Sylvan Beach Finalizing Closing Plans

The Village of Sylvan Beach and the Oneida County Health Department are one step closer to turning signs from, “swim at your own risk” to “no swimming”.

Posted: May 25, 2018 6:51 PM

SYLVAN BEACH- The Village of Sylvan Beach and the Oneida County Health Department are one step closer to turning signs from, “swim at your own risk” to “no swimming”. According to the Mayor of Sylvan Beach, Greg Horan, the swim area behind Dicastro’s banquet facility could potentially be closed in the next few weeks.

All of this comes after the Village of Sylvan Beach got rid of all their lifeguards just two months ago. Now, parents are forced to keep a closer eye on their child.

“That’s why I got the floaties on them,” said Meegan Bilodeau of Camden. “Just in case they get too far away.”

Some parents are keeping an eye on their kids, as well as others in the area.

“Now I’m not just looking after my kids out here,” said Redell Parker, of Waterville. “But I’ll be having to watch every kid out here.”

The Mayor of Sylvan Beach tells WKTV this closure could happen within the next two weeks. This would include roughly a 125-feet long and 250-foot deep swimming area directly behind Dicastro’s. NewsChannel 2’s Cody Mooney spoke with the manager of Dicastro’s who says this closure would be beneficial to the business. However, Parker says it could potentially hurt business.

“I’ve on it for over 30 years,” said Parker. “It would be a little difficult but people will just find another place.”

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1986681

Reported Deaths: 51470
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2632029953
Queens2621739562
Suffolk1925413310
Nassau1763993111
Bronx1740596382
New York1313284314
Westchester1251722240
Erie815311697
Richmond703201747
Monroe605281034
Orange45884782
Rockland45527941
Onondaga35790661
Dutchess27813433
Albany23535343
Oneida21367497
Niagara18090333
Broome17293348
Saratoga14323160
Ulster12919241
Schenectady12357192
Rensselaer10592136
Putnam1013491
Chautauqua8328133
Chemung7098133
Oswego695690
Ontario682892
Steuben6253141
St. Lawrence617394
Sullivan610268
Cayuga584090
Jefferson544164
Wayne521367
Cattaraugus511181
Genesee5036121
Herkimer4909107
Clinton451132
Madison427785
Fulton404186
Tompkins404049
Livingston397958
Montgomery3872115
Columbia381899
Cortland352860
Tioga337058
Warren336056
Wyoming323151
Allegany316183
Otsego316146
Greene310674
Chenango305874
Washington284055
Orleans274183
Lewis244133
Franklin238912
Delaware214236
Seneca186656
Schoharie154315
Essex149526
Yates110226
Schuyler98813
Hamilton3012
Unassigned15582
Out of NY0216
Rome
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 40°
Binghamton
Cloudy
39° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 35°
Rome
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 40°
Rome
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
Enter the Rock Your Body Giveaway from Alivana Aesthetics
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!