Geneva-on-the-Lake officials to meet about shrinking shoreline

Geneva-on-the-Lake shoreline shrinking from fury of Lake Erie
Geneva-on-the-Lake shoreline shrinking from fury of Lake Erie(Source: WOIO)
Updated: Feb. 17, 2020 at 10:52 AM EST
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GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - Geneva-on-the-Lake officials are expected to meet on Monday about extreme erosion that has destroyed the shoreline.

Geneva-on-the-Lake officials set to meet about erosion devastating the shoreline. 19 News reporter Vic Gideon is LIVE out there this morning.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Monday, February 17, 2020

The village of Geneva-on-the-Lake said the most evident effects of Lake Erie’s winter wrath is at Township Park.

On Monday at 6 p.m., officials from the village are holding a meeting about what they are doing to help and what still needs to be done.

They will also tell people who have damaged property what they need to do in order to get help.

The erosion is caused in part by Lake Erie not freezing over.

Photos shared by officials show a sidewalk that was once yards away from the water is hanging off a cliff from the waves.

The damage is expected to be over $1 million and could cause several issues, including problems for gas and sewer lines.

The village said it has reached out to U.S. Congressman Dave Joyce, Sen. Rob Portman, and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s offices to request assistance.

Village officials also said it supports the Township Parks State Capital budget request to State Rep. John Patterson and State Sen. Sean O’Brien.

The Village of Geneva-on-the-Lake is urging residents to reach out to those offices to voice their support.

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