Village of Sodus Point Thurs., July 17, 2014

A regular board meeting was called for the Village of Sodus Point on Thursday July, 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. All members of the board were present. The meeting began with an approval of last month’s minutes.

A few updates of news for the Village were presented. The skate park has had 75-100 kids use it since the last board meeting on June 19. The skate park is in excellent condition with no damages. Lake Street was recently dug up because of pressure build up. It was determined that there was a missing valve which caused high pressure.

The highway report was presented for recent clean ups throughout the village. Because of the storm and rain on the Fourth of July, the Village picked up garbage and limbs from the roads. 17 loads of seaweed was collected for compost in the past month. The cost of surveillance cameras will be determined in the upcoming weeks to place cameras in Sodus Point.

More children have been using the Sodus Point Community Center this summer. 56 children used it since the last board meeting, and 30 of the kids were from the Summer Program. The Community Center has come up with new activities for the children such as bringing K9’s to the community center, giving away free bike helmets, making photo I.D.’s, trips to the old lighthouse and sailing at the yacht club.

There have been 30 ambulance calls and 49 police calls in Sodus Point since June. 37 of those police calls were from July 4. It was also mentioned that there have been more tourists in Sodus Point on the Fourth of July and this summer than there have been in years. It took officials 1 hour and 10 minutes to escort traffic out of Sodus Point after the fireworks.

A public comment from Tom Lightfoot mentioned a concern with the drainage issue. Lightfoot explained that he would like the drainage issue to be solved without it falling on tax payers.

The board discussed a possible future position of a park attendant for Willow Park and the Skate Park to lock up bathrooms and to remind people when the park closes to limit noise complaints.

Mayor of Sodus Point, Chris Tertinek briefly mentioned that the new Plan 2014 was presented at the Wayne County Board Meeting on Tuesday July, 15. Tertinek stated that it was presented at the board meeting so that Wayne County is aware of the issues with water level in Sodus Point. Tertinek also explained that the impact of the water levels will affect those inland and not just Sodus Point because the people inland will have to pay higher taxes as a result. Tertinek indicated that he would like to meet with Congressman Dan Maffei in regards to this issue.

The meeting concluded with a motion for all bills to be paid and adjourned at 8:20 p.m. The next meeting will be on August 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.

by Jessica Colon