Legislators to consider Camp Hollis project

by Carol Thompson

The Oswego County Legislature has been asked to approve a capital project at Camp Hollis that would address bluff erosion control.

The Oswego City-County Youth  Bureau requested the funding.

The legislature’s Health and Humans Services Committee will consider the request to add an additional $10,000 to the capital fund at today’s meeting.

In 2009, the Camp Hollis Task Force recommended several infrastructure projects for Camp Hollis, according to an informational memorandum.

“One of the top priorities was to address the erosion of the bluffs,” the memo states. “About one and a half feet of shoreline erodes each year due to wave action as well as insufficient drainage.”

Earlier this year, a design/build request for proposals was issued to seek solutions and costs to stabilize the bluffs. Seven firms submitted nine proposals.

Proposed solutions included different combinations of using rip rap, using a sheet pile stabilization system, using an H-pole lagging system, laying back the slope and stabilizing with vegetation, and building a galvanized steel sheet pile seawall.

Some proposals also incorporated building a surface drainage system.

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