On a chilly Friday, with summer visitors long gone, state officials toured one of the project sites set to receive funding under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI.
At Sodus Point Beach Park, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, were state Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas and Department of Environmental Conservation Region 8 Director Paul D’Amato. They toured the area with Sodus Point Mayor Dave McDowell. The site tour followed a Wayne County REDI Planning Committee meeting.
The popular beach is one of 10 Wayne County projects receiving an estimated $41 million in state funding through REDI to mitigate shoreline flooding damage.
Visnauskas said that “Gov. Cuomo has been the champion these shoreline communities need at a time we need one the most. He has demonstrated a long-term and sustained commitment. The governor’s boots have been on the ground in some of the hardest hit areas before, during, and after the flooding and he’s delivered real results.”