Burnt Store Isles Boat Club

Punta Gorda Florida

BURNT STORE ISLES REPORTS, NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance

At the May 17th meeting it was announced that the weather station for Peace River Marker 4 has been updated with cellular connection electronics and will be reinstalled next week, weather permitting.  In addition, a duplicate weather station will be installed on Marker 2 shortly after October 1 when funding from the Charlotte County Martine Advisory Committee will be available.  These weather stations will provide real time wind velocity and direction, barometric pressure, and ambient temperature. These data will be available on the PGBA web site, http://www.boat2puntagorda.org/


Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recall


 Kidde Fire Extinguishers are being recalled due to a defective valve.  If you call the company or go online to let them know the serial numbers of your Kidde fire extinguisher/s they will send you replacements. 

Florida vessel inspection law goes into effect July1, 2016.  Read Waterway guide article HERE.

New Punta Gorda Water Front Properties Owners Guide

A copy can be found on the City's Canal Maintenance website. Click this link:

http://www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/government/public-works/canal-maintenance 

 

Hard copies can be found at the City of Punta Gorda Clerks, Building, Code, Urban Design and Public Works offices.

For the CHEC Punta Gorda Canal Water Quality Sampling Program Click here

BOATER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

FLORIDA LAW REQUIRES THAT PERSONS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER COMPLETE A NASBLA APPROVED BOATER EDUCATION COURSE PRIOR TO OPERATING A VESSEL POWERED BY A MOTOR OF 10 HORSEPOWER OR MORE. THE “HOW TO BOAT SMART” COURSE MEETS THESE REQUIREMENTS. 

A LIMITED SUPPLY OF THE COURSE HANDBOOK IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING YOUR VICE-COMMODORE, NICK HAY OR BY PLACING YOUR ORDER THROUGH WWW.MYFWC.COM.

HAVING STUDIED THE MATERIAL AND TAKEN THE EXAM I MIGHT SUGGEST THAT NOVICE BOATERS OLDER THAN 21 YEARS OF AGE MIGHT ALSO GET SUBSTANTIAL BENEFIT FROM  STUDYING THE COURSE MATERIAL AS WELL.

BSI Canal Advisory Committee 

The Burnt Store Isles Canal Advisory Committee (BSI CAC)  meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at  1:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers. Must be a resident of Burnt Store Isles. Five member board. 3 year terms-maximum of three terms. Click HERE for more information. 


BSIBC is a member organization of the Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance.

 

Background: MAC is a 21 member advisory board established by the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners.


Meeting Schedule: The Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) meets the second Thursday of every month in Room 119, 18500 Murdock Circle, Administration Center, Port Charlotte at 9:30 a.m.  Pre-Agenda meetings are held the first Thursday of every month in Room B-106, 18500 Murdock Circle, Administration Center, Port Charlotte at 9:30 a.m.


Roles and Responsibilities: An excerpt from Charlotte County Resolution 2001-026, Section 8, defines the functions, powers and duties of this committee as follows:


  • To evaluate, consider and review marine-related matters in the County.

  • To consider and analyze the development and maintenance of marine-related facilities and waterways.

  • To solicit input from the public that may assist with the duties listed above.

  • To provide recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on issues related to those duties specified above or other duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners.

  • To review and provide input on the Capital Improvement Budget for marine-related facilities.

 


MAC Boater Improvement Fund



Gayle Moore

Staff Liaison

Charlotte County Administrative Assistant I

941.623.1094

A great benefit as a member of the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club is a 50% discount on a BoatUS membership.

Click on the link for more information:

BoatUS

BSI Guide to Seawall Grass Edging

Be Ready to Save A Life, sign up for one of the monthly classes


CPR