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#298945 - 09/15/08 08:28 PM Boat lifts
Belize-N-Us Offline
Thank you Tim & Tina for posting construction regulations for AC on your web blog.

Question, below regulations state "no boat lifts". I have seen many piers with boat lifts. I want a boat lift on my pier one day in the future. Is this regulation acurate? If so is this another example of a "law" which is on the books but not enforced.

I'm NOT trying to start another gripe session here. I only ask because I personally want a boat lift. Are they allowed or not is the question. If not then why are there so many currently on the island. And don't try to claim they have all been there a long time as some of them are brand new. Not calling any names but a new condo resort has just built numberous brand new boat lifts.

Pier Regulations

<!--[if !supportLists]--> 1. <!--[endif]-->The length of piers should not exceed 300 ft. measured from the high level water mark.

<!--[if !supportLists]--> 2. <!--[endif]-->No permanent structures will be allowed to be superimposed on these piers other than palapas of dimensions 16ft x 16ft. ; and without walls.

3. <!--[endif]-->Neither restaurants, nor commercial outlets, nor boat lifts nor bars will be allowed in the palapas or on the pier. <!--[if !supportLists]-->

4. <!--[endif]-->The palapas will be allowed to have thatch roofs if necessary
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#298948 - 09/15/08 08:37 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: SP Daily]
Belize-N-Us Offline
E-mail sent to them.
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#299838 - 09/21/08 02:16 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: Belize-N-Us]
Island Life Offline
Thanks Tommy,
We have received more current building information to blog. Tim will find out something ,in regards to boat lifts next meeting. Tim hopes, mid week(Holidays).I will Blog it!
Island Life

#299844 - 09/21/08 03:09 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: Island Life]
Belize-N-Us Offline
Thank you Tina.

Jesse posted the email address of the building authority but for some reason then deleted his post????????????????

I sent them an email with this question but did not get a response.
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Tommy & Sonia Blackledge
Magee, MS 601-849-1918

#299854 - 09/21/08 03:46 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: Belize-N-Us]
Island Life Offline
Can't speak for Jesse,maybe made a mistake with the e-mail.Also the reply (hey or nay) would have to come from the committee. Tim does not get much done by e-mail, he achieves more success with face to face approach. He also tries accommodate their time schedule and does not give up if his meeting gets canceled.The most valuable gift Tim has received from San Pedro has been more Patience.
Island Life

#299856 - 09/21/08 04:02 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: Island Life]
elbert Offline
I have high hopes for the planning committee.seriously wish them well,
But .....and you knew there would be one, all this is for naught if they don't enforce. It seems to the the most common problem through out the country in all aspects of laws, rules and regulations. No Enforcement. Do you guys notice the piers, palapas, boat lifts and buildings going up on piers all over the island with out any permits and permissions.
It make me laugh to hear everyone ask what the rules are and how do we get a permit, when the strait truth is just do it. No one will stop you the government is totally impudent when it comes to enforcement but johnny on the spot if they can collect some dough for a permit from people who ask for a permit.
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#299926 - 09/22/08 02:12 AM Re: Boat lifts [Re: elbert]
Tim Callanan Offline
Hi Elbert, I know of many projects that were torn down at owners expense.There are projects also being done that have not got caught.Wonder what would happen if some one called and enlightened the planning committee.Trying to get that project approved after sneaking around the system, is normally painful (costly). Just a observation, things sometimes change.
Tina's Island Life

#299962 - 09/22/08 03:18 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: Tim Callanan]
elbert Offline
I hope things change we need good Planning and enforcement. I think part of the problem is remoteness of some of the projects. The committee might should take a regular boat ride around the island.
renegade dredging, construction of piers, sea walls and buildings over the water are common place in the north.

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#300019 - 09/22/08 08:17 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: elbert]
Peter Jones Offline
I don't know whether the planning process here was modelled on UK practice, but it's about as corrupt as it can be over there. In a gentlemanly way of course.

#300189 - 09/23/08 07:22 PM Re: Boat lifts [Re: Peter Jones]
Belize-N-Us Offline
Portions of a message conversation between a local and I.

From what document did those mandates come from?
The SP Town Board or the Ministry of Natural Resources?

Came from Tim & Tina's web blog. Tim suppossedly got them from the planning committee.


The SP planning board has no authority when it comes to piers or anything over the sea.I have installed a dozen boat lifts and was never asked for anything from anyone.
There maybe a new rule I am not aware of-hence I shall investigate.

Future full time Belizeans
Tommy & Sonia Blackledge
Magee, MS 601-849-1918

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