the Village of Wolcott
Press Release: May 10, 2019
Wayne County Board of Supervisors’ Chairman and Sodus Town Supervisor LeRoy, Huron Town Supervisor Crane and Wolcott Town Supervisor Chatfield, pursuant to Executive Law Article 2B, have declared a State of Emergency exists for all bays in Sodus, Huron and Wolcott.
By Emergency Order, effective Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. motorized boat traffic must operate at:
SODUS BAY – IDLE SPEED ONLY CAUSING NO WAKE WITHIN 1000 FEET of shore.
PORT BAY, EAST BAY and BLIND SODUS BAY – IDLE SPEED ONLY CAUSING NO WAKE.
Lake Ontario and Wayne County bays are reported to be at 247.9 feet.
Although recent boat traffic 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 usually visible, property damage and shore line erosion from high water level and motorized boat traffic wakes.
Posted by Sheriff Barry Virts