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Greenwich Mooring Fees Cut

The Board of Selectmen voted to reduce the annual fee by $25.

 

It'll be a little cheaper for boaters to set their anchors in Greenwich waters this summer.

The Board of Selectmen voted Thursday to reduce the annual mooring fee charged boaters who are lucky enough to have a coveted mooring along the town's coastline.

The annual fee was cut from $100 to $75 for the 2013 boating season.

The selectmen took the action after listening to several town officials including Board of Estimate and Taxation member Robert Brady discuss how much money in mooring fees remain unspent. The money is used for boating and water-related expenses including supplies for the town's harbormaster.

According to Greenwich Budget Director Roland Geiger, there is more than $40,000 in unspent mooring fees.

The unanimous vote came after the selectmen heard that boaters already face other fees for using town marine facilities including a $75 annual use permit, and varying fees to either dock or store their boats at town facilities.

For more information about moorings in Greenwich and the application process, click here.

Tony Lee March 15, 2013 at 05:01 PM
There are many things about life in Greenwich that don't mirror the national picture, but this one takes the cake. At a time when the town's schools are crying out for better facilities, and many children in some parts of town go without proper nutrition, our leaders cut the fees for boats moored in Greenwich docks. Are they completely mad? They should all resign in disgrace - what a message to send.

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