Boatslip Group Representatives
Boat Slip Fee
$305 per year.
Boatslip Committee was formed in 2005. Initial Committee attendees were Roger Garst, Judy Garst, Jim Epps, Bob Perdelwitz, Jay Tidman, Eric Bost and Bryan Duncan. Roger was the Advisory Board Liaison and Don Jackson Chaired the Committee..
Boatslip rules were established in 2006. Motion to allow boatlifts passed by the committee and then placed on 2007 Annual meeting ballot. HOA voted in favor to allow boatlifts. Subsequently, Boatlift guidelines were developed. Both documents are living documents.
Original dock slip count was 117. In 2007 slip H-71 & 72 was removed due to shallow water. By 2010, slip A-2, G-61 & 62 were also removed to bring us to our present slip count of 112.
Boat slips were assigned to interior lot owners by a first come, first serve bases. The following was the process:
- Each Interior lot owner selected a slip by signing a “Contract to Enter Into Boatslip Lease”. Owner paid Developer a one-time $10k rental. Owner paid minimum $500 deposit until the “Boatslip Lease” is signed. Money was used by the Developer to build the docks and maintain Duke Lease agreement.
- If owner selected a slip that was not built yet, a “Memorandum of Boatslip Lease” was signed which is just a written reminder and evidence of the transaction. When slip was ready, Owner paid the remaining sum and entered into the “Boatslip Lease”.
- Each interior lot owner signed an “Assignment of Assumption”. Assumption transferred Developers obligation to pay Duke’s lease agreement for that slip to the owner.
- Term of each current lease runs to Aug 31, 2016 which coincides with when Duke’s license agreement with FERC is due to expire. (search internet for Keowee-Toxaway Relicensing) The Boatslip Lease assigned the slip to the lot and guaranteed the slip to remain with the lot until lease term expires and as long as terms & conditions of the lease was maintained.
- The Memorandum of Boatslip Lease and Assignment of Assumption was recorded in the Office of Register of Deeds for Oconee County, SC. This is just the location of where the records are kept. There is no Deeded Boatslip.
- In a separate written agreement, WSC HOA assumed all Developers rights, duties, obligations and liabilities under the Duke Lease agreement which includes all the subleases that are collectively known as Boatslip Leases. In short, WSC HOA is now responsible for paying Duke Lease agreement and assumed the Developers role with each interior lot owners lease agreement.
Latest News: In November 2013, Stakeholders in the Keowee-Toxaway Relicensing project came to an agreement and submitted relicensing application to FERC. Below is the signed agreement and summary newsletter. Recommend reading Shoreline Management Agreements (section 7) and Appendix G (Procedure to Allow Docks to Follow the Water) of the Relicensing Agreement. You can read more about relicensing by clicking on this (link).
Contract to Enter Into Boatslip Lease
Memorandum of Boatslip Lease
Assignment of Assumption
Waterside Crossing Subdivision Lake Keowee (FERC Project No. 2503) Alias Duke Lease
Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment (April 11, 2006)
Boatslip Selection Order
Attorney Michael J Smith
Office of Register of Deeds, Oconee County, SC
Committee Meeting Minutes 2005-2008
Is my slip deeded?
No. The HOA owns the Marinas (Phase I & II). Each Interior Lot owner rents their slip from the HOA. Your Memorandum of Boatslip Lease and Assignment of Assumption was recorded in the Office of Register, Oconee County, SC. These documents are not Deeds, it is simply where the lease documents are kept. See Historical information on Boatslip page.
Is there a boat size limit to our slips?
- Any watercraft more than twenty (20) feet in length or more than ten (10) feet in width moored within the “Leased Premises” (shoreline of where Phase I & Phase II docks are) must have a certification label attached to the boat indicating that the boat was manufactured in compliance with Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971. Any watercraft, in safe condition, manufactured prior to the effective date of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971 is exempt.
- If you have a slip that is between two docks, obviously you’d want to buy a boat that you could navigate safely in and out without hitting docks or boats.
- If you have a slip that faces open water (i.e. dock J) the size of the boat is limited to staying within the Waterside Crossing Pier Zones (no part of the boat can stick out past the mapped Pier Zone).
- The most limiting factor is marine toilets. This is the gottcha clause. In our CC&Rs under Article VIII, Section 8.21 states that “No watercraft equipped with a marine toilet having a fixed or portable holding tank, or a through hull or overboard discharge toilet, shall be permitted at any Waterfront Lot Owners’ docks or piers, unless approved by Declarant (now HOA) OR Architectural Control Committee. No watercraft equipped with a marine toilet having a fixed or portable holding tank, or a through hull or overboard discharge toilet, shall be permitted at the Piers or Boatslips shown on the Map.
References: Covenants Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R), WSC Lease Agreement with Duke
Can i install a boatlift in my slip?
Yes. Boat Lifts are permitted to be installed on Boat Slips assigned to Waterside Crossing interior lot owners subject to restrictions adopted by the HOA in 2007. See Boatlift Guidelines.
Can I sublease my slip?
No. Your Boatslip Lease gives YOU exclusive use of the premises for the purpose of docking and storing your boat. Subleasing your slip to anyone is a violation of your lease agreement which places your lease in default. The HOA can terminate your lease for this violation.
Can our docks be pressure washed?
Yes. Our docks are constructed of engineered lumber from GeoDeck. Periodic cleaning with a pressure washer will help keep our docks looking its best. Proper use is very important. The power washing unit should be set at a low pressure setting (500-800 psi maximum). Spray should be consistent with the “grain” of the product (Do NOT spray across the grain). To prevent damage to the boards, be careful to stay a minimum of 12” off the surface and do not let the spray sit idle too long.
Can you use a cleaner to remove stains from our docks?
Yes. GeoDeck recommends using an Eco-friendly cleaner such as “Corte-Clean”. We want to ensure we don’t harm our lake. Corte-Clean can be purchased at Lowes. It will clean stains such as algae, black mold, grease, oil, barbecue, wine, and others. Corte-Clean can be used with a pressure washer or plastic bristle scrub brush.