I apologize for the length of time between these updates. Life has a way of taking over from time to time.
As of 8 am this morning the outflows have been increased to 10,000 cm/s. This has occurred as the shipping season has ended. While this will help remove some water, it is also further evidence that our future is being controlled by the shipping industry. I expect we will see further increases in the next few days. As soon as we get some sustained cold, this will all stop for at least a few days and potentially longer. The other welcome news in my eyes is while we have had approximately 40% of our seasonal snowfall, it is now all in the lake and on its way out. Let’s hope for ‘normal’ or better yet, below-normal precipitation.
On January 18, in conjunction with the Rotary Winterfest and the Maceyville Woods Nature Preserve ribbon cutting, we will have an open house regarding the stormwater project. From 10-12 in the village hall, Costich Engineering will be on hand to display and discuss the preliminary plans for this very large project. The material will also be shared on the village web site following this event. This is an opportunity to learn more about the project and provide your input. With all that is occurring in the village that day, it seemed a great opportunity to meet with many people.
We will see more activity from the other 3 REDI projects in the first quarter.
The South Ontario Street drainage project has been delayed again, this time with an issue with one of the easements. We hope to have that resolved quickly.
Please continue to voice your water level concerns Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Representative Katko. There may be an opportunity for them to do more shortly. It doesn’t hurt to include our NYS representatives as well. You can find contact information for all of them at https://soduspoint.info/state-and-federal-representatives/
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out.