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How often do you use the wooden steps up the embankment from Jefferson Ave to the Canal Trail

More than one day a week
0 (0%)
Weekly
0 (0%)
Monthly
0 (0%)
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2 (100%)

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Author Topic: Usage of Steps at The Oxbow Lake Survey  (Read 56 times)

Michael Caswell

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Usage of Steps at The Oxbow Lake Survey
« on: March 05, 2019, 04:35:28 pm »
The wooden steps at Oxbow Lake, under the electricity pylons, may pose a problem later this year when the Earthen Embankment Integrity Program reaches the area. They are in need of maintenance, and they may consider simply removing them permanently.

Note they have already removed a dock from the Oxbow Lake that was in bad need of repair and dangerous. The posts were driven into the inboard side of the embankment through the rip-rap and were a potential leakage point.

Earthen Embankment Integrity Program EEIP...This is what all future Embankments will be REPAIRED under. All work will be started after SEQR work has completed in October 2019.


The ECNA would like to know how many people would be inconvenienced if these aging steps were not replaced.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2019, 06:14:25 am by Michael Caswell »

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Doug K

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Re: Usage of Steps at The Oxbow Lake Survey
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 07:51:35 am »
Folks, the input to this question my be used to discuss keeping or removing these steps once the Embankment Program starts to address Eastern Monroe County Dam issues...they may have to go just to complete the embankment safety work.

Having seen the EEIP operation first hand on the Westside, in almost all cases so far, any added wooden structures (like steps) have been removed as part of the Embankment Restoration process. The trees have to come out and the root balls, so steps like this simply get damaged beyond use in the process. We have seen natural steps stay in a few cases, but manufactured structures on most Erie Embankments have been removed unless they have been put there by the NY Canal Corporation

If these steps get used quite a bit by residents and an access point is needed in this area, it might be a good idea to vote YES and see what can be done to insure that ECT access is available close to where these steps are now... if they do get removed. Let your voice be heard.