With spring fast approaching, the Birchwood City Council is adopting a new policy for canoe and kayak storage at public easements that best serves all residents. Most importantly, canoes and kayaks not in use must be stored in racks, and must be properly licensed and registered with the City. Now all canoes and kayaks must have a permit displayed on their watercraft in the form of a sticker obtained at City Hall. The cost of the permit is $10.00 and must be renewed annually. This allows the City to confirm that racks are being used by residents only. Additionally, there is a fee of $25.00 for residents using racks without a permit, and a fee of $50.00 for all watercraft that must be removed by the City due to lack of permit or failure to remove a canoe or kayak prior to October 31st.
Please contact the City Administrator, Mike Anderson, at (651) 426-3403 if you would like more information regarding canoe and kayak rack use or would like a copy of the ordinance amending canoe and kayak storage at public easements.