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 Plan 2014 be Rescinded,Resolution 2019-6a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

The Village is now accepting
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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

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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

Planning Board Meeting November 4 2019

The Sodus Point Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 4 , 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Village Hall at 8356 Bay St. Sodus Point, NY 14555 on the following applications: 8645 Greig Street - Van Houston, Breakwall Cap - 251' (LWRP Review) 8303 South Shore - James Jeffrey, Steel Pilings in front of existing breakwall making new breakwall - 252' (LWRP Review) 8643 Greig...

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Village Workshop November 6, 2019

VILLAGE OF SODUS POINT Workshops The Board of Trustees of the Village of Sodus Point will hold a workshop on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 4:30PM in the Village Hall, 8356 Bay St., Sodus Point, NY 14555. Agenda: Discuss Lake Ontario REDI Admin./Project Mgmt position (5yrs) Parks and Recreation opportunities and Asset Mgmt Any other business that may be necessary. Tracy B...

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October 24 2019 Village Updates

A lot has occurred in the last 2 weeks. The biggest announcement is that all 4 of the village’s REDI projects have been approved. The projects include building a beach dune along the numbered streets, installing riprap along Lakestones, installing riprap along White Birch and developing a comprehensive stormwater conveyance system on Wickham Blvd, Bay St Ext, and Greig St. That will include a...

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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 – October 24, 2019
A lot has occurred in the last 2 weeks. The biggest announcement is that all 4 of the village’s REDI projects have been approved. The projects include building a beach dune along the numbered streets, installing riprap along Lakestones, installing riprap along White Birch and developing a comprehensive stormwater conveyance system on Wickham Blvd, Bay St Ext, and Greig St. That will include a number of site improvements including curbs, sidewalks, floodwalls and 4 permanently installed pumps in decorative shelters. The next step is to hire engineers to finalize the designs and develop construction bid specifications. We will be working with NYS on each project and hope to get specific contact information within the next week. We’ve posted the information created by O’Brien and Gere, the engineers hired by NYS to assist in the REDI process on the front page of the website. These are large files and may take a moment to load.

NYS has also filed a lawsuit against the IJC seeking monetary damages. This lawsuit was filed by NYS DEC using the DEC counsel in NYS Supreme Court. I find it interesting that the attorney general did not file this and that it was not filed in federal court. We’ll have to see how this plays out.

Today our water level is below 246.06 and has been at or about that number for several days. We need the outflow to stop decreasing and the rains to leave the Great Lakes region. There remains lots of discussions, public and private about curtailing shipping. We’ll have to see if the board takes action this week at their semi-annual meeting.

The application for the NYS Homeowner Resiliency program can be found here: https://hcr.ny.gov/lake-ontario-st-lawrence-river-flood-relief-and-recovery-grant-program.

Information on the business program can be found here: https://esd.ny.gov/lake-ontario-business-resiliency-program At this time I don’t know the specifics on the village match to this program. We have sought more specific information from NYS and NYCOM.

This is very important! Please gather your damage pictures and complete the survey put out by the IJC’s Great Lakes Adaptive Management Committee. This is the committee that can recommend changes to Plan 2014. Even if you only had minimal issues, please complete the survey. The survey can be found at: (https://ijc.org/en/glam/watershed/questionnaire/high-water-levels-2019)

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

Dave McDowell

Current Weather Radar

Contact Us

Phone: 315-483-9881

Fax: 315-483-0918

Village Clerk tdurham@soduspoint.info

Code Enforcement:



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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