Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, announced a public hearing will take place Thursday at the Wayne Central Performing Arts Center to hear citizens concerns about rising water levels in the region.
GENEVA – State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, announced a public hearing will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Wayne Central Performing Arts Center to hear citizens concerns about rising water levels in the region. The public is encouraged to attend the hearing that will take place at the site, 6200 Ontario Center Road, Ontario Center.
Helming will be joined by Sen. Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Bob Oaks. to hear concerns about rising water levels on local businesses and homeowners.
Oral testimony will be made by invitation only. Written testimony will be accepted that evening and can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Senator Pam Helming, 425 Exchange St., Geneva, NY 14456.
The hearing comes in the wake of the flooding disaster along the southern shore of Lake Ontario earlier this year and follows a similar public hearing that O’Mara hosted with Sen. Patty Ritchie in the town of Mexico in Oswego County.
Senators Helming, O’Mara, Assemblyman Oaks and their colleagues will hear from stakeholders about their experiences with Plan 2014 and its impacts on local communities. They will also discuss government programs intended to assist local residents in recovering from the flooding. Those invited to present include members of the International Joint Commission, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, state, county, and local elected officials, and local business owners and property owners.