September 7, 2021– President Mike Borrelli recently received an email on the progress of engineering the new barrier bar for Blind Sodus Bay.
“The engineers from Barton Loguidice visited the barrier bar last week and I received this from Hanna Quigley at Barton Loguidice :
The site visit went well, and we were able to access the barrier bar with kayaks and canoes. We identified existing vegetation species on the barrier, located mature trees to keep, observed locations and depths of submerged vegetation, and counted salvageable root wads on site.
The site visit was valuable to understand the resources available on site. Mature tree locations will help inform design development for the placement of stone. Identification of plant species will help inform the plant schedules for the design so that we make sure to enhance and build upon existing plant communities.
The 60% design package is underway, and anticipated to be completed by the middle of this month. SEQR will be reviewed by the Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District at their upcoming board meeting.
Lynn Chatfield, Wolcott Town Supervisor asked that we post the following: Residents of Blind Sodus Bay Water Project Meeting will be held August 3 at 6:00 PM at the Red Creek Conservation Club, 6924 Waters Rd, Red Creek. If you are a resident and would like to become part ofthe County Water system you must sign a petition requesting to be added. Information about the Water Project and associated costs will be discussed at the meeting. The funds have been approved but the Town needs 51% or more participants in order to receive the funding and move forward with the project. The petition to participate will be available at the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Chatfield, Wolcott Town Supervisor.
— Boat Parade on Blind Sodus Bay will be held on Sunday at 11:00 AM. Please join us in your watercraft and display your BEST Independence Day decorations !
— Ring of Fire on Blinds Sodus Bay will be held in the evening on Sunday July 4. Suggest starting about 9:00-9:15pm, or watch your neighbors and create a ‘wave’.
The Association has purchased a number of flares that are available for free for paid BSBIA members. Please limit 3 flares per household. They can be picked up anytime from 9AM – 7 PM starting today (Wednesday June 30) at 9407 Ingersoll Drive until they’re gone. Thank you all and have a great holiday.
The Association announces the Channel is OPEN. As always, please use with CAUTION. The water depth on approach from both the Bay and the Lake is low.
Please avoid the obstructions (trees) in the Bay side waterway and also note that the South side of the inlet still has a large rocky shoal and the North side barrier bar has been pushed inward substantially and narrowed the passageway.