OONA attendance at the event held in Carlton was 20% of the total, with about 10-12 OONs. Orleans County together with the Towns of Carlton, Kendall and Yates have begun the process to update the 20-year old plan by soliciting community input and conducting a study to identify priority projects for waterfront development. The comprehensive land and water use plan for the Towns’ natural, public, and developed waterfront resources along Lake Ontario, Johnson Creek, Oak Orchard River, Marsh Creek, and Sandy Creek.
The benefit to our area is that grants are available, and could be made available easier if the projects are identified and well defined. Examples projects identified 20 years ago are: improvements to the Marine Park, installation of the docks at the Marine Park and Point Breeze, and improvements to boat launches on east and west sides of the River at point breeze. OONs and others had opportunity to input ideas verbally, as well as in writing. Surveys are available to input more ideas. We think this to be a worthy cause, and OONA should continue to stay aware and support it. A second meeting is planned for Fall 2018, and a plan for potential projects will be finalized by the end of 2019.
A copy of this survey is available at: LWRP Towns of Kendall, Yates, and Carlton Survey