P.O. Box 159 – 8356 Bay Street Sodus Point, NY 14555 Phone: 315-483-9881

Lake Ontario REDI Initiative

REDI Initiative

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.

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REDI Initiative

At the REDI meeting on September 11th the following projects have advanced to the state:

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

Stormwater management systems rebuild inclusive of Wickham Blvd 

This would replace any existing stormwater system and replace it with a comprehensive solution from Bay Street Extension East in the village. It would include 2 new outfalls, eliminate a current outfall and provide valves at each location. It is anticipated that we could install a permanent pump to handle this entire area in the event of high water. The conceptual design that was completed is being revised based on community feedback. The initial estimate for this project is $2.4M exclusive of any pump. Wickham Blvd – The replenishment project of the existing living shoreline using toe stone and rip rap materials is a funded project that is currently in the design phase. In addition to the rip rap, a short wall or berm is needed to keep the water off of Wickham Blvd in the event of high water. This is especially true with any south wind. This is approximately 800 feet of bay frontage.

.PDF Stormwater Plans

  • This is supported by our LWRP – Policies 4.3, 4.5, 5 & 9 as well as Project 3.

Lake Ontario Beach –

To eliminate the need for water barriers and sandbags, we need to establish/re-establish a sand berm and plant it with seagrass from First Street through Eight Street. Rebuilding the shoreline to a height of 3-4 feet should be sufficient. Street end boardwalk entrances should be used in both establishing the berms and ensuring stability. Sand transport will need to be continually monitored in the most westerly areas as those beach locations tend to have losses. This area is approximately 1,900 feet long.

    • This is supported by our LWRP – Policies 1.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2 & 9


Lakestones Drive–

This area is all private property. There are 2 homes in jeopardy that are now very near the lake. Also, there is a wastewater main across a long section of property here with a manhole a few feet from the lake. A series of toe stones, rip rap and a natural-based berm would ensure we keep the lake back from both the public infrastructure and the homes that are nearby. The 700 feet is also prone to losing property along the lake.

  • This is supported by our LWRP – Policies 1.5 & 4


Working west from Lakestones there are several areas of the lakefront that are not protected. These areas include many private homes as well as Camp Demolay, White Birch campgrounds. There is a wastewater main nearing jeopardy n White Birch. In total there are approximately 5,150 feet that need to be protected.

This is supported by our LWRP – Policies 1.5 & 4.1

Sand Point –

Virtually all of sand point is protected by break walls today. They are at all different heights and in a variety of conditions. In an effort to ensure protection, it is recommended that a new, single wall of common design and height be built to protect then entire sand point. This will correct those walls that are undermined, the seams between walls built over time and help to keep the street dry. This is roughly 7,450 feet of bay frontage to reinforce with a new break wall.

This is supported by our LWRP – Policies 1.5 & 4.1

South Shore Drive –

Much like sand paint, most of the South Shore homes are today protected by break walls. However, they are of many height and conditions and a new continuous break wall would ensure protection for these homes and the infrastructures above them. There are approximately 4,900 feet of bay shore that are not protected to 251 feet above sea level.

  • This is supported by our LWRP – Policies 1.5 & 4.1

Other bayfront properties –

There are other areas along the bay from in the village that also must be considered. The north municipal lot is bordered by private property along the bay which has a failed break wall. Likewise, some of the neighbors to the north installed rip rap after 2017 but they are in need of more protections as this area had to be sandbagged to keep their homes dry. The remaining portion is approximately 750 feet in length.

  • This is supported by our LWRP – Policies 1.5 & 4.1

Featherly Drive

– Rip rap for this area has been funded. This is a key project as the wastewater outfall is located here and another 10-20 feet has been lost to the lake in this year’s high water event. This area is funded for the development of a passive park in 2020. This area is about 400 feet long. Being lakefront, this property is being taken by the lake rapidly.

East Break Wall –

This is a USACE responsibility that must be attended to promptly. Any failure would put the properties on sand point in immediate jeopardy in any significant northerly storm.

Crescent Beach Breach –

These private property breaches put the easterly end of sand point and the Lake Bluff bay shoreline in jeopardy during any nor’ easter that comes our way today. It also has changed the ice characteristics in the bay resulting in more people going thru the ice. The water quality of the bay needs to be examined as it is suspected that this breach is causing some decline with the sediment and debris that flows thru the breach.

Economic Development

• Job Retention
• Tax Rate Stabilization
• Tourism
• Region wide issue

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.
6:30 P.M. Village Board Meeting October 17th, 2019
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