2018 Membership Dues - Submit by May 31st
The due date for 2018 Membership dues is May 31st. Sending in your membership dues before the due date help the association to provide funds to purchase apparel, help track memberships related to camp and tennis participation and to ease the burden in managing the membership paperwork throughout the summer months. Please help us and send in your dues as soon as possible. Membership forms and information can be found here.
2018 Road Race Registration
The 8th Annual Drakes Island Road Race is scheduled for Saturday July 14th at 8am. The registration fee is $25 per participant and includes a t-shirt. Click here for more details and to download the registration form.
Drakes Island Apparel
The first opportunity to purchase apparel will be on July 4th following the Kids Opening Meeting at the Community House. Apparel Sales will be held every Saturday 10 am - 12 pm (noon) through September 2nd. Note: September 2nd will be the LAST DAY to buy Drakes Island Apparel until the 2018 season. So get your holiday shopping done wheie they're available!
The 2017-2018 directory is available to Homeowners who are also current members of the DIIA. If any changes are required for the next edition, please e-mail them to Sandy Magill firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be updated accordingly. Members may also update information on their membership application as well. If you send an e-mail, Sandy can confirm your information. Also, if you wish to join the Drakes Island e-mail chain, let Sandy know and she can add you to list.
2018 Season Kick Off Party
Season kick off party (previously the pick your partner party) will be held on Saturday, June 30th. Meet on the beach at the Fern Street entrance at 5:00 pm. Rain location will be on Tom Appleton’s Porch. Check the Drakes Island Facebook page and Community House Bulletin Board for more information. We are going with a different format for the mixed doubles tournament this year, with the goal of increasing participation and the number of matches - more details to follow.
2017 End of the Season Round Robin.
Close out the summer tennis season with a fun round robin doubles tournament. Players will rotate partners and opponents and accumulate points throughout the afternoon. This event will be held on Sunday, September 2nd from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Organized by the DIIA Tennis Committee.
Pickle Ball Tournament
Will be held Saturday July 22nd. Check the Community House Bulletin Board for more details.
Kids Tennis Lessons
Lessons are held every Monday and Wednesday (unless posted otherwise).
- Beginner Lessons are held from 4 - 5 pm
- Intermediate Lessons from 5 - 6 pm.
$5 per child/lesson. Lessons will be conducted by Lukas Hall.
Will be held at the Tennis Courts on Fridays and Sundays from 8:30 - 10:30 am. These weekly “Drop-In” events are organized by Tom Appleton.
Will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 am and 10:00 - 11:00 am. This weekly event is organized by Maryanne Foley.
The Community House Bulletin Boards are intended for DIIA use only (i.e. tennis, activity information, announcements, and sign-up sheets). Also, an envelope will be provided for collection dues and information changes. Please NO ADVERTISING.
The DIIA welcomes the participation of all Drakes Island residents. We are looking for a few islanders to join our Memorial Committee as well as our future Hiring Committee. If you’re interested in filling one of our future personnel positions, or would consider serving on one of our committees, please contact Kathy Hall, Brook Seeley or any board member.
Dial 911 for Emergencies
For any emergency situations, please dial 911 within the Town of Wells. For all other non-emergency situations or questions, you can reach the Wells Police Department at 646-9354 and the Wells Fire Department at 646-7912.
Town of Wells Ordinances
A. The sale of consumer fireworks is prohibited anywhere within the Town of Wells.
B. The use of consumer fireworks is prohibited anywhere within the Town of Wells.
C. This chapter does not apply to a person issued a fireworks display permit by the Town and/or State of Maine pursuant to 8 M.R.S.A. § 227-A, as may be amended from time to time.
D. This chapter is intended only to govern consumer fireworks. The use, sale, and possession of fireworks is governed by the applicable provisions of 8 M.R.S.A. § 221 et seq. THE POSSESSION, AND/OR SALE OF FIREWORKS IN MAINE IS ILLEGAL, except as permitted under 8 M.R.S.A. § 227-A, as may be amended from time to time.
Violations and Penalties (§ 115-6)
A. Use of consumer fireworks. Use of consumer fireworks in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250 plus attorney's fees and costs for the first offense, or a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500 plus attorney costs for each subsequent offense.
B. Sale of consumer fireworks. Sale of consumer fireworks in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 plus attorney's fees costs for the first offense, or a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,500 plus attorney costs for each subsequent offense.
C. Seizure of consumer fireworks. The Town may seize consumer fireworks that it has probable cause to believe are used or sold in violation of this chapter. All consumer fireworks lawfully seized under this chapter shall be forfeited to the State of Maine pursuant to Title 8 M.R.S.A. § 237(2).
Dogs in the Beach Area
Between April 1 through June 15, dogs are not permitted within the beach area unless on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. From June 16 through September 15, dogs are not permitted within the beach areas between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. From 6:00 PM until 8:00 AM, dogs are permitted within the beach area only when on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. Exceptions: This section does not apply to dogs on the property of their owner or another property with the owner's permission, to Seeing Eye dogs assisting an individual with a disability, or to working police dogs.
Clean Up of Pet Waste
It shall be a violation for any person who owns, possesses or controls a dog or any other animal to fail to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her animal, except on the property belonging to the animal's owner or keeper. Disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such feces to an appropriate waste receptacle. Exceptions: working police dogs while on duty or a dog or animal accompanying a person who, because of disability, is physically unable to comply with the requirements of this chapter.