Supervisor David Seeley has declared a State of Emergency in the Town of Irondequoit, amidst rising water levels on Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay.

The Declaration was accompanied by an immediate Emergency Order to regulate vessel speed on Irondequoit Bay. Effective at 5pm today:

  • All vessels on Irondequoit Bay shall travel at an idle speed when within 500 feet of the Shore, and create no wake
  • All vessels on Irondequoit Bay beyond 500 feet from the shoreline shall travel at a speed to not exceed 5 mph.

This Emergency Order was developed in conjunction with the Town of Penfield, the Town of Webster and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Both Penfield and Webster have executed similar emergency orders stating that vessels shall travel at idle speeds within 500 feet of their respective shorelines.

The emergency order remains in effect until it is determined that the water levels do not pose a danger to public safety, health and public or private property.

The State of Emergency and Executive order are effective at 5pm today, May 12, 2017.