January 1st, 2019
Dear Fishers Islanders:
Enclosed are our 2019 East End Sticker Rates and the regulations governing vehicular and bicycle traffic on East End roads. This information also may be found on FIDCO’s web site at www.fidco.us.
The four Residential Vehicle categories are: East End Property Owners, West End Residents, Island Renters and Year-Round Residents. The 2019 rates will remain unchanged from the 2018 rates. The 2019 rates for all Residential and Commercial Vehicle categories are set forth on the enclosed chart. The 2019 rates also may be found on the FIDCO website. Bicycle stickers will continue to be free of charge.
Every vehicle entering the East End must have a FIDCO sticker affixed to the upper right-hand corner of its windshield where the sticker can easily be seen by the Gate House attendants. Stickers may be purchased at the Gate House or online via the sticker renewal application link on the FIDCO website. Vehicle identification information is required for each sticker purchased and we are now encouraging everyone to enter this information via our online system. If you purchased a sticker in 2018 and will be using the same vehicle as last year, your vehicle information already will be in the system, so you only will need to enter your user name and password. We are hopeful that this will streamline your sticker purchase and allow everyone to renew in a timely fashion. Additional information, including policies regarding rental cars, guest passes and bicycles, may be found on the FIDCO website.
Guest Passes and Rental Properties
All guest passes must be obtained at the Gate House. Holders of Residential Vehicle stickers are entitled to request a pass for each particular guest vehicle for up to a total of 10 days per season. The guest pass will be registered to a specific vehicle and once that vehicle exceeds the maximum ten days, the vehicle will need to purchase a Residential Vehicle sticker in order to continue to have access. In all cases, Renters (on the East or West Ends) are not eligible for guest passes and must purchase a Residential Vehicle sticker in order to obtain access.
FIDCO roads on the East End are private property. We take the safety of residents and guests on our roads very seriously. FIDCO and the New York State Police monitor traffic on the East End roads and posted speed limits as well as compliance with stop signs will be strictly enforced. We have seen accidents due to excessive speed and/or driving under the influence of alcohol and will do everything in our power to support State and Local law enforcement efforts in our jurisdiction. Violations of New York State laws and FIDCO’s policies may ultimately lead to driving privileges being revoked on the East End roads. Please exercise due care, observe posted limits and warnings, and drive safely.
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please take the time to remind your family members and guests of our traffic rules and regulations and lead by example. PLEASE SLOW DOWN.
Please take note of the areas where “No Parking” signs are posted at the East End beaches. These signs are there to allow clearance for emergency vehicle access and orderly traffic flow, and we will enforce these parking restrictions. Violations will result first in a warning letter and may ultimately lead to driving privileges being revoked on the East End roads. We ask that residents and guests help to minimize the congestion at the East End beach parking areas by riding together when possible.
Control of Pets
A number of full-time and summer residents have approached FIDCO over the last several months to express concern about dogs that have been unleashed and running free on FIDCO property (including the beaches), the Fishers Island Recreational Path and private property. There are many Island residents who enjoy walking their dogs along the FIDCO roads and beaches as well as on the Rec Path and Museum nature trails, and we ask all pet owners to please maintain positive control over your pets at all times.
Jim Wall and John Bergquist will be returning to the Gate House this year, and Aaron Rice and Courtney Allan will continue to maintain the East End roads and provide security. Please give them a hearty “Hi” and “Thank You” when you see them.
Philip B. Weymouth III
FIDCO EAST END STICKERS
A FIDCO Sticker is a temporary license to operate a vehicle on (Private) East End roads according to the guidelines set forth below.
Vehicles and bicycles will not be allowed on the East End without a FIDCO sticker or FIDCO Guest Pass.
Motorcycles, Mopeds, ATV’s, Roller Blades, Skateboards, Baby Carriages, and Strollers are not permitted on the East End Road.
Sticker Fees – 2019
|East End Property Owners||$175 per car|
|West End Residents||$265 per car|
|All Island Renters||$265 per car|
|Year-Round Residents (must have ferry card)||$40 per car|
|Guests||FREE (For up to ten (10) days)|
|Commercial Vehicles (Contracting, Catering, Cleaning, Caretaking, Delivery and Real Estate)|
|A. Light Duty (Cars, SUV’s, Vans and Pickups)||$335 per vehicle|
|B. Heavy Duty (Trucks)||$450 per vehicle|
|Commercial Day Pass|
|A. Light Duty (Cars, SUV’s, Vans and Pickups)||$65.00 per day|
|B. Heavy Duty (Trucks)||$125.00 per day|
|C. Oversize Vehicles (Tri Axle, Concrete Mixers, Bulldozers)||$300.00 per day|
Sticker Rules and Regulations may be found on the FIDCO website: www.fidco.us
Gate Pass Renewal/Request Instructions: Please go to the FIDCO website www.fidco.us
Renew Online (Credit Card Only): 2019 Renewal may begin as of January 1st.
FIRST TIME Online Users: Follow Online Renewal link. Please choose “Request Access”. On the next screen fill in your email address, last name, and ONE license plate that was used last year (please no spaces or dashes), then select “Submit”.
(Note: This information will be used to register you with the Gatehouse Online System. You will get a response from the Gatehouse within 24 hours instructing you on how to complete the renewal process via the online system. Your Gate Pass stickers will be waiting for you at the Gatehouse once the transaction is completed.)
RETURNING Online Users: Follow Online Renewal link. Please enter your UserName and your Password to complete the renewal process online.
(Note: Your UserName would be the email address that you previously used to register with the online system. If you don’t remember your password, you can select “Forgot Your Password?”)
If you need further assistance, please contact the Gate House directly at (631) 788-7215.