Boaters who moor their vessels in Huntington waters will have to cough up another $40 for a permit starting Aug.16.
The Huntington Harbormaster’s Office will start enforcement of the mooring permit after the Town Board approved the fee by a 3-2 vote at its June 18 meeting.
Opponents said the fee was unnecessary; Maritime director Dom Spada said the fee was needed because of the increased use of the harbor and costs of maintaining the waters safely, as well as a database of boaters using Huntington facilities
Boat owners should submit a mooring permit application by August 15, the town said. The application can be found on the Town website at: http://www.huntingtonny.gov/
Unpermitted boats will be issued a $250 violation starting Aug. 16.
Nonresidents will continue to pay $200 as a mooring fee.
The Town is allowing commercial baymen who operate in Huntington’s waterways to have their mooring permit included with the issuance or renewal of their commercial license.