County reiterates stand against federal Lake Ontario plan

By Debra J. Groom

The Oswego County government has again sent a letter to federal officials opposing the proposed plan for regulating Lake Ontario water levels.

The county went on the record last summer when it sent its first opposition letter against the plan, then called Bv7.

But this year, the plan was revised and so the county decided to send another letter to the International Joint Commission, the agency in charge of controlling water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Frank Bevacqua, spokesman for the International Joint Commission’s United States office in Washington, D.C., said the comment period on the plan ended Aug. 30.

The county legislature’s Economic Development and Planning Committee voted Aug. 26 to send a letter opposing the plan.

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