The Sodus Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Meet and Greet the Candidates forum on Sunday, the 14th at 1pm. This will be held at the Wallington Fire Hall.
Mark Poretta Excavating has begun repairing the sewer mains that caused some of our flooding issues last year. Minor traffic disruptions are expected as they move through the village. We expect to see a difference the next heavy rain we get as well as next spring.
We are still in the paperwork phase regarding the manhole waterproofing and hope to have a start date there soon.
All invitations for the Post-Flood Recovery Building Workshop sponsored by NY Sea Grant Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council are out. There has been a great response from all groups and about 60 people are expected to attend. The workshop will take place on October 30th and a draft report presented to the Village Board in the Spring of 2019.
Work on the drainage projects for this year will begin next week. We will begin on the east end of the loop where both outflow pipes need to be replaced. On Route 14 at the main lift station, a new outflow will be put in to address the road flooding in that area. The next project will add a DI on Wickham Blvd at the end of Bay St Extension to address flooding issues there.
In November, the South Ontario drainage project sponsored by the Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District (WCSWCD) is expected to begin. This project was designed several years ago to take the water off of South Fitzhugh St, behind the Village Hall and then down South Ontario Street. This outfall into the bay drains the largest portion of the watershed in the Village. Phase 1 will include increasing the size of the pipes, adding some DI’s, eliminating invasive plants and clean up to the area at end of the street.
In 2012 the Village adopted use recommendations from the Planning Board for Village-owned public access areas along the bay shore. One of the public access areas was the street end of S. Ontario. Last week the Village received word it has been awarded a grant to develop the area for a kayak and canoe launch. This will build on top of the drainage project sponsored by WCSWCD and will include many green infrastructure features. Once contracts are signed the Village will form a committee to further develop the project, watch for more details to come.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.