Welcome to the Fisher Island Community Association
Each FICA Member pays an assessment (billed quarterly), which covers the cost of the Transportation System (ferry, commercial tug boat/ barge operations, shuttle buses, docks/ landings, and the Terminal Island Commercial Facility); the Horticulture Department (landscaping, street lights, ponds, roads, fountains, beaches); and the Public Safety Department (access control and emergency preparedness). FICA’s departments are comprised of approximately 200 employees working three shifts, every day. About fifty percent of FICA’s annual budget is expended in the Transportation System, ensuring a high level of ferry and commercial barge services.
There are nine members on FICA’s Board of Directors. Members consist of five persons appointed by the Developer, one Fisher Island Club appointed Member and three Resident Directors. The Resident Directors are elected by the Voting Members to serve a three-year term. At present, there are twenty-three Voting Members which consist of one person elected by twenty-two Condominium Associations and one Homeowners Association. The Fisher Island Community Association is currently operated by the President and CEO, Mr. Robert Sosa.
There are two sub-committees of FICA’s Board of Directors. The Rules and Regulations Committee, comprised of three members appointed by the Board of Directors, responsible for enforcing FICA’s Rules and Regulations. The Architectural Control Committee (ACC), comprised of two individuals appointed by the Developer, responsible for reviewing and approving proposed construction projects on Fisher Island in accordance with Article VIII of the Master Covenants.
FICA takes pride in the level of service provided to its members. Through FICA’s open-door policy, all members are encouraged to provide constructive criticism on any FICA policy or procedure.
Access to Fisher Island is by invitation only and all guests are required to be cleared prior to gaining access to the island. Clearance is managed and facilitated through our Public Safety Department, specifically Access Control.
Upon your first official visit to the island, please stop by our Public Safety Office to provide your information, register for our clearance system and the FICA website member log in.
A section of our website is designed for “Members Only” and has lots of useful information. In this section, Members can clear their guests, request golf cart repairs, view the island map, communications sent out by FICA, find the Governing Documents, Rules and Regulations, Architectural Control Committee and Rules and Regulations Committee information, Board of Directors information, Meeting Minutes, and much more. It is our hope that having quick access to these tools and documents will be of assistance to you. We are continually adding information to improve the site and increase Member participation. Our FICA Management Team strives to be as transparent as possible, and to encourage each Member to take part in the governance of Fisher Island.
For quick access to our site, please visit fisherislandfica.com and click on “Member Home”. Once you’re there, please click to set up your username and password. If you need assistance in setting this up, please contact the FICA office via e-mail at email@example.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
How can we receive important communications and updates from FICA?
FICA sends out important information and communications via e-mail and text message. To subscribe to our e-mail list, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive text messages via CodeRED, please complete this form: CodeRED Application.
What happens if there is a Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, or Hurricane?
FICA Management has a Hurricane Plan with procedures and protocols in place in the event that a storm will affect Fisher Island. We closely monitor the storm and communicate with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) regarding waterway and bridge closures. FICA sends communications as new information is received and immediately notifies residents if the Transportation System operations must cease due to the storm.
How much is the FICA quarterly assessment?
For 2021, it is $7,597.15 per quarter, plus $1,812.03 for those paying the Transportation Facilities Improvement Project (TFIP) assessment.
When do we receive our FICA bill?
Quarterly assessments are sent a month before the quarter starts. For example, the first quarter bill is sent out December 1st and is due January 1st.
Can we receive our bill via e-mail?
Yes, you can. However, if email is chosen, all accounting related correspondence will only be sent via e-mail.
Do you have an ACH option?
Yes, we offer automatic ACH payments or a one time ACH payment. Please contact Carol Allison, Accounting Manager, via e-mail at email@example.com, to request the ACH form.
How can I get an estoppel for my unit?
Please send your estoppel request to Carol Allison, Accounting Manager, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I update my contact information?
Please send an email to email@example.com, indicating the information you would like to update or visit the Member Section of our website, fisherislandfica.com/member-login, to complete the online Member Registration Form.
How do we clear someone onto the island?
If you are new to the island, you must first register with the Public Safety Department. They will issue a clearance number and you choose your own password. If you already have an equity number, then this will serve as your clearance number. The clearance number or equity number and password will be your clearance credentials.
My contractors need clearance to the island. What is required?
Contractors involved in a modification or renovation to your unit, must register with the Public Safety Department prior to visiting the island and commencing work. Information for contractors can also be found on our website at fisherislandfica.com/fica-contractors. For service contractors, such as appliance repair, registration with the Public Safety Department is not needed.
I need to remove someone from my clearance list. What do I do?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that the person be removed from your clearance list.
My golf cart needs to be repaired. Where do I go?
Please visit Kenny Brown at the FICA Golf Shop, located in the green building near the Commercial Barge Operation, or send an email to email@example.com, prior to visiting.
What is the Ferry Schedule?
(Previously known as Mainland Ferry Terminal)
Terminal West will operate from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday for Residents and their Guests.
Monday – Friday, we run a three ferry schedule from 6:45 am to 10:00 am and 1:55 pm to 5:45 pm. A two ferry schedule from 4:30 am to 6:30 am, 10:00 am to 1:45 pm, and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and a one ferry schedule on demand, from 11:00 pm to 4:15 am.
On nights and weekends, Terminal West will be closed.
(Previously known as Terminal Island Commercial Facility)
All Employees, Contractors, and Vendors will begin to use Terminal East for off-site garage parking and vehicular access to the island. On nights and weekends, we will consolidate our operations and operate out of Terminal East, for Residents to enjoy a shorter trip.
Monday – Sunday, we run a three ferry schedule from 6:45 am to 10:00 am and 1:55 pm to 5:45 pm. A two ferry schedule from 4:30 am to 6:30 am, 10:00 am to 1:45 pm, and 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and a one ferry schedule on demand, from 11:00 pm to 4:15 am.
I’d like a copy of the Governing Documents. Where do I get them?
All requests for the Governing Documents must be made in writing by the current owner. Written requests can be submitted to the FICA Administrative Offices located in Marina Village II or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the Governing Documents can be accessed via the Member Section of our website, fisherislandfica.com/member-login.
I’d like to make exterior changes to my unit. What do I do?
Any exterior changes to your unit must first be reviewed and approved by the individual Condominium or Homeowners Association. Once the requested modifications have been approved by the individual Condominium or Homeowners Association, the complete application package must be submitted to FICA for review by our Architectural Control Committee (ACC). The ACC Application and information can be provided by your Property Manager, the FICA Administrative Offices, or via the Member Section of our website, fisherislandfica.com/member-login.
- Administration Office
- P: 305.938.2949
- Accounting Department
- P: 305.535.6068
- Public Safety Department
- P: 305.535.6022