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The Village of Sodus Point has called upon the IJC and the Great Lakes Adaptive Management Commitee (GLAM) to undertake immediate action:
IJC Commissioner Corwin on a visit to Sodus Point
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
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.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
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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...
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.
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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.
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.
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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 neededWater 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.