Village Update – January 3, 2019
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season.
2019 will be a very busy year here in the village. We have the Alternate Transportation Program kicking off this spring to address how we move non-vehicle traffic around. We also have design and hopefully construction work to repair the Wickham Blvd break wall and rebuild a strong barrier at the end of Featherly Drive. We expect the kayak launch at the end of South Ontario street to be in place by summer. We expect to hear from NYS within the next few weeks regarding the grant to update our master plan (LWRP). This is a very significant project for the village that will lay the foundation for grant money to implement several of the plans that currently exist.
Despite what you read in the newspaper or heard in a rumor, no decisions have been made regarding the village hall. The consensus of the public that came to the December 20th workshop was to tear down and rebuild on the existing site. That input, the feedback received privately from many, the information from our architects, our engineers, a few developers, and our financial advisors will now be used to create a formal proposal to be vetted by the board and the public. That will likely take a few weeks as it needs to be very detailed to reduce assumptions and provide a clear path forward. The board is well aware of keeping the tax rate as low as possible.
The ice rink awaits a series of cold seasonal days to be finished. Each time the long range forecast looks to provide an opportunity, things change. So far winter has been too warm. There is significant interest is skating. I know my granddaughters have worn their skates in our house several times to try and practice.
We did experience our first water leak yesterday which is always a sign the winter is here. This occurred in one of the sections of pipe that were not replaced in the big project.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Dave McDowell Dmcdowell@SodusPoint.info