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IDA says Seneca Dairy Systems won’t harm environment

The Seneca Dairy Systems manufacturing and galvanizing plant proposed for Romulus will not have an adverse impact on the environment.

That was the unanimous conclusion of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors Thursday.

Seneca Dairy Systems is proposing to build a new, state-of-the-art facility on about 25 acres of land owned by company head Earl Martin at the former Seneca Army Depot in Romulus. The project would be done in three phases over 10 years.

Martin has applied for exemptions from sales and mortgage-recording taxes, plus a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement with the IDA. Before the IDA can vote to provide the assistance, it must conduct a State Environmental Quality Review analysis of the project and put together a cost-benefits analysis.

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