Today’s water level is 249.02, up 22 inches in the month of May. The Ottawa river has crested and the outflow from Lake Ontario is now at 9,800 cubic meters per second. This is still about a 1,000 meters per second short of the total inflows. According to the Governor’s Office, we will be even by the weekend and will start to see a decline next week. The IJC forecast is not so definitive but it is clear we are close to cresting.
We hope to finish up the latest round of sandbagging tomorrow. We will not be delivering any more bags unless there is a clear breach. Sandbags will remain available in the north municipal lot. We were told we ran out this weekend but there were still some there. They are in the NW corner if you do not immediately see them.
I will be attending a meeting on Monday, June 10th regarding the new REDI initiative. I hope to learn more about what is planned as well as present some of the ideas we have for our village. If you have ideas that relate to resiliency or economic development, please pass them along.
We hope to resume brush pick up next week. This will be dependent upon any new high water issues. Please be patient.
There will be an E-waste collection on Saturday, the 8th. Take your tv’s and old computers to the Village of Sodus Highway barn at 39 Gaylord St from 9 until 2. This is a free service paid for by the 3 municipalities.
All of our Independence Day celebration plans will go forward. The one exception is the Sunshine Auto Parade. That will move to September 1st and be held in conjunction with the End of Summer Celebration Fireworks.
You can now pay your taxes and your water & sewer bills on-line. Look under the My Government tab for the link. This connects directly to our billing system. You can still pay them by mail, drop box and a visit to the village hall.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.