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


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 Plan 2014 be Rescinded,Resolution 2019-6a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, Planning, Zoning, Police
Jennifer Evans, Trustee; Commissioner: Fire, Ambulance, Youth & Recreation, Communications
Maxine Appleby, Trustee; Commissioner: LWRP, Energy, Streetlights, Parks & Trails
Robert DeWolf, Trustee ; Commissioner: Water, Highway, Sewer

Village Meeting Calendar

7:00 P.M. Planning Board Meeting December 16, 2019
6:30 P.M. Village Board Meeting December 19, 2019
6:30 P.M. Village Board Meeting January 16, 2019

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Lake Ontario REDI Inititive Projects

Sodus Point Projects

WA.30 Stormwater Wickham Blvd & Greig Street Sodus Point $7,400,000
WA.35 White Birch Campground Sodus Point $590,000
WA.24 Sodus Point Beach Sodus Point  $490,000
WA.19 Lake Stones Sodus Point $342,000

Business Resiliency Program

ESD’s Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program will provide $30 million in grants of up to $200,000 to eligible applicants who experienced direct physical flood-related damage due to the high-water levels from Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in 2019.  Eligible applicant types are expected to include small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, farms, homeowners’ associations and owners of rental properties

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News and Legal Notices

LEGAL: Sodus Point Planning Board Public Hearing Notice 12-16-2019

The Sodus Point Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday December 16 th , 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Village Hall at 8356 Bay St. Sodus Point, NY 14555 on the following applications: 1. Final Subdivision Review, Richard Depew, 8504 Wickham Boulevard, Sodus Point to subdivide a 40’x50’ waterfront section from main parcel. (CODE 190-50). The public is invited to speak. By order of the...

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Village Update November 25 2019

The initial design work for each REDI project must be submitted to NYS by February 14, 2020. This means that we will be working these projects aggressively over the winter. To keep residents up to date a separate section has been created on our web site. You will find conceptual renderings of what is proposed there now. More information will follow as it is available. Construction of each of these projects must be permitted and for most projects, the...

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December 2, 2019 Planning Board Meeting

The Village of Sodus Point Planning board will be hearing the following applications at its October 7, 2019 meeting at 7:00 P.M. in the village hall board room. 7317 Rt 14 - Karasinski - Site plan review for a new cottage 48' x 53', with a raised backyard per detail, block wall surrounding perimeter to trap storm water. (Preliminary) > Going to County and ZBA prior to final. 7203 Rt 14 -...

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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 – November 26, 2019
As you have likely already heard, the village was fortunate to secure 4 REDI grants. They include a grant to build a revetment at the base of White Birch Campground to secure that slope and protect a wastewater line in place. A similar project was funded at Lakestones Drive. Along the beach, in front of the numbered streets, a beach berm with walkovers was approved. The largest project is a new stormwater conveyance system for Wickham Blvd, Bay St Extension and Greig Street. This project will help us better manage the floodwaters, provide permanently installed pumps, disguised in small cottages and also allow us to implement some of the sidewalk improvements recommended in the Active Transportation Program that is just finishing up. The Village Board has approved contracts to hire engineers and designers for each of these projects and we are working to secure the necessary contracts from NYS. This will be the number #1 priority for the Village Board.

You will see survey crews in the Village beginning today for the next few weeks. They will be getting the base mapping required to design the stormwater conveyance system. They will begin in the street and work out to the front of each house/business. Please be cautious around them as they do their work.

The initial design work for each REDI project must be submitted to NYS by February 14, 2020. This means that we will be working these projects aggressively over the winter. To keep residents up to date a separate section has been created on our web site. You will find conceptual renderings of what is proposed there now. More information will follow as it is available.

Construction of each of these projects must be permitted and for most projects, the water needs to be lower. Though it is hoped that some of the revetment projects can be done over the summer, it is likely that the fall will see lots of activity.

The most current conceptual REDI project information is available at

Some primary property owners have received denials from Sheen Housing. It seems the rules are different in 2019 from 2017. Make sure Senator Helming and Assemblyman Manktelow know of your issues. They continue to fight hard on our behalf. A reminder to secondary homeowners, your applications are due December 10th.

The business program is now open for applications.

There are still many questions regarding how this program will be administered but it is important to get your applications completed.

We clearly lost ground with our water levels in the month of November. Our level today is 246.06, the same level we were at on October 24th. The announcement late last week that the commissioners have given the River Board authority to deviate from the plan through June 2020 may be helpful. They have had this authority since last June as long as the water levels exceeded the trigger levels. That has been the case for most of that time and most of us believe more water could have been let out. They now have the authority regardless of the trigger levels. After a discussion with members of the River Board and the commissioners, I expect an announcement of a plan for the winter months very soon. We have tentatively been told that prior to ice formation they are planning to go to 500 cm/s over the L limit. To date, they have capped that at 200 cm/s. They also plan to exceed the I limit after ice formation in 100 cm/s increments. The final part of the proposed plan will be to delay shipping a few weeks in the spring. Hopefully, we will see a formal announcement very soon. The L limit, I limit and F limit is all a part of Plan 2014. If you want to learn more there are some great videos on YouTube. The most straight forward one I have seen to date is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zep-tRBE5_w

Brush pick up is completed for the year. The brush dump area will be closed for the winter on December 1st. We hope to pick up leaves again next week after the nice few days.

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

Dave McDowell

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Contact Us

Phone: 315-483-9881

Fax: 315-483-0918

Village Clerk tdurham@soduspoint.info

Code Enforcement:



Mayor Dave McDowell



Brush Schedule
Tuesday, November 12th - Brush pickup delayed due to plowing

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

REDI Projects
This area will be used to post REDI meetings and Workshops

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