P.O. Box 159 – 8356 Bay Street Sodus Point, NY 14555 Phone: 315-483-9881

Active Transportation Plan Open House September 21st Fire Hall 10:00 A.M.


The Village of Sodus Point has called upon the IJC and the Great Lakes Adaptive Management Commitee (GLAM) to undertake immediate action:

1. Plan 2014 be Rescinded,Resolution 2019-6a
2. Resolution of Immediate Review of IJC Plan 2014 By the Great Lakes Adaptive Management Committee.

IJC Commissioner Corwin on a visit to Sodus Point

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Village Board

Dave McDowell, Mayor
William Kallusch, Jr.,Trustee; Commissioner: Building Maintenance, Fire
Joan Eckberg, Trustee; Commissioner: Parks & Recreation, Ambulance
Maxine Appleby, Trustee; Commissioner: LWRP, Energy, Streetlights
Robert DeWolf, Trustee ; Commissioner: Water, Highway

Village Meeting Calendar

6:30 P.M. Village Board Meeting September 19th
10:00 A.M. Active Transportation Plan Open House- Fire Hall
6:30 P.M. Village Board Meeting October  17th

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Lake Ontario REDI

Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI, Commission to combat what looks like New York’s new normal. REDI is in charge of developing a plan to harden infrastructure along Lake Ontario’s waterfront while strengthening the region’s local economies. Read More Here

At the REDI meeting on September 11th the following projects have advanced to the state:
Advanced Projects

Asset No. Asset Location REDI Report ROM Costs
WA.30 Wickham Blvd And Greig Street Village of Sodus Point $7,400,000
WA.34 Lake Stones Village of Sodus Point $325,000
WA.35 White Birch Campground Village of Sodus Point $590,000
WA.23 Sodus Bay Breakwater Wall Village of Sodus Point USACE Project Assumed Funded Outside REDI
WA.24 Sodus Point Beach Village of Sodus Point $490,000
WA.1 Port Bay Barrier Bar Towns of Wolcott and Huron $3,340,000
WA.29 Wolcott Water Intake Town of Wolcott $970,000
WA.37 Blind Sodus Bay Barrier Bar Town of Wolcott $12,170,000
WA.66 Williamson Water Intake Town of Williamson $260,000
WA.17 Hughes Marina Town of Williamson $495,000
WA.18 Pultneyville Harbor Town of Williamson $395,000
WA.8 Ontario Main Wastewater Pump Station Town of Ontario $400,000
WA.10 Ontario Drive Homes Town of Ontario $1,860,000
WA.58 Pier 53 Town of Huron $780,000
WA.61 Fowler’s Marina Town of Huron $1,000,000
WA.19 Crescent Beach (Sodus Bay Barrier Bar) Town of Huron $14,630,000

Homeowner Relief Fund

The Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative Commission — a task force designed to help rebuild Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline infrastructure — shared that applications for homeowners seeking flood relief funding will be available on or around Oct. 1.The commission encourages those looking to apply for assistance to sign up for updates from New York State Homes and Community Renewal — the agency overseeing the program, by clicking the link below Submit Here If you are already making repairs to your shoreline property, please keep track of your related expenses.

News and Legal Notices

Village Board Meeting Agenda 09-19-2019

AGENDA VILLAGE OF SODUS POINT Date: September 19, 2019 Pledge of Allegiance I.     6:30 PM – Call to Order Roll Call / Introductions Approval of August 15, 2019 regular meeting...

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Planning Board Meeting Monday September 16 2019

The Village of Sodus Point planning board will meet on September 16, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. at the Village Hall 8356 Bay Street. 09-16-2019 Applications: (details below) 8040 Lake Rd - Matt Nowak -...

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Great Lakes Adaptive Management Flooding Questionnaire

A questionnaire has been developed that allows impacted shoreline property owners to report directly on their experiences in 2019. The questionnaire includes opportunities to describe the types and...

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Are you starting a construction job in the Village?

That’s great but before you start, contact the code enforcement office. Call Kevin at 315-553-2695

As per New York State law, building permits are required for work that must conform to the Uniform Building Codes, which includes: new residential, commercial and industrial buildings;additions to residential,commercial and industrial buildings;interior and exterior structural repairs;

Alterations, improvements and remodeling of existing structures; garages; carports; all sheds; roofing; siding; decks; porches; stairs; fences; swimming pools in which the water depth is two feet or greater; heating systems (new and replacement); hot tubs; fire suppression systems; fire alarm systems; solid fuel burning appliances; gas fired decorative appliances; parking lots; and demolition of all structures.

CEO Kevin

CEO Kevin

Building Permit Application

Waterfront Assessment (WAF)


NY Department of State Coastal Review

This may be required

Planning & Zoning
If you are making a repair, with exception to a dock, fence, or seawall you will most likely not need Zoning and Planning board approval but will need a permit.

Putting up a Fence?
All fences require a permit and need Planning Board approval. Refer to Chapter 121, Chapter 190 22(G.) and Residential properties in WC / LCR / I districts 190-19.

Roof Repair / Tear Down
If you are making a repair, or tearing down a roof a permit is required.

DEC / DOJ Joint Form

Building Demolition Form

SHIPO Report

The Village is in an Archeological Sensitive area.


Kevin Druschel
Code Enforcement Officer
Village of Sodus Point Officer Hours: Noon to 4:00 P.M. M-F
E-mail: ceo@soduspoint.info

From Mayor McDowell

Village Update – September 5, 2019
Our water levels are finally below flood stage, approximately 247.2 today. Yesterday a small group of us met with Jane Corwin, US Co-Chair, Pierre Beland, Canadian Co-Chair and two others from the IJC. The focus of the meeting was twofold: to ensure they understood the impact of the flooding on our village over the last 3 years and to understand what actions they were taking if any to remove water from the lake. We covered business impacts, residential impacts, and municipal impacts. We discussed the physical damage, the mental fatigue and the frustration in not knowing how to best protect our properties. The commissioners have directed the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board to present a set of options on how to get more water out of the lake in the fall, winter, and spring. This likely means some changes to the shipping schedule which last year went to long that a ship was stranded in the ice. We will hear more about those options in about 2 months.

The longer-term work includes another study similar to the one that was proposed in 2017 and never funded by the US. The study is expected to take 18-24 months and will look at specific changes to the plan. This is similar to what occurred when Plan 58D became Plan 58DD in the 1960s. Canada has funded their portion, the IJC commissioners expect approval for US funding this month.

The Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board also has a new member this week. Bill Reilich, the Greece Town Supervisor has been appointed to the board as an additional voice of lakeshore residents. His Canadian counterpart will be announced soon. This should help us moving forward. Bill is both very familiar with the issues on the lakeshore and politically well connected.

At REDI meeting #3 held last week, we got to see the estimates for projects as prepared by the state’s engineers. In the two projects that the village had obtained our own engineering estimates, there were huge increases. Unfortunately, no details, project descriptions or assumptions were provided. In discussions after the meeting, we did learn of some erroneous assumptions. That has prompted a committee meeting Friday afternoon where I expect we will get the project descriptions. REDI meeting #4 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11TH, AT 1:00 P.M, at the Wayne County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 2nd Floor, 26 Church Street in Lyons. This will be the final meeting before the Wayne County recommendations are presented to the Governor.

The governor issued a press release earlier this week regarding the residential flood relief program. Similar to the 2017 initial announcement, it limits help to primary homes only. I would recommend that even if the home you need to protect is a second home, you continue to obtain estimates and submit a request. In 2017 the rules changed several times once the program started. I have heard rumblings that the $20M is likely to grow already. The application period is October 1 through October 31! You can express your interest and get updates directly from the state by registering by submitting contact info here

Our State of Emergency will expire over the weekend and will not be renewed. With the water levels now below flood stage and the aqua dams and pumps coming out next week there is no justification to continue in a State of Emergency.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Dave McDowell

6:30 P.M. Village Board Meeting September 19, 2019 (Agenda)
10:00 A.M. Active Transportation Plan Open House Fire Hall  September 21, 2019 6:30 P.M.
6:30 P.M. Village Board Meeting October 17th, 2019
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Contact Us

Phone: 315-483-9881

Fax: 315-483-0918

Village Clerk tdurham@soduspoint.info

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Mayor Dave McDowell



Village Projects

Regular weekly work schedule. The village will be starting to pave this fall. The hanging baskets are being removed the week of the 17th. All buildings are being pressure washed and the community center basement is being painted.

Brush Schedule

Generally, brush will be collected twice monthly during the months of April, May, September, October and November.

Monday, June 10th
Monday, July 8th
Monday, August 12th
Monday, September 9th
Monday, September 23rd

Tuesday, October 15th
Monday, October 29th
Tuesday, November 12th 

Brush and leaf Collection ends on Wednesday, November 27 Christmas tree collection as needed

Water Level Links

ATTN: links are not working, please use the Additional water level information can be found under the public notice tab. This area will be used for emergency water level information.

We are attempting to get these fixed.

USACE Daily Water Levels

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