Government Affairs State Boating Info New York Boating News

New York Boating News Archives

August 30, 2012
Non-resident Boaters May Face Fees

If you boat on Saratoga Lake but are not a resident, you may soon have to pay a fee to the Saratoga Lake Improvement and Protection District (SLIPD.) Although residents around the lake live in a special taxing district which is supposed to pay for lake upkeep, the SLIPD proposal would assess a fee of $35-75 depending on boat size for all non-resident boats. The monies would pay for increased chemical treatments and harmful plant and marine species abatement programs for the lake. All four municipalities around the lake, as well as the state legislature and governor, must approve the fee. If you use Saratoga Lake and would like to comment on the proposal please contact your local Municipal Board Member at the appropriate link below:

Malta: http://www.malta-town.org/
Ph: (518) 899-2552

Saratoga: http://www.townofsaratoga.com/town%20official%20contact%20info.htm
(518)-695-3644

Saratoga Springs: http://www.saratoga-springs.org/
(518)-587-3550

Stillwater: http://www.stillwaterny.org/town-directory/
(518) 664-6148


For specific questions about boating issues or BoatUS Government Affairs, please e-mail the department at GovtAffairs@BoatUS.com
  • Quick Links:

  • Contact Your Officials

    Search and contact your local officials.

  • BoatUS Grassroots Toolkit

    Boat owners have a big stake in what goes on in their community. Visit the BoatUS Grassroots Lobbying Toolkit and learn how to get involved!

  • BoatUS Press Room

    Visit the BoatUS Press Room for national boating and BoatUS news, videos and podcasts.