The town of Greece and the United Shoreline group is taking another step in its efforts to prevent devastating lake flooding like waterfront residents endured last year.
They welcomed the new president of the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board and toured some of the hardest hit waterfront areas.
Diane Kuehn will take her recommendations back to her board and to the International Joint Commission. The commission oversees Plan 2014, allowing for the water levels in the lake to remain higher for a longer amount of time, a move residents blame for the severity of the flooding.
Will she suggest changes in Plan 2014?
“Not yet,” she said. “I don’t know at this point in time. I think nobody can know at this point in time just because the plan implementation just started last year.”
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich said “There’s a tremendous feeling that there was the ‘I don’t care’ attitude from some of the folks on the IJC or the board in general and we want to make sure that as we go forward they certainly are a little more responsive a little more attentive to people losing their property.”
Kuehne is replacing the outgoing president of the board, Frank Sciremammano. No word on when or if the public will of her specific recommendations.