You should all receive sometime late next week a mailing regarding the village hall. A survey is being mailed to every taxpayer asking for their input regarding the village hall. This includes residences and businesses. The board will honor the results of the survey. The board also voted last week to put in a purchase offer on the Warren property. The reason for this is so we can get on site and do the testing needed to know if anything can be built there. We have not heard anything back on our offer to date. I expect any decision is still several weeks away.
The water levels have remained pretty stable in the last 2 weeks. The fluctuation has been measure in hundredths of an inch. The last 2 weekly forecasts have called for a 7 inch rise over the next 4 weeks. When that happens that will get us to 246.5 feet which is when some of our flood prevention measures begin to kick in. NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services are aware of our needs and are working to secure the requested resources. Wayne County Emergency Management will be getting all the municipalities together on April 8th.
At the March Village Board meeting several projects were advanced:
• The ‘altitude valve’ at the Lake Road water tower will be replaced. This has been a problem area for more than a year and Mark will get far fewer alarms when this is replaced.
• The three wastewater lift stations that are flood risks will be raised. This project should start sometime in June once all the parts are delivered.
• A pump in the Lake Road 2 lift station will be replaced. This redundant pump recently quit working.
• Costich Engineering has been hired to design an improved storm water system for Central Avenue. We plan to pave that street this summer and want to put in the proper drainage system before that work is completed. They will also make recommendations for solutions in three other areas around the village.
The Genesee Transportation Council has signed a contract with Barton & Loguidice to facilitate the Alternate Transportation Program this summer. This is a grant that NASP pushed forward and it will serve to identify ways to move non-motorized people around in our village. This project will have a large resident participation component that will occur over the summer. Sidewalk repairs and construction will be based on the outcome of this project in the years ahead. I hope to learn more regarding the actual schedule very soon.
There is a Preparedness Planning Workshop on April 4th hosted by NY Sea Grant at the Wolcott Elks Lodge. For more information and registration visit https://bit.ly/2YwhyYb
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Dave McDowell Dmcdowell@SodusPoint.info