NORWALK, Conn. – The Westchester County (N.Y.) Board of Acquisition and Contract on Thursday approved a county Parks, Recreation and Conservation request to bring the Island Belle to the Playland Pier in Rye, N.Y.
The deal, which was originally scheduled for a vote May 29, gives Sound Charter Group LLC the right to use “the pier, dock, ramp and moorings located off the Playland Pier for the term commencing June 1, 2014 and terminating January 2, 2015.” A copy of the approved request is attached at the end of this article.
The approved deal calls for Sound Charter to pay Westchester County $2,000 a month for the right to home port at Playland, plus $1.50 per passenger boarded there.
The request for the county’s approval was submitted by the Westchester Parks and Recreation director on May 5.
The Island Belle is currently docked in the Norwalk upper harbor area at O&G Industries. Sound Charter had scheduled use of the Norwalk Visitors Dock for Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7, but those uses have been cancelled, according to Recreation and Parks Director Mike Mocciae.