To build or not to build: Residents in Sodus Point turned out in big numbers Thursday for a meeting on a new village hall. The mayor has the options down to two, but feelings vary among residents.
It was a packed house for the meeting at the current village hall. The mayor says he has a "village divided" regarding new hall proposals. One is to put a new hall in a different location by the water, or rehabilitating the existing building at a possible price tag of well over a million dollars.
Those we spoke with say land in Sodus Point is rather tight and reaction to the proposals are mixed. There were a lot of other ideas about various properties to use, but Mayor David McDowell says the current options are the ones on the table.
"There are strong feelings either way," explains McDowell. "There’s a bunch of misinformation. Some of that has taken so long to get to this point, where we have enough information to actually talk about specific proposals. Because all the properties we were looking at acquiring have some kinds of issues and we needed to understand those to know if they were viable or not.”