page last updated July 27, 2014
Each cottage will be inspected roughly every 2 weeks (16 visits), between mid September and May 1, at a cost of $50 plus membership.
A complete walk around each cottage to determine
A physical check of each door to confirm that is appropriately locked.
A visual check of each cottage and outbuilding roof to assess snow load.
A visual check of each cottage to determine security.
At the completion of the inspection the tag is punched.
If you have a snow problem you
will be contacted directly by the McPhees and advised
of the situation.
The Cottager is fully responsible for arranging
for snow removal.
If you have been broken into or vandalized:
The Winter Patrol will contact the Saugeen Police and the Cottage Owner.
Primary repairs (e.g. broken windows) will be secured with plastic covering to reduce damage from the elements. Additional repairs (e.g.. boarded up with plywood) are the responsibility of the Cottager.
The FBBA Directors will requested that the McPhees
provide incident reports on cottages that were
vandalized, including the date of inspection, description
damage and action taken by the McPhees.
If you have received damage as a result of an "Act of God" such as damage resulting from wind, storms, etc.:
You will be contacted (collect) by the McPhee's and advised of the damage.
Primary repairs (i.e. broken windows) will be secured
with plastic covering to reduce damage from the elements.
Additional repairs (i.e. boarded up with plywood)
are the responsibility of the Cottager.
To reach the McPhees call 519 935 3961 or email them.
It is extremely important that we have a current winter telephone number for all participants in the program to ensure that you can be contact in case of a break-in or weather related issue. Please contact any of the FBBA Directors if your number changes.
You must be a member of the FBBA to subscribe to the Winter Patrol. Click here for a printable membership form which includes information on the Winter Patrol.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Winter Patrol, please contact one of the FBBA Directors.
The Directors of the French Bay Beach Association
are acting as brokers only for the winter patrol
service and assume no liability with this agreement.
Your winter patrol agreement is with the McPhees.