Today our water level is below 246.5. Down about 3+ inches from my last e-blast. The drop has slowed as the outflow has been reduced. Rain today and tomorrow clearly will not help. The USACE forecast still has a likely level of 245.5 at year-end.
The homeowner application for resiliency & restoration money is available at: https://hcr.ny.gov/lake-ontario-st-lawrence-river-flood-relief-and-recovery-grant-program. I strongly recommend everyone who has a need apply. New rules were announced last night indicating that secondary homes will now be considered. There will also be a program for small businesses for which $30M has been reallocated from the original $300M.
This is very important! Please gather your damage pictures and complete the survey put out by the IJC’s Great Lakes Adaptive Management Committee. This is the committee that can recommend changes to Plan 2014. Even if you only had minimal issues, please complete the survey. The survey can be found at: (https://ijc.org/en/glam/watershed/questionnaire/high-water-levels-2019)
Silver Waters Ambulance is sponsoring a Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday, October 19th from 9-noon. Bring all your insurance cards and get your flu shot. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. Wayne County Public Health will be administering the shots.
On Tuesday October 8th at 6pm the Genesee Land Trust and the village will be holding an information/brainstorming session regarding Macyville Woods Nature Preserve in the village hall. The goal is that over time a group of committed neighbors, partners and friends will form to help care for the property. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to get involved in something new in our community. Please RSVP if interested to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EV Charging station qualified us as a Clean Energy Community, not a Climate Smart Community as I previously reported. They are two different programs.
We have had significant issues with brush pick up this year. Many people piled brush by the road within hours or days of the last pick up; we had garbage dumped where the brush is stored prior to grinding. We have collected an enormous amount of brush this year. After the last pickup on November 27th we will be closing the collection area. We will take the winter to rethink the program. Your suggestions are welcome.
The highway department has begun to ready themselves for winter. All the plows and sanders have been serviced and rebuilt as needed. The salt has been ordered. The ice rink area has been smoothed out in an effort to have better ice this winter.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.