There will be an informal public meeting at the Darien
Town Hall Auditorium at
2 Renshaw Road in Darien on Wednesday October 10th at 6:00 PM. There will be
a discussion on the Application with the US Army Corps of Engineers to perform
dredging with open water disposal and expanding the existing docking facility
(Dock Slips) by The Darien Boat Club, Inc. located at 135 Pear Tree Point Road in Darien, CT
Darien Boat Club Proposed Expansion: History and FAQ
History; The Darien Boat club was formed in
1948 from a grant from the Ziegler Family
to create a boat club available for all Darien residents. It sits on land donated by them
and its by-laws and fees are approved by the Selectmen and the RTM. The only
requirement for membership is one must be a Darien Resident
The Darien Boat Club currently has 801 members. The club can accommodate 250 boats
TheExecutive Board (composed of 11 Volunteers) was tasked by the membership to
We then went to the Darien Selectmen's
Advisory Commission on Coastal Waters, on
May 5, 2010, to show them the plan and tell them what we heard from DEP. The Harbor
Master at the time asked us to change the plan to include a wider passage to and from
the Town Launching Ramp and Dock around the DBC docks, a change that we
implemented and resubmitted to DEP and The Army Corps of Engineers. We also had
samples of the "mud" under the current club dock area and in the area of proposed
dredge tested for toxicity and benthic study
Why are we doing this?
Simply to put more recreational boats in the water for the enjoyment of Darien residents.
The Army Corps of
Engineers will attend an informational meeting
on Oct 10th at Town Hall starting at 6pm. After the presentation, all with an opinion or
comment are invited to speak.
How will this change the Club?
Aside from more boats in
the water it probably won't. Many of the members waiting on
list currently are on
How will this effect parking?
Since most, if not all, 801
members already use the club for boating, the deck, or
they have 1 if not more beach parking stickers, there should be no real change of parking
Will the Club be adding services like a marina?
No. We will remain a Boat Club, there will be no marine services beyond what we do now.
What happens if the plan is approved? We will go back to the membership and get their permission to proceed with getting bids
How will this affect the view from Pear Tree Point Road?
The A and B docks will beextended, by 200 feet (A Dock) and 256 feet (B Dock). Boats
The Boat Club needs the support of its members. Please come to the informationalmeeting
The Executive Board DBC