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VIDEO: Seneca Co. Board of Supervisors hold September meeting on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Seneca County Board of Supervisors met in what must have been one of the quickest meetings in recent memory.

The board met on Primary Tuesday, while many Republicans were heading to the polls to cast their vote on the 54th Senate District race, which had five Republicans facing off.

James McKenna, Vice President of Construction at del Lago Resort & Casino gave the board an update, which included some highlights on the progress that has been moving ahead of schedule. McKenna attributed the output of hard work across the board, while also pointing out that the warm, dry weather throughout the winter, spring, and now summer — has helped a great deal.

Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeff Babinski talked about the progress in terms of hiring. Babinski said that while things are moving along very well — they will be holding more job fairs, and getting out in the community more in the coming days and weeks.

Allison Stokes spoke about landfilling pointing out that “The threat to public health from Seneca Meadows,” is too great to ignore. She called on the Board of Supervisors to act, even after she had been told by others that the County had not historically been receptive to proposed changes — like closure.

She explained that “The health and well-being of the community” is her greatest concern. She called on the Board to “stand in solidarity” with residents of Seneca Falls in opposing any new host agreement.

While a host agreement has been debated and discussed in Seneca Falls, the Town Board has not taken any action in recent weeks — since the decision to hold a public hearing on Local Law #7, which is slated for September 28th.

The supervisors held a brief ceremony recognizing Peg Birmingham Deputy Commissioner within the Department of Human Services in Seneca County.

Watch the entire video of the regularly scheduled meeting for September.

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