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Our Boat Ramp at the start of 2014, still closed after almost 2 years of controversy, inaction and failed attempts

At this time, our boat ramp  is dragging down the property values of our community.  In it’s present form it is unusable and dangerous, a liability to all of us as well.

Pilings at finger pier are unsafe

Pilings at finger pier are unsafe

Picture shows how much fabricated ramp has slipped!

Picture shows how much fabricated ramp has slipped!

So the obvious thing to do is to catch up with a decade of deferred maintenance. Fortunately the new board has experience working with the area’s marine contractors to repair and upgrade existing facilities and has drawn on that experience to come up with a plan to bring things up to snuff. The price for that project will be $200.00 per lot, a small sum compared to the value returned to the property owners, their families, guests and potential buyers of properties in Buccaneer Bay.

Jack gathered information, did the depth soundings and drew graphs and plans.

Jack gathered information, did the depth soundings and drew graphs and plans.


Jack Povlich, a man known for his meticulous work, took depth soundings of the entire 50′ ramp length. He then drew plans and met with contractors to make sure everything was “apples to apples”
The ramp improvements will have a single finger pier to north of ramp. The Ramp itself will be poured concrete that will be placed on a prepared stone base that has been graded to the proper slope.

Given the current (modest) upswing in property values and construction activity, there can be no guarantee that prices will stay the same over an extended time frame. The contractors have given their bids, modified them at the boards request to accurately reflect the plans and are ready to commence. The board has sent out letters to all property owners laying out the details and will be sending out an assessment invoice ASAP. Construction will begin as soon as proper funding is in hand so payment of assessment is critical. Delays may mean an increase in money spent as well as not having part of the core value of our community for another year.

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