Message from the Board
Under the SCHA By-laws, the Board of Directors is required to manage the affairs of the SCHA in order to provide for the management, maintenance and care of the common
property interests of the Association. In order to do this, the Board meets regularly to review and revise policies as necessary. In September of 2017, a Dock Committee was formed to review improvements to our communal docks and how best to manage their use.
Last year, after considerable review, a Dock and Dinghy Policy was implemented to formalize our efforts to accommodate the growing number of homeowners who want to use the docks to access their moored boats. The complete Policy and rules are located on our website SCHAMashpee.com.
In order to manage the dock space fairly, the policy makes clear that the docks are NOT a space for larger boats to be left overnight, and they are available for tying up a dinghy long-term only for those who have a mooring and a permit. Otherwise, they are intended to be available for use by water vessels for pick-up and drop off on a touch-and-go basis. The policy and rules were established with the greatest good of the community in mind.
The policy and rules have been reviewed by legal counsel, who have confirmed the following: the duty of the Board is to manage the common areas, including the docks, for the benefit of the entire community, and in doing so the Board can take reasonable steps to manage these areas by restricting their use and access to them. To fulfill this responsibility, the Board has adopted a reasonable approach to control the process for maximizing the number of dinghies permitted to be kept long-term at the docks while maintaining safe conditions for broader use of the docks by the members of the Association. The current policy and rules reflect our best effort to achieve these goals in a manner that is consistent with the Association’s common area deeds and the By-laws.
We want to thank all members of our community for your continuing cooperation with this policy.
Dinghy Permit Info
Apply for a Dingy Permit
To apply for a 2021 Dinghy Permit please submit the Dinghy Permit Application form below. You must mail a check to the SCHA within 5 days. Send checks to:
PO Box 468
Mashpee MA 02649
* Please list your SCHA address in the check memo section.
Once qualified we will notify you via email and mail you a 2021 Dinghy Permit Sticker. Please place it in a clearly visible area on the inside of the transom.