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Snug Harbor Leaseholder news 2019  & 2020
June 2020:  emails sent out to leaseholders re:  NO TENTS for 2020, price changes, form to add guests, office hours, use of masks and social distancing when onsite, keeping dock ramps secure.  Updated forms and email:

june2020leaseholdernotice.pdf      leaseholderguestaddon.pdf      addoncharges2020.pdf
May 2020:  emails sent out to leaseholders re: limiting use, day use, mask use when onsite
March 2020:  See letter to leaseholders regarding response to virus issues:  leaseholdermarch2020.pdf
November 2019:  Lease renewal information packet will be mailed out to the addresses on file the week before Thanksgiving.  Please return the lease renewal sheets to us by no later than 11/29/19 so that we will be able to put together the new lease form and mail back to you for signature.

Please check our Calfrans update site for any new news on when the ferrys will be returned to service.  Both are at a Bay Area repair yard and are reported by Caltrans to return to service sometime in December.  Currently the only access to Snug Harbor and Ryer Island by vehicle is by using the Miners Slough bridge.  Or boat to Snug Harbor.
May15, 2019:  Per California state laws regarding public water systems, the Snug Harbor Resorts, LLC has been posted at the office for review by leaseholders and others who want to see water test results, etc.  The reports are many pages long.  We are also sending out an email to leaseholders to advise of the availability of the reports.  New water system and filtration is working well but is expensive so we will be emphasizing using less water for washing of boats or RVs.  It is anticipated that leased sites will shift to metered water by next year.  Here's the 2018 CCR:    images-2019/2018 CCR Snug Harbor.pdf  posting notice:  images-2019/2018ccr.pdf    images-2019/2018 eAR Snug Harbor.pdf
May 2019:  New grounds maintenance staff are onsite and catching up with the mowing and weed whacking.  Water flow seems to be slowing down just a bit.  Still very cold water!  Store has been stocked with the basics.  Store and office will have shorter open hours this year as we will be carrying less products for sale compared to the past few years.  Gas dock will be turned on the first week of May but the price to get gas to Ryer Island is even higher this year, so we had to put gas price at $5.25 per gallon and it may have to go above that if the gas prices in California continue to go up.  As a reminder, do not leave any furniture, lawn rugs, pots or plants on the lawn outside your unit so that staff can do the mowing.  Staff will skip your site if you have stuff out.  We will try to concentrate the mowing to Mondays through Thursdays, so keep your sites clear of stuff!!
April 2019:  The flows on Steamboat Slough continue to be the fastest outflow we recall seeing in the last 20 years!  Water is super cold, so don't hand out on the docks on Steamboat Slough as it would be unsafe to fall in or swim in the cold water and swift currents.  So far, so good, on water levels.  We went ahead and leveled Snug Harbor Drive as the winter rains caused lots of potholes.  We sent out an email 4/6/19 about office staff changes, and additional grounds and maintenance staff will arrive in the next week.  Given the expectation of possible high water flows, we are not accepting reservations for dates before 4/15 and may extend that to 5/1, depending on the weather.  So only leaseholders and staff would be onsite.  Office will have limited hours as staff are concentrating on getting cottages ready for spring and summer, including new appliances in 8 of the cottages.
February 2019:  On Feb 14 we got water on the road outside the gates for a few hours during high tide, and then it drained off.  With more flows continuing, we expect to have minor flooding onsite, hopefully not like 2017!  This is NOT a "climate change" issue.  It is a water flow management issue.  On a positive note, the new governor is quite clear that he is against the twin tunnels plan governor Brown kept pushing.  Now there is talk of a single tunnel.  As usual, the issue is HOW MUCH water will be diverted, not just HOW the water will be diverted.  More to come.
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