Officials in Wayne County have declared a special state of emergency for all Wayne County bays and harbors.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Steven LeRoy and Sheriff Barry Virts pursuant to Executive Law Article 2B declared the special state of emergency for Sodus Bay, Port Bay, East Bay, Blind Sodus Bay, Pultneyville Harbor and Bear Creek Harbor in Wayne County.
Effective Thursday at 12:01 am motorized boat traffic must operate at idle speed only — causing no wake on the county’s bays and harbors. The Wayne County bays and harbors are higher than normal, which has spurred serious flood threats along Lake Ontario.
Both said in a joint press release that “Although recent boat traffic on all the Wayne County bays and harbors has been minimal, increased boat traffic would create a hazardous situation, property damage and shore line erosion.”
Public safety concerns are floating debris and submerged obstructions, which are typically visible, according to the press release.
BAD NEWS FOLKS. PLAN 2014 THAT THE IJC HAS ADOPTED IS IN EFFECT. HIGHER WATER IN THE SPRING AND LOWER WATER LEVELS IN THE FALL IS NOW WITH US. LAKE ONTARIO IS NOW TWO FEET HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR.
We will attempt to do emergency digs to minimize property damage under the scenario that high water, rain, and high winds are forecasted at the same time. This is the only way that we can prevent damage at a reasonable cost.
Please send in your 2017 dues of $150 as we have limited money for any more emergency digs.
Please mail dues to:
PO Box 100
Fair Haven, NY 13064
Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos so far! They have been posted to their very own page on the website, “Our Bay.” The page will be updated regularly so please continue to send in pictures you would like to see on our site!
Calling all residents!
The website is currently looking for pictures to showcase the Bay and surrounding area. If you have any photos you would like to share, please send them to the admin’s email address listed below with “BSBIA” in the subject line.
I am looking to post the photos towards the end of December, early January.
Please feel free to e-mail any photos, announcements, or stories you want featured throughout the year! We are always looking to add to the content and feature the residents that make up Blind Sodus Bay.
Please e-mail photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with “BSBIA” in the subject line.
Due to the conflict with Fair Haven’s festivities – Blind Sodus Bay would like to implement our own celebration for Saturday, July 2nd,2016.
For anyone interested in attending Fair Haven’s 4th of July celebrations, here is a copy of their schedule for this year. Happy 4th, everyone!
Blind Sodus Bay Improvement Association Annual Meeting Minutes
Saturday, June 4th, at 10 a.m. at the Shady Shores Campground Pavilion.
Meeting Agenda and Information to be reviewed
- Election of Officers
Hal Bernardi, President and South Side Membership Director
Tom Agnello, Vice President
Toni Santoferrara, Treasurer
Diane Banks, Secretary
- Treasurer Report – Toni Santoferrara, Treasurer
- Sewer Project Update
- Discussion of Increase in Dues
- Discussion of Fund Raiser
- Open Positions – West Side Membership Director. What to do?
- Status of the separate 2015 fund for spring and fall 2016 emergency water level digs to lower the lake level to avoid erosion of break walls – to be contributed by those members negatively affected by high water