Today our water level is below 246.8. Down about 5 inches from my last e-blast. On Tuesday, I met with Congressman Katko, Senator Helming and Peter Gaynor, the acting director of FEMA. While it is not clear if the state will reach the needed threshold for a FEMA Disaster Declaration, we discussed other ways FEMA may be able to help us moving forward. Similar to NYS, FEMA is focusing on pre-disaster preparedness and resiliency. The Village will be reviewing the information they provided to see how it can be used to help the community and its constituents.
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. The questionnaire includes opportunities to describe the types and extent of their high water impacts, as well as upload photos to illustrate those impacts. 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
If you have not requested an application for the homeowner assistance program, visit https://hcr.ny.gov/ . I would recommend that anyone with a need, get estimates and submit your application. In 2017 the rules changed frequently and they may again.
The bathrooms at the county beach will remain open until the October 27th. The village is responsible to clean and open/close them. They will be open during the day only and are being closed before dark in the evening.
The EV (electric vehicle) charging station is now installed in the Willow Park Parking lot. The two spaces are marked off for electric vehicle parking only. With the growing number of electric vehicles in use today this will be a good service for our visitors. A grant from NYSERDA was used to pay for all but $200 of the expense. Completing this qualifies us as a Clean Energy Community. That designation opens up additional grant opportunities.
The preliminary Active Transportation Plan study results and recommendations will be presented at a workshop this Saturday, 21st. The public has an opportunity to view and comment. Come for coffee and donuts, 10:00 A.M. – Noon at the Firehall. The board will also be available for review after the open house at the Village Hall.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.