harbor, Club property or the property of others.
5. RESPONSIBILITIES OF MEMBERS
a. Ensure that a member accompanies guests. Never give the combination to a non‑member.
b. Report any questionable activities to a board member.
c. Report all accidents to a board member promptly. Courtesy suggests that if someone sees or has an accident, he makes a call to the other parties if they are not present.
d. Lock gates to the dinghy park and Club grounds unless one is absolutely sure that another member will soon be leaving the grounds. If in doubt, lock the gates. When more than one lock is used on a single chain, all locks must be installed in series so that opening any single lock will release the chain.
e. Participate in the Spring and Fall workdays.
Adopted 2 March 2009