Fidco is now accepting applications for the gate house attendant job. Please click the links below to view the job description and download the application.
East End Stickers
This year, we have simplified the categories in order to avoid confusion at the Gate House and to streamline the application and payment process. While the Commercial Vehicle categories will remain intact, we will now have only three Residential Vehicle categories: East End Property Owners, West End Residents & All Island Renters and Year-Round Residents. The 2016 rates have increased modestly from 2015 as has been our consistent practice of adjusting rates every other year to offset normal increases in road maintenance costs. Accordingly, we would expect to hold 2017 rates steady. Bicycle stickers will continue to be free of charge.
The forms needed to obtain east end stickers are now available on this website. They can be found under the East End Sticker tab.
On busy summer weekends, the beach roads and parking lots become very crowded and access by emergency vehicles and nearby residents is impaired. In the past few summers, we posted an attendant at Isabella Beach to redirect traffic to parking spaces on adjacent roads. This approach had favorable results and we plan to continue the practice this year. Cars with guest passes may park at the beaches; however, families with guests are encouraged to minimize the number of cars at the beach. We are asking everyone to consider carpooling, biking or walking to the beaches to alleviate the congestion.
When an east end property is sold the seller/buyer must fill out a property transfer form and send it to the Fidco office. This is to assure the correct person is charged for the yearly assessment. This form must be filled out before we can send a letter regarding assessment status for closing purposes. For your convenience we have placed a copy of this form on the website under the Design Review Guidelines Tab.
Mike Imbriglio will be retiring after the 2016 season. Mike has been a friendly and familiar face at the gatehouse for the past seven years. When you see him, please take a moment to say goodbye and wish him well in his future endeavors.
This might be of interest to those who have seen the decreased sand on Chocomount, Isabella, and other beaches from winter storm activity.
The FIDCO board has a number of committees to carry out various duties. An update on recent activities follows:
Roads, Safety and Security
FIDCO has continued its routine maintenance projects on our roads, including grading of the dirt roads, brush removal and tree trimming to improve clearance and sight lines, and road repair. Safety is our foremost consideration. We will continue our messaging to the Island community about the importance of obeying the posted speed limits. To enhance security, the Gate House will now remain open until the end of November and will re-open on March 1.
During the past year, FIDCO renewed its lease agreements with The Fishers Island Yacht Club and The Fishers Island Sportsmans Club. In addition, FIDCO has developed plans to renovate our dock in Silver Eel Cove. We have filed for the necessary permits and expect to complete the project in the spring of 2014.
The Architectural Review Committee has worked closely with the several Island families who are building new homes or renovating existing homes. We appreciate the very cooperative spirit with which people have embraced FIDCO’s Architectural Review Guidelines.
FIDCO continues to work closely with The Ferguson Museum and The Fishers Island Conservancy to protect the Island’s natural resources and preserve the Island’s beauty. To date, the Ferguson Museum’s Land Trust has received contributions of over 300 acres of land, approximately one-third of which have been donated by FIDCO. On a very encouraging note, following FIDCO’s sizeable land donations in 2003-2004, several individuals have donated approximately 50 acres of land to the Land Trust. Their extraordinary generosity is greatly appreciated as is the visionary wisdom of Matty Matthiessen who many years ago recognized the need for vigorous land preservation practices on Fishers Island.
At the annual meeting in August, 2012, Margaret Chaves and Dixon Harvey were elected to the board to succeed retiring directors David Strupp and Bob Miller. In December, 2012, Tom Sargent was appointed to the board to fill the remaining term of director Ella Foshay who resigned due to other pressing obligations. Tom Sargent will stand for election to the board at the 2013 annual meeting.