TUPPER LAKE — City Council has scheduled two public hearings next week on a plan to redesign the city-owned and operated Little Wolf Beach and Campground.
Acting city superintendent Mary Fontana said the planning process for the beach and campground on the shore of Little Wolf Pond is still in its early stages, so the public will be able to participate in the decision. of the design plan.
The first public hearing will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. and the second will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Both will be held at the Aaron Maddox Hall Boardroom at 179 Blvd. Of March.
Fontana said the city is looking at a 2017 master plan, which was developed by an engineering firm but has yet to be implemented. The government is moving slowly, she said, and then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
The city has already gotten public comment on the plan, but Fontana said she wants to reopen the plans for public comment to see if people’s priorities have changed during the pandemic.
These hearings will inform the city as it prepares for a new technical review.
The city budgeted $30,000 to subcontract the work to an engineering firm in its latest budget.
Councilman John Gillis said the review will allow the city to apply for grants for infrastructure — water, sewer, electricity and Wi-Fi. Campers have grown in size and functionality over the years, Fontana said.
Fontana said the city would like to revamp the RV sites to create six additional spaces and create more tent sites. The campground currently has 43 RV sites and eight tent campsites.
She said there may be plans to update or possibly move the playground.
The city also plans to develop the campground to enhance the view of the park from the neighborhood and the road.
Fontana said the city notified stakeholders — area residents and annual campground renters.
She also said the city is looking for lifeguards for the upcoming summer season.