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Seneca County Supervisors approve sewer use law

Seneca County has a new, 64-page sewer use law on the books.

The Board of Supervisors voted 12-0 at a special meeting Tuesday to adopt the local law after a public hearing.

The law regulates the use of public and private sewers and drains, private sewage disposal, installation and connection of building laterals to sewer lines, discharge of water and waste into the public sewer systems, setting forth penalties for violations of the law and for administration and management of the county’s two sewer districts.

During the public hearing, Mary Anne Kowalski of Romulus expressed concern about the 2020 sewer district budgets not containing reserves, as required by the sewer use law.

She also said she’s been engaged in a lengthy battle with county officials over Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL) requests she has filed for basic financial information since 2017.

“It’s all basic material I’m looking for. It’s nothing complicated, but I either get no response or am denied. I’ve appealed denials and they are ignored or denied,Æ she said.

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