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Proclamation Issued in Support of National Safe Boating Week
At last week’s Village Board meeting, Mayor Gaffino issued a proclamation in support of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21 – May 27, 2022. National Safe Boating Week brings attention to the life saving measures of wearing life jackets, boat safety checks, and other safety procedures. As the Village of North Aurora is alongside the Fox River, these measures are extremely important to anyone looking to safely enjoy the river.
Please view the proclamation text in full below:
WHEREAS, for nearly 100 million Americans, boating continues to be a popular recreational activity. From coast to coast, and everywhere in between, people are taking to the water and enjoying time together boating, sailing, paddling and fishing. During National Safe Boating Week, the U.S. Coast Guard and its federal, state, and local safe boating partners encourage all boaters to explore and enjoy America’s beautiful waters responsibly.
WHEREAS, safe boating begins with preparation. The Coast Guard estimates that human error accounts for most boating accidents and that life jackets could prevent nearly 86 percent of boating fatalities. Through basic boating safety procedures – carrying lifesaving emergency distress and communications equipment, wearing life jackets, attending safe boating courses, participating in free boat safety checks, and staying sober when navigating – we can help ensure boaters on America’s coastal, inland, and offshore waters stay safe throughout the season.
WHEREAS, National Safe Boating Week is observed to bring attention to important life-saving tips for recreational boaters so that they can have a safer, more fun experience out on the water throughout the year.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that I, Mark Gaffino, Village President, and the Board of Trustees of North Aurora do hereby support the goals of the Safe Boating Campaign and proclaim the week May 21 – 27, 2022 as National Safe Boating Week and the start of the year-round effort to promote safe boating. I urge all those who boat to practice safe boating habits and wear a life jacket at all times while boating.
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