Update– Meeting Minutes, Town of Wolcott, November 15, 2022
Blind Sodus Bay Water District – We received notice that the Comptroller’s Office approved the application but, since the prices have increased dramatically that application will have to be returned to the Comptroller or start the process from the beginning all over again with new figures.
Blind Sodus Bay Bluff & Barrier Bar Status – Lynn said there was a meeting recently and they did their monthly inspection; everything is on schedule.
The October 18, 2022 minutes of the Wolcott Town Board include the status of the Water District, Bluff and Barrier Bar projects for Blind Sodus Bay.
Blind Sodus Bay Water District – Lynn said it is still at the comptroller’s office but, when it does get approved it will probably have to be returned to them due to the significant increase materials that the project will require; the figures will have to be revised in the application. Lynn said he cannot look for any grant funding until the application is approved by the comptroller.
Blind Sodus Bay Bluff – Lynn had pictures of the process done by Brandon Martin, he said the project is ahead of schedule now but is running into some challenges with the soil and bedrock, he will update everyone next month.
Blind Sodus Bay Barrier Bar – Lynn provided an update saying the idea is to break the project into 3 parts with the first part going out to bid in November, but it is moving forward.
The BSBIA Annual meeting will take place on Saturday May 28 9:00-10:30am at the pavilion in Fair Haven On Church Street.
Lindsey Gerstenslager and Lynn Chatfield will be providing updates on the REDI Barrier project.
The Annual Letter to Members by Mike Borelli is attached. Included is the agenda for the meeting, location and other useful information.
February 21, 2022 – President Mike Borrelli has been alerted to an opportunity for public comment on Lake Ontario regulation.
Plan 2014 is the plan for regulating Lake Ontario outflows that went into effect in 2017. In two of the first three years after the plan was adopted, extremely wet conditions caused record floods on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. In response to public concerns about these extraordinarily high water levels, the International Joint Commission (IJC) asked its Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management (GLAM) Committee to launch an expedited review of Plan 2014.
The GLAM’s Committee’s report on the Phase 1 of the Expedited Review of Plan 2014 is available for public comment from Thursday, February 17, 2022 to Monday, April 18, 2022.
Please follow the link: https://glam-engage.ijc.org to review the report and provide your comments.
UPDATE May 7, 2022– President Mike Borrelli has been in touch with key officials and provides the following update: The project teams, one for the bluff and one for the barrier bar continue working through the design and permitting process. The process is time consuming as the projects must show public money is spent to the best ability and with little or no detrimental impact. An update will be provided at the annual meeting as noted above.
September 29, 2021– President Mike Borrelli received the following email:
Good morning Everyone,All three projects have successfully made it through a coordinated review process of SEQR. Part of that milestone is sharing the findings with the public. Attached is a Press Release for distribution among the people of your community and association. Please email or call me directly if you have any questions.
Lindsey M. Gerstenslager, MSEd, District ManagerWayne County Soil & Water Conservation District
You can read more about the background and previous information on the Blind Sodus Bay REDI project at this link: https://waynecountynysoilandwater.org/blind-sodus-bay-redi-project/