What FIDCO does for FI

The Architectural Review Committee of FIDCO oversees the location, design and landscaping of privately owned dwellings in order to maintain the park like environment of the East End.

A snowy day on Fishers Island: winter 2016.

A snowy day on Fishers Island: winter 2016.

FIDCO owns and maintains the paved and dirt roads inside the Park as well as the Gate House at the entrance to the Park. Road maintenance includes cutting and clearing brush, paving, grading, snow removal and litter cleanup. In 2010, using funds raised from over a decade of East End property assessments and road usage fees, FIDCO repaved 5.8 miles of the main road and installed new safety barriers in select locations.

Seasonal gate attendants, employed by FIDCO, monitor road usage and help reduce unauthorized traffic into the Park. FIDCO also controls traffic through the sale of car and truck stickers which constitute a source of revenue for road maintenance. FIDCO works with the New York state police and Town of Southold authorities in the enforcement of speeding and other driving regulation in the Park. FIDCO has its own security vehicle which regularly patrols the East End roads. FIDCO has the right to withhold individual driving privileges on its roads and does so when necessary to maintain safe conditions. Concern for safety led FIDCO to grant certain rights of way to the Fishers Island Recreational Path Foundation, an independent non-profit entity, which constructed a 4.2 mile recreational path for use by bikers and pedestrian traffic.

FIDCO’s other activities include monitoring environmental issues affecting the Park, financing mosquito control work and working cooperatively with all Island organizations, such as the Island Community Board, the Fishers Island Conservancy, the Ferguson Museum, the Fishers Island Ferry District and the Fishers Island Fire Department, in furtherance of their many programs.