Haines Harbor Fees
No vessels over sixty-five feet in length shall use the present grid.
Use of the grid shall be under the direction of the harbormaster and
fees shall be charged according to the following schedule:
$10.00 for each 24-hour period or portion thereof up to 72 hours.
Usage after the first 72 hours: $25.00 for each 24-hour period or
portion thereof. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984; Ord. 784
16.12.040 Net tending and storage of fishing gear.
Areas set aside for net tending and storage of fishing gear shall
be at the discretion and under the direction of the harbormaster. (Ord.
341 §5(part), 1984: prior code §15.30.010 (c))
16.12.050 Open mooring.
Float areas not otherwise occupied or posted for restricted use shall
be designated for open mooring. Such areas shall be open to all members
of the public primarily for transient and other temporary use for mooring
boats. Large boats may be assigned designated mooring spaces in open
moorage by the harbormaster. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior code
Stalls are numbered areas enclosed by floats set at an angle to the
finger floats and designated for the exclusive use of privately owned
boats, both commercial and pleasure, upon the owners thereof having
first made arrangements with the harbormaster and having paid in advance
to the city treasurer the stall rent provided in this title. Each stall
shall be numbered in such a manner that its location can be readily
determined. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior code
§15.30.010(d); Ord. 734 §5(part), 5/28/97)
16.12.070 Wharf areas.
Wharf areas are the designated areas of the master float, suitably
posted and marked, to be used by the general public without charge,
only for the purposes of loading and unloading supplies, equipment
and stores. No boat shall be moored in such designated areas for any
longer than is reasonably necessary for loading and unloading. (Ord.
341 §5(part), 1984: prior code §15.30.010 (b)
16.12.080 Boat launch ramps.
The boat launch ramps located in the Haines Small Boat Harbor, Letnikof
Cove and at the Lutak Dock are facilities maintained by the City under
the direction of the Harbor Master. Such facilities shall be open to
all members of the public for the launching and recovering of vessels
at a fee as set out in section 16.16.135 (Ord. 693 §5 May, 1996)
FEES AND PAYMENTS
16.16.010 Assignment of spaces.
Assignment of use of a designated and numbered space, either stall
side mooring or bow mooring, shall be made by the harbormaster who
shall give the boat owner a duplicate of the stall rental agreement.
Presentation of this duplicate shall be made to the city treasurer
when making payment of the fee indicated thereon. Boat owners may retain
space rented by them only so long as they continue to be boat owners.
If a boat owner sells or disposes of his boat, he may retain the space
until the end of the rental period and may not renew the same unless
he has acquired or given notice of intent to acquire another boat within
a reasonable time. Otherwise, the stall shall be assigned to the
first appropriate-sized boat on the waiting list. (Ord. 341 §5(part),
1984: prior code
§15.40.010(h); Ord. 861 §5(part), 5/16/01)
16.16.020 Use of stall pertains to owner of boat.
No property rights are created by this section or this title. The
stall renter shall have only a license to use the space reserved to
him as provided in this title. There shall be no loaning or sublease
of stalls except by the harbormaster.
Stalls are assigned to boat owners, rather than boats; a person buying
a boat previously moored in the harbor shall have no rights to the
previous owner's boat stall except as established by the harbor stall
waiting list. The harbormaster has the authority to utilize the holder's
reserved space for other boats during the absences of the holder's
boat and to move moored boats to other locations in the event of fire
or other emergency requiring such action. (Ord. 477 §5(part),
16.16.030 Fees due when--Rental period.
- Rental, moorage and launch ramp fees provided in this chapter shall
be paid for prior to the occupancy or use of the facilities during
the period for which the fees are assessed and shall be delinquent
unless then paid. Except as specifically provided in this chapter,
rental payments for stalls, permanent moorage and launch ramp fees
shall be made annually, in advance, for a one-year period commencing
October 1st and ending September 30th.
- A boat owner or his agent who rents a stall or permanent open
moorage on or after April 1st shall pay the entire annual fee for
the period ending September 30th; however, he shall be entitled to
a fifty percent reduction in the moorage fee for the next twelve-month
period beginning October 1st.
- Anyone wishing to terminate the use of their stall before April
1st of the year shall be eligible for a refund in the amount of one-half
the moorage fees paid for that billing year. (Ord. 693 §5(part)
May, 1996; Ord 861 §5(part), 5/16/01)
16.16.040 Appeal of charges or assessments.
The rates stated in this chapter are determined and found to be fair,
just and reasonable rates. All rates charged or assessed by the harbormaster
shall be charged or assessed according to the rates set forth in this
title and paid by the owner, master or other persons having charge
of the vessel on the demand of the harbormaster. Payments shall
be made to the city treasurer. Any person or vessel owner against whom
a charge is so levied or assessed by the harbormaster who considers
the same to be improperly computed or assessed may apply to the
council in writing for an adjustment and refund of such charge. Such
application shall be made within fifty days from the date on which
the charge is made, and the council shall determine whether the charge
shall be adjusted or sustained at the first meeting at which the council
has sufficient evidence available to make the determination; provided,
however, that the council shall not hear any such protest or application
unless the charge and assessment made by the harbormaster shall have
been paid at the time of the assessment or within twenty-four
hours thereafter. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984. prior code §15.40.010
(k); Ord 734 §5(part), 5/28/97)
382 (Haines 6/01)
16.16.050 Delinquent rental and moorage fees.
In the event rental and/or moorage fees are not paid within sixty
days from the date of delinquency as outlined in Section 16.16.030,
a penalty of ten percent of the rental and/or moorage fees due shall
be levied against and added to the delinquent account. Transient moorage
which must be invoiced will be charged at twice the normal rate. (Ord.
341 §5(part), 1984: prior code §15.40.010(f); Ord. 861 §5(part),
16.16.060 Failure to pay--Harbormaster's report.
Any owner, master or managing agent of any boat who fails to pay the
moorage fees in this chapter and service fees as provided elsewhere
in this title, at the time and place when such fees are due and payable,
and for a period of thirty days thereafter, shall be personally liable
to the city for such fees and charges. If a stall or open moorage renter
has not paid moorage fees thirty days after they are due, he shall
be notified by mail that unless he pays the delinquent amounts within
five days he will lose his moorage. If the renter does not pay the
delinquent amounts within the specified time, the delinquent stall
renter shall lose his stall and the delinquent open moorage vessel
shall be required to leave the harbor. The harbormaster shall
submit a report to the city council of all such delinquencies
and such report shall include the description of the boat, the name
and address of its owner and the type and value of such fees as are
delinquent. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior code §15.40.070)
16.16.070 Boat harbor fund created.
The treasurer of the city shall open and maintain a separate account
"Haines boat harbor fund". All mooring, rental and other
fees received by the city arising out of the operation of the boat
harbor and Letnikof Cove shall be deposited in this fund and used exclusively
for such costs of operation, maintenance and supervision of the
boat harbor as the council may from time to time authorize, except
that when advances are made to the Haines boat harbor fund by the city
general fund, the Haines boat harbor fund may reimburse the general
fund upon approval of the council. See also section 16.16.135. (Ord.
341 §5(part), 1984; Ord 692 §5(part) May, 1996: prior code §15.40.080)
16.16.080 Rental, moorage and seaplane float use fees.
Permanent open moorage vessels shall have priority over transient
boats for available mooring space. Only one stall shall be allowed
to any boat owner, except that the owner of a commercial vessel shall
be permitted to rent one additional stall for a boat used solely for
recreational purposes. A boat owner may not designate any other person
as the recipient of his stall if he surrenders or forfeits it for any
reason whatsoever. Stall rentals, moorage fees and seaplane float use
fees provided in this chapter shall be paid to the city treasurer at
the City Hall or to the harbormaster. A receipt shall be given to each
person upon payment. The harbormaster shall daily deliver to the
treasurer all money collected and a duplicate of each receipt. (Ord.
429 §5(part), 1987: Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior code §15.40.010(a);
Ord 734 §5(part), 5/28/97)
16.16.090 Computation of annual fees.
Unless otherwise provided, annual fees for stall rentals and moorage
shall be computed as follows:
Annual fee = $.95 x width x length
"Length" is the length of the stall rented or the actual
length of the boat, whichever is greater.
16.16.100 Live-aboard assessment.
The harbormaster shall assess a monthly fee for all vessels on which
people are living aboard of fifteen dollars ($15.00) per month per
vessel to compensate for their increased use of the harbor utility
services (Ord. 429 §5(part), 1987: Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984:
prior code §15.40.010(b)(2); Ord. 734 §5(part), 5/28/97)
16.16.105 Permanent open moorage vessels.
- Permanent open moorage vessels are long-term vessels that shall
qualify for moorage rates equal to the regular moorage rate for their
size boat (See Section 16.16.090) by meeting the following conditions:
- Vessel has been on the waiting list for a permanent stall
for at least one year;
- Fees are paid in advance;
- Owners must reside in the Haines Borough area during the months
they receive the special rate, and be on call, or arrange for
a responsible person, approved by the harbormaster, to be on
call to move their boat if necessary for harbor repairs and upkeep;
- Vessel must be in the water year-round.
- The renter of a permanent stall may receive the same moorage rate
described in A of this section for a second commercial vessel by
meeting the conditions in subsections 2 and 3 of this section, provided
the permanent stall fee is paid. From April 1st through September
30th these vessels shall be charged long-term transient moorage fees
as set out in Section 16.16.130 §B. (Ord. 466 §5, 1988;
Ord. 429 §5(part), 1987: prior code §15.40.010(b)(1); Ord.
812 §5(part), 1/5/00; Ord. 861 §5(part), 5/16/01)
The harbormaster shall maintain a waiting list of all persons desiring
stall space and a seniority list of stall renters wishing to improve
their stall location. As stall space becomes available, the first person
on the seniority list shall have the option of exchanging his space
and the first person on the waiting list shall then be assigned the
vacant stall. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior code §15.40.015)
16.16.120 Unoccupied stalls.
If any stall remains unoccupied for ten consecutive days and
if the moorage fees therefor have not been paid by the date due, the
stall shall be released and the rental agreement cancelled by the harbormaster.
§5(part), 1984: prior code §15.40.040)
16.16.130 Transient boat moorage fees.
- Transient boats are vessels not assigned permanent moorage or permanent
open moorage. Transient moorage fees shall be based upon vessel length.
- Transient moorage fees for boats using the harbor shall be assessed
according to the following schedule:
- Short-term (less than two weeks):
$ .30 (thirty cents) per lineal foot/day
- Long-term (two weeks and over):
$3.50 per lineal foot/month
16.16.135 Boat launch ramp use/fees.
Any person launching or recovering a vessel from a trailer using
a launch ramp owned or operated by the City of Haines must have first
either purchased an annual launch ramp sticker from the Harbormaster
or paid a daily fee. The annual fee for the use of all City boat launch
ramps shall be $25 and shall be payable as provided for in section
16.16.030. Upon payment of such fees, a sticker shall be provided by
the Harbor Master, which shall be prominently displayed on the
Payment of such fees shall allow unlimited launching and retrieval
of one boat per permit at any city boat launch facility. A daily
ramp use fee of $5.00 shall be charged to any person not wishing to
obtain the annual permit sticker.
It is presumed that a trailer in a ramp parking lot or in the parking
lot adjacent to the city's boat harbor facilities either has been used
or is intended to be used to launch or recover a boat via a launch
ramp owned and operated by the city of Haines. Use of any city launch
ramp facility without payment of appropriate fees shall result in a
fine of $50 per violation.
All boat launch ramp revenue shall be maintained in a separate cash
reserve account and appropriated only for the maintenance, repair,
reconstruction or new construction of boat launch ramps operated by
the city. (Ord. 693 §5(part) May 1996)
16.16.140 Seaplane moorage and float rental fees.
Fees for the moorage of seaplanes or for the rental of the seaplane
float shall be as follows:
Open Moorage Fee
Less than 3 hours No charge
3--24 hours $3.00
Each additional 24-hour period or fraction thereof $3.00
Rental of 24' by 36' Seaplane Float Per 24-hour period or fraction
16.16.150 Boat houses, floats, scows, barges, pile drivers and dredges
Fee assessment basis. Boat houses, floats, scows, barges, pile drivers
and dredges shall be moored in the harbor only on a temporary basis
and only at the discretion of the harbormaster. When moorage for the
above is allowed, fees for the same shall be assessed on length at
twice the rate of other boats. The vessels and watercraft mentioned
in this section shall not be used for live-aboard purposes while moored
in the harbor. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior code §15.40.010(j);
Ord. 734 §5(part), 5/28/97)
16.16.160 Electric service
Responsibility for payment. Electricity is supplied to the harbor
by Haines Light & Power Co., a private utility. It shall be the
responsibility of owners of boats moored in permanent stalls or in
open moorage to arrange with the utility for electricity provided to
the stalls and payment therefor. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior
16.16.170 Electrical connection regulations and rates.
- Electrical connections to any vessel are under the direction of
Haines Light & Power Co., the local electrical utility, and must
comply with the following regulations:
- Cords with current carrying capacity of less than fifteen
amps shall not be used.
- Flexible cords shall be used only in continuous lengths without
splice or tape.
- Cords shall not be smaller than required for rated current
of the connected equipment.
- Attachment plugs and connector bodies shall not be smaller
than that required for rated current of the attached cord.
- Infrared heating lamps may be used with porcelain type sockets
- Any heater capable of causing a fire if overturned must
be equipped with a safety switch that will automatically disconnect
electrical current if the heater is overturned.
- Attachment plugs shall be of the weatherproof type.
- The following power cords are approved for use and listed below
SO, ST, STO, PW, K & S.
- The following cords are not approved and must not be used:
SP-3, SPT-3, TP, TPT, TST, AFC, AFPO, AFPD, CFC, DFPO, PO-1, PO-2,
SPT-3, SPT-1, SP-1, C, PD, P-1, P-2, SV, SVT, SF, SJT, SJTO.
- Any cord not listed must be inspected and approved by Haines Light & Power
Co., Inc., prior to being put into use.
- Current carrying capacity as shown below is required for flexible
Size, AWG Amps Size, AWG Amps
14 .............. 15 8 .............. 36
12 .............. 20 6 .............. 45
10 .............. 25 4 .............. 60
- No electric cord from receptacles or meters shall be installed
so that it lies on top of any walkway or in such a manner that it
may accidentally be disconnected during snow removal or at any other
time, and such installation shall be protected from mechanical damage
at all times.
- Rates imposed shall be subscribed by the local electrical
- Owners of vessels moored in permanent stalls to which electrical
service is available or owners of vessels in permanent open moorage
(winter rate) as defined by section 16.16.105 of this chapter who
are placed in stalls to which electrical service is available, shall
pay the City an annual service maintenance fee of fifteen dollars
($15.00) if the electrical service is activated. The harbormaster
shall also charge transient vessels utilizing stalls to which electrical
service is available, and for which the annual service maintenance
fee has not been paid, a service maintenance fee of five dollars
per-year per-boat if the electrical service is activated. This charge
is levied to defray the cost of maintenance of the electrical services,
which is borne by the City. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984: prior
code §15.40.060; Ord. 734 §5(part), 5/28/97, Ord. 746 §5,
16.16.190 Unlawful to moor without payment.
It shall be unlawful for any person to moor, berth, tie, attach or
connect to any part of the Haines boat harbor facilities any boat,
or other waterborne structure, without paying the rental charges prescribed
in this title. Failure to pay designated berthing fees constitutes
trespass and abandonment of the vessel; provided, however, it shall
not be a violation of this section to temporarily moor a vessel
for a time not to exceed three hours. (Ord. 341
§5(part), 1984: prior code §15.40.030)
16.16.200 Dead storage prohibited.
- It is declared that the Haines boat harbor facilities are installed
and have been installed for the convenience of owners of boats who
use them for navigation and not for the purpose of providing moorage
for boats in dead storage or used as a residence.
- Permits may be issued allowing exception to this section under
such conditions and regulations as the council may impose. An application
for such permit shall be for a period of time not to exceed six months.
Permits shall be issued fairly and without discrimination and shall
be applicable to all under like conditions. (Ord. 341 §5(part),
1984: prior code
16.16.210 Harbor Crane Use and Fees.
Any person using the harbor crane owned by the City of Haines must
have first either purchased an annual use permit from the Harbormaster
or paid a daily fee. The annual fee for the use of the harbor crane
shall be $50. A daily crane use fee of $10 shall be charged to any
person not wishing to obtain the annual permit. Prior to use, fees
shall be paid and all persons will receive information on how to properly
operate the crane. Crane users will certify, on a form provided by
the City, that they can operate the crane properly and that the City
of Haines is held harmless for any improper or unauthorized use. The
Harbormaster shall implement a procedure to ensure use of the crane
is limited to those with permits.
Use of the harbor crane without payment of appropriate fees shall
result in a fine of $50 per violation. All harbor crane revenue shall
be maintained in a separate cash reserve account and appropriated only
for the maintenance, repair or replacement of harbor cranes operated
by the City. (Ord. 827 §5(part), 6/7/00)
Every owner, master or managing agent of any boat using the mooring
facilities of the Haines boat harbor is required to register his name,
telephone number, post office box and street address, and the name
and number of his boat, its length, width and registered tonnage, if
any, with the harbormaster on forms to be provided by him for that
purpose, within eight hours after such boat enters and moors at any
float in the boat harbor. No stall or space shall be used until it
has been assigned and the rental therefor has been paid. (Ord. 341 §5
(part), 1984: prior code §15.50.010)
16.24.050 Services of Harbor Master fees.
The Harbor Master is hereby granted the power and authority to, from
time to tie, but without any obligation or duty to do so, and without
any obligation or liability on the Harbor Masters part or that
of the city for his or her failure to do so, replace defective mooring
lines, pump boats which are in dangerous condition for lack thereof,
and to move any boat for the purpose of protecting the boat from fire
or other hazard, or for the protection of other boats therefrom. Whenever
the Harbor Master shall perform any of the acts hereinbefore authorized,
after having given notice to the boat owner or operator at the registered
address of the immediate need therefor, or having attempted to give
such notice, the boat and owner thereof is hereby required to pay to
the city the actual personnel cost to the city for such services plus
the following fees:
- Replacing or securing with additional mooring lines: $20 plus the
cost of the line
- Pumping: $20 plus rent of City pump, if used, at $12.50/hour (one
- Moving: $30
Any call-out for the emergency provision of these services by the
Harbor Master outside of his regular working hours shall be billed
at his overtime hourly rate -- minimum of two hours -- in addition
to the above charges. (Ord. 341 §5(part), 1984:prior code §15.60.050;
Ord. 861 §5(part), 5/16/01)
16.24.060 Unpaid rentals and fees lien.
The city shall have a lien for any unpaid mooring rentals, and a lien
for any unpaid fees for services provided by the Harbor Master; and,
should any of such rentals and fees be unpaid or unsecured for ninety
consecutive days after due, any boat, vessel or other floating structure
upon which such rentals or fees have accrued shall be impounded and
sold by the Harbor Master for the unpaid charges and fees under the
provisions of Section 16.24.070. (Ord. 861 §5(part), 5/16/01)
LETNIKOF COVE PARK BOAT FACILITIES
Special joint-use permit available to small boat harbor stall renters.
- Any vessel for which annual moorage fees for the Haines small boat
harbor are paid current, and who have paid an additional annual fee
as set out in B. of this section and received a decal, shall be entitled
to moor such craft at the Letnikof Cove Park boat facility at no
additional fee provided the decal is displayed clearly on the craft
- Joint-use Permit Fees.
Length of Boat Annual Fee
0 - 24' $ 75.00
25' - 40' 100.00
41' - 60' 125.00
61' - 80' 150.00
81' and over 200.00
Transient Moorage Fees At Letnikof. The owners of any vessels for
which moorage fees in the Haines small boat harbor are not paid current
shall, within the hours of mooring at the Letnikof Cove Park boat facilities,
register and pay all appropriate fees at the pay station provided
on the floats. It shall be unlawful for any person to moor, berth,
tie, attach or connect to any part of the Letnikof Cove Park boat facilities,
any boat or other waterborne structure without paying the rental charges
prescribed in this title; provided, however, no fees shall be required
to temporarily moor a vessel for a time not to exceed three hours.
(Ord. 683 §5, April 1996)