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Romulus debates zoning change for Seneca Dairy Systems

The Town Board will conduct a public hearing and possible vote Wednesday night on an application from Seneca Dairy Systems to rezone 18 acres on the former Seneca Army Depot from agricultural to warehouse, industrial, transportation or energy district.

Seneca Dairy owner Earl Martin, who purchased nearly 7,000 acres of the former depot from the county Industrial Development Agency for $990,000 in 2016, wants the zone change to allow him to construct a galvanizing plant, milling and welding facilities, warehouses, offices, parking areas, a storm water retention pond and associated utilities to support the manufacturing of steel fencing, gates, stalls and panels for the dairy industry. The work would be done in three phases.

Martin currently manufactures those items at his Seneca Iron Works a plant on Hoster Road in Fayette.

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