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Salmon Harbor Rules & Regulations   (Effective February 26, 2009)

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  1. The following rules & regulations apply to all waters and lands within the Salmon Harbor recreational area as referred to in Salmon Harbor Ordinance adopted pursuant to the Intergovernmental Agreement between Douglas County and the Port of Umpqua dated February 11, 1982.
  2. Moorage (Annual, Monthly, Weekly, Daily)
    1. Annual moorage begins on April 1 of each year. Lease agreements for annual moorage must be signed and returned with full payment to the Harbor Office by April 1st of each year. After April 30th a late charge plus interest on the unpaid balance will be imposed. All moorage fees including daily, weekly, monthly, and annual must be paid in advance at the Harbor Office. For new moorage customers that wish to pay for annual moorage after October 31st of each year, the Harbormaster has the authority to apply a reduced fee. With advanced payment for annual moorage for the next moorage year the Harbormaster is authorized to reduce moorage by prorating the remainder of the current annual moorage year. No vessel will be permitted to be moored annually or monthly in the Basin without a moorage agreement signed by the registered boat owner(s) containing the following information: name of registered boat owner(s) and/or captain, driver's license number and/or Social Security number, telephone number, emergency contact and telephone number, current mailing address and physical address (if different), boat name, boat numbers, length and breadth of boat; and copy of current state marine boater’s registration or USCG documentation. If annual moorage is not paid by May 1, the rate shall convert from Annual rate to monthly moorage rate.
      1. The lessee further agrees to use sewer pump out station available and will not use any marine sanitation devices in the marina and will not pump or dump any toxic waste including Black water and/or Gray water in the harbor. (ORS 164.785, 164.805, 468.946)
      2. No discharge of commercial solvents, garbage, refuse or fish scraps and carcasses into the waters of the basin. The cleaning and rinsing of fish on the docks is permitted, but the scraps and carcasses must be bagged and disposed of in dumpsters. (ORS 164.775, 164.785, 164.805, 468.946)
      3. The use of toxic chemicals to clean vessels near or in the water and uplands of Salmon Harbor that can drain into and contaminate the waters of the basin is strictly prohibited. (OAR 340, Divisions 40 to 73, ORS 468B)
      4. The use of any debris producing boat maintenance such as but not limited to painting, scraping, sandblasting and power washing the exterior of any vessel moored within Salmon Harbor or upland property is prohibited. (ORS 468B, 468.946)
      5. Annual moorage is transferable to another vessel or to a new owner of the same vessel with the permission of the Harbormaster.
    2. No vessel will be permitted to be moored daily or weekly without first contacting the Salmon Harbor Marina office with the exception of after-hours (transient) moorage.
    3. Refunds of prepaid moorage shall be made for unused portions of advance rental payments after deducting the highest applicable monthly, weekly or daily rate.
    4. Moorage shall be limited to the specified rental period on the lease agreement. Unpaid moorage shall revert to the highest applicable rate. For instance, annual will convert to monthly, monthly will convert to weekly and weekly will convert to daily.
    5. The Annual moorage late charge and interest incurred May 1 for non-payment of the annual moorage shall be due and payable by lease holder regardless of type of moorage lease.
    6. If annual moorage is reinstated after June 1, only one monthly rate shall be applied to the annual rate.
    7. Failure to pay monthly moorage within 30 days shall be cause for revocation of moorage.
    8. Incorrect state marine boater’s registration or USCG documentation, no state marine boater’s registration or USCG documentation numbers visible on vessel, or expired state marine boater’s registration or USCG documentation shall be cause for revocation of moorage.
    9. New annual moorage lessee will be allowed 60 days to secure state marine boater’s registration or USCG documentation and will be leased moorage on a monthly basis. Monthly moorage payment(s) will be applied to the annual rate when documentation is provided to the Salmon Harbor office.
    10. A vessel registered in the name of a corporation must provide copy of the Articles of Incorporation or in the name of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) must provide copy of Articles of Organization; name, address, and phone number of the Registered Agent must be provided for the corporation or the LLC.
    11. For emergency purposes and proper registration, the Harbor Office must be notified immediately of the sale or transfer of ownership of any vessel moored in the Basin.
    12. All vessels must be moored in such a manner that they do not obstruct the passage of the public along the dock.
    13. All vessels must be properly secured with adequate care and equipment necessary to prevent a break away.
    14. The Vessel is allowed to occupy only the slip assigned by a signed lease or paid receipt with the Harbor Office. Any vessel moored in a non-assigned slip may be moved without notification by Harbor employees at a charge plus moorage fees at the daily rate.
    15. Derelict vessels are not allowed in Salmon Harbor. (Ordinance 12.08.030C).
    16. No vessel shall be allowed to travel at a speed in excess of five (5) miles per hour or create a wake that is considered hazardous or damaging to personal or real property in the Basin.
    17. Commercial boat repair is allowed only with proper insurance documentation and permission of the Harbormaster.
    18. For emergency purposes and proper registration, the Harbor Office must be notified immediately of the sale or transfer of ownership of any vessel moored in the Basin.
    19. All Charter and Guide Service operations must be registered with the Harbor Office and approved by the Salmon Harbor Management Committee as a commercial use in Salmon Harbor.
    20. The owner shall be responsible for keeping the bilge pump on the moored vessel in good repair. If Salmon Harbor is required or requested to pump a vessel there will be a charge.
    21. Dinghies owned by the moorage lessees may be kept in the water alongside the owner's vessel or secured on the boat if it does not obstruct the adjacent moorage customer. They will not be placed on the docks or fingers.
    22. Moorage spaces may be reassigned at the pleasure of the Harbormaster with proper notification if the orderly administration of Salmon Harbor so requires. Holders of permits may apply for reassignment; however, reassignment is not a right or privilege inherent to the permit.
    23. Vessels to which permits apply may be temporarily assigned or reassigned to other berths and spaces under the control of the Harbormaster to accommodate repairs, improvements, maintenance, construction, emergencies or when necessary in order to permit maximum efficient public utilization of Salmon Harbor. Temporary assignment of moorage must be approved in advance by the Harbormaster.
    24. Mooring lines shall be provided by the Lessee and shall be of sufficient number, strength, and size to insure that the vessel remains securely moored under all reasonable conditions. Any mooring lines provided by Salmon Harbor to secure any vessel shall be charged to the Lessee at the current adopted rate.
    25. Cross ties are not permitted from April 1st to October 1st. During the winter months all cross ties must be registered at the Harbor Office.
    26. There may be a service charge for changing slips. Check with the harbor office.
    27. It is not permitted to tie a vessel to any piling.
    28. Monthly moorage can only be applied to an annual rate within the first thirty (30) days. Weekly moorage can only be applied to the monthly rate within the first seven (7) days. Daily moorage can only be applied to the weekly rate within the first three (3) days.
    29. Vacating time for moorage customers is 2:30 P.M.
  3. Docks
    1. Except in designated areas, fingers and moorage slips are off limits to the general public.
    2. All non-moorage customers and unauthorized personnel must vacate the docks by 10:00 P.M. nightly. For the benefit of the general public the Harbormaster has designated dock 9 as an all night crabbing dock. See the Harbor Office Bulletin Board for that information.
    3. All vessels are private property. Do not board, touch or look through windows. Trespassers can be prosecuted in accordance with State Law.
    4. Burning devices on docks are strictly prohibited.
    5. Bicycles on docks are strictly prohibited.
    6. The vessel owner shall be responsible for dock damage or damage to other vessels caused from fire, faulty equipment, chemical spills including but not limited to oils, paints and solvents.
    7. Vessel owners and the general public shall not obstruct main walkways.
    8. All dock boxes, steps or gear lockers must be approved by the Harbormaster. In general, dock boxes are only permitted on wood docks located in the East Basin. In the West Basin and on concrete docks, storage is restricted to specifically designed finger steps that do not restrict the safe passage of moorage customers.
    9. All moorage customers are required to provide the appropriate electrical cord, 30 amp plug and water supply line from pedestal. Extra electrical cords may be utilized for a fee and with the permission of the Harbormaster. All cords must be plugged into the appropriate receptacle. Vessel owners will be responsible for damage to Salmon Harbor property caused by inappropriate application of electrical cords.
    10. Crab lines must be attended at all times so as to prohibit a hazard to navigation.
    11. All docks must be kept clear of junk and garbage.
    12. It is illegal to tap, connect, disconnect, interfere with or tamper with any water outlet, water pipe, water connection or any electrical wiring, electrical outlet or electrical device of any kind, installed or maintained in the boat harbor, without first obtaining the approval of the Harbormaster; or to interfere with or tamper with any float, gangplank, walkway, ramp or other facilities within the harbor.
    13. Due to maintenance needs, electrical and water services may be disconnected by Harbor Staff for repairs with or without notification.
    14. All pets on docks are prohibited unless leashed and accompanied by a registered moorage or camping customer.
    15. Fireworks of any type are prohibited on docks.
  4. Boat Launching
    1. Boat launching is only allowed at designated launch ramps.
    2. Launch payment is required year-round.
    3. All launch tickets must be properly filled out.
    4. All launch tickets including annual launch passes must be properly displayed on the dashboard or window on the driver's side of vehicle.
    5. Boat trailers must be attached to vehicles and parked in designated areas.
    6. Boat trailer storage (unattached) is allowed in designated areas only and must be registered in the Salmon Harbor Office.
    7. Boats shall not be left unattended on launch ramp and dock.
    8. Salmon Harbor reserves the right to move any vehicle or trailer at owner’s expense.
    9. Weekly and daily moorage customers must pay applicable launch fee.
    10. One daily launch ticket may be applied to the purchase of an annual launch pass.
  5. Overnight Camping
    1. All camp envelopes must be properly filled out to include all required information.
    2. Camping is allowed in designated areas only. These sites are on a first come first serve basis and must be paid for to secure the campsite.
    3. Fees are collected year-round.
    4. One camping unit per space.
    5. All camping tickets must be properly displayed near the access door of camp unit.
    6. Camping units cannot be left unattended for more than two consecutive weeks.
    7. All camping units within Salmon Harbor that are being used or occupied during the day or evening hours are subject to camping fees.
    8. Vacating time for campsites is 2:30 P.M.
    9. Quiet hours are10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
    10. All campsites must remain uncluttered. Storage of any type is prohibited. Patio furniture is allowed but must remain within the boundaries of individual campsites.
    11. Tents are allowed only as an auxiliary to the main camping unit and only to accommodate overnight visitors. These auxiliary units or tents must fit within the perimeter of the individual campsite. The staking of tents through the asphalt or pavement is strictly prohibited.
    12. No unauthorized storage of boat trailers or vehicles in camp parking areas.
  6. Sewer Dump Usage
    1. After sewer dump usage, area is to be left clean and hosed off.
    2. Any use of the sewer dump facility including Salmon Harbor camping customers must pay the dump fee.
  7. Pets
    1. All pets in Salmon Harbor must be leashed at all times.
    2. All pet owners are responsible for the animal’s behavior, containment and removal of the animal’s waste while in Salmon Harbor.
    3. Pets on docks are prohibited unless leashed and accompanied by a registered moorage or camping customer.
  8. Parking (Beach Boulevard Parking Area and Fourth (4th) Street Parking Lot)
    1. The public parking areas on Beach Boulevard and the public parking lot on Fourth (4th) Street and Beach Boulevard (hereafter referred to collectively as parking areas) shall be used solely for the purpose of parking vehicles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, campers, attached travel trailers, buses, or similar motorized means of transportation (collectively referred to as vehicle/s).
    2. Continuous short term vehicle parking is permitted for up to seventy-two (72) hours. Parking in excess of seventy-two (72) hours is prohibited except:
      1. As maybe allowed in conjunction with a Special Event permit; or
      2. As may be permitted at the sole discretion of the Harbor Master.
      The moving of a vehicle within the parking areas shall not be deemed to extend the time.
    3. Unattached trailers are prohibited in the parking areas except:
      1. As maybe allowed in conjunction with a Special Event permit; or
      2. As may be permitted at the sole discretion of the Harbor Master.
    4. Overnight camping is prohibited except as may be allowed in conjunction with a Special Event permit. Overnight camping is defined as occupying a parking area for the purpose of living in and/or sleeping in a vehicle, recreational vehicle, motor home, camper, travel trailer, bus, boat or other personal property any day of the week between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.
    5. Storage of vehicles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, campers, travel trailers, buses, boats, boat trailers or other personal property is prohibited. Storage is defined as occupying a parking area in excess of 72 hours.
    6. The parking or leaving a vehicle, recreational vehicle, motor home, camper, travel trailer, bus, boat, boat trailer or other personal property in a parking area for vending purposes is prohibited except:
      1. As maybe allowed in conjunction with a Special Event permit; or
      2. As may be permitted at the sole discretion of the Harbor Master.
    7. Posting for solicitation purposes in any manner such as “For sale”, “for rent”, or “for lease” is prohibited on vehicles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, campers, travel trailers, buses, boats, boat trailers or other personal property in the parking areas except:
      1. As maybe allowed in conjunction with a Special Event permit; or
      2. As may be permitted at the sole discretion of the Harbor Master.
    8. Spaces designated as Loading Zones shall be used only for the purpose of loading and unloading materials, supplies and the like; and shall be used only for such time as is minimally necessary to complete such loading or unloading. Loading zones will be identified either by signage or marked on the ground surface including time restrictions, if any.
    9. Time restrictions may be applied to individual parking spaces. The time restriction will be indicated at the individual space either by signage or marked on the ground surface.
    10. Parking of any vehicle containing or transporting hazardous material is prohibited, except for the incidental use applicable to the vehicle such as a propane tank associated with a recreational vehicle, unless otherwise permitted at the sole discretion of the Harbor Master. “Hazardous material” means any explosive, blasting agent, flammable liquid, flammable solid, oxidizing material, corrosive, compressed gas, poison, radioactive material, or other hazardous materials of such type and in such quantities as to require the display of placards or markings on the vehicle exterior by the United States Department of Transportation regulations (49 CFR Parts 172, 173 and 177) and any other substance, material or device posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety or property during transportation.
    11. The washing, greasing, repairing or maintenance of a vehicle is prohibited except as necessitated by an emergency.
    12. Any vehicle, recreational vehicle, motor home, camper, travel trailer, bus, boat, boat trailer or other personal property in violation of these policies shall be towed at the owner’s risk and expense. The decision to tow will be made at the sole discretion of the Harbor Master or his/her designated representative. Prior to initiating the services of a towing company a notice will be affixed to the vehicle stating that the vehicle will be towed if it is not removed. The notice shall remain on the vehicle for seventy-two (72) hours before the vehicle is removed. A form will be completed and signed by the Harbor Master or his/her designated representative that includes:
      1. A description of the vehicle to be towed;
      2. The location of the property from which the vehicle will be towed; and
      3. c. A statement that the Harbor Master or his/her designated representative has complied with this section. (ORS 98.810-98.812)
    13. Salmon Harbor Marina reserves the right to use Beach Boulevard and Fourth (4th) Street parking lot for permitted Special Events or at the discretion of the Harbor Master. At least 5-days prior to restricting parking, written notices will be affixed to vehicles, sandwich boards will be placed on site, and the ‘no parking’ area will be roped-off. Information in the notices and on the sandwich boards will include at least the beginning and ending dates of the “no parking” restriction, and the deadline date for vehicles to be removed and that if not removed by the specified date they will be subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.
    14. Permanent signs containing abbreviated parking rules and regulations will be displayed in the parking areas in plain view to the public. The content and location of the signs shall be determined by the Harbor Master.
  9. General
    1. Campfires are allowed only in designated areas and must use a proper serviceable portable fire pit or container. Open burning is strictly prohibited. (OAR 340 Division 264)
    2. Digging through or in garbage containers or recycling bins is strictly prohibited.
    3. No commercial sign shall be placed within the boundaries of Salmon Harbor without the approval of the Harbormaster.
    4. The discharge of any weapon including but not limited to a pellet gun, bow or slingshot is prohibited.
    5. Flare guns are only to be used for emergency purposes.
    6. Recreational swimming and skin diving in the Basin is prohibited.
    7. Commercial diving for repair or emergencies is permitted with the approval of the Harbormaster.
    8. Any vehicle, trailer or vessel is to be parked in designated areas only. The Harbor reserves the right to move any vehicle at the owner’s expense.
    9. Waste containers provided in Salmon Harbor are solely for the benefit and use of the Harbor customers and shall not be used to deposit waste or refuse generated from outside of the harbor.
    10. Illegal fireworks are prohibited. (Oregon State Fire Marshall, Oregon State Police). Fireworks of any type are prohibited on docks.
    11. It is unlawful to discard batteries, oil or any items containing any hazardous material on Salmon Harbor property. For this purpose there are recycle bins located within the harbor to dispose of these materials. (ORS 164.805).
    12. No water borne craft is allowed to be moored, anchored, tied off or embarked/disembarked on shorelines within the basin or boundaries of Salmon Harbor.
    13. Commercial crabbing is prohibited within Salmon Harbor Boat Basin.
    14. Salmon Harbor will not accept mail and/or packages addressed to customers at the Salmon Harbor business address.
    15. Subleasing of paid moorage and camping is prohibited.
    16. Early departure of moorage and/or camping reverts back to next highest applicable rate (ie. monthly to weekly, weekly to daily) and not at the discounted rate. Any remaining days, if applicable, will be in the form of a raincheck issued to the customer through the Salmon Harbor office. Rainchecks cannot be issued without customer receipt for moorage and/or camping and must be presented at office when requesting a raincheck .

Salmon Harbor Fees
  1. A late charge plus interest will be assessed on unpaid balance of annual moorage after 30 days.
  2. A late charge plus interest will be assessed on unpaid balance of monthly moorage payment after 10 days.
  3. Vessel moored in non-assigned slip may be moved and may be charged a handling fee plus moorage fees at the daily rate.
  4. A fee will be assessed and charged to the lessee of any vessel that requires pumping.
  5. Additional fees for mooring lines that are provided by Salmon Harbor shall be charged a fee to the Lessee.

Salmon Harbor has the authority to pursue legal measures as outlined in Chapter 12.08, Sections 12.08.180 - 12.08.330 of the Ordinance to collect overdue moorage.

 
Notice

For your health and safety docks and camping areas must remain free of debris, electrical cords, hoses, or other items that can present a hazard to yourself and others. Douglas County, The Port of Umpqua and Salmon Harbor Marina are not responsible for any accidents or injuries to any person while on Salmon Harbor property; for any lost or stolen items; or for damage to boats, vehicles, RVs or any personal property. If you have any questions to the above rules and regulations please inquire at the harbor office.

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