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Supervisor will not seek councilman’s resignation in Seneca Falls

Although New York state police are expected to serve an appearance ticket for second-degree harassment to Councilman Thomas Ruzicka in the coming days following an investigation into an incident at Parkers restaurant on May 5th, Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro will not ask Ruzicka to resign his seat on the board.   According to Seneca Falls Town Councilor Dave DeLelys, Trooper... more

HERRON: Children must be protected

Mothers of Seneca County: You have spent tireless hours researching the benefits of breast milk versus formula, to immunize or not to immunize. You have compared car seats and brands of baby food . You have spent hours interviewing day care providers, and teaching your children basic manners and safety. You have done all of this out of the love... more

EMOTIONS SPILL OVER: Alleged physical altercation between Town Councilors being investigated by SFPD

Tensions were running high during Friday’s special meeting where the Seneca Falls Town Board voted 3-2 to enact Local Law No. 2 of 2017. The new local law rescinds a previously passed local law entitled the “Waste Disposal Law,” which would have closed Seneca Meadows in 2025 — and prevented any additional landfill operations from opening in Seneca Falls. As... more

Landfill law rescinded by Seneca Falls board (video)

The local law passed in 2016 that would have forced Seneca Meadows to cease operations in 2025 at the landfill on Route 414 has been rescinded. It was standing room only in the courtroom for the Seneca Falls Town Board special meeting Friday evening, May 5th. Members of the grassroots group Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee were lining the street... more

GUEST: Seneca Meadows is ‘no friend’ of the community

Much has been made of the last Seneca Falls Town Council election. Town Supervisor Lazzaro proposes that the election was a vote for Mr. Ferrara, Mr. Ruzicka and Seneca Meadows and a mandate that the future of Seneca Falls should be placed in their hands. I propose that the controversial election was, at its core, a vote against higher taxes.... more

AVERY: Local Law 3 should be allowed to stand in Seneca Falls

This article is a direct rebuttal of Kyle Black’s guest editorial published on FingerLakes1.com on April 5th, and has been formatted to address each of the major points he made. Seneca Meadows says that the Chamber of Commerce votes ‘no’. Officials representing the Chamber of Commerce have repeatedly spoken for the landfill and against Local Law 3. Most of us think of... more

Landfill debate remains up in the air as Town Board weighs options

With much to consider and still awaiting the completion of the State Environmental Quality Review, the Seneca Falls Town Board had little to say about proposed Local Law No. 2, tabling the issue for another month. But that didn’t mean local residents were done talking. At their regular meeting Tuesday night, residents petitioned the board to speak about town issues... more

BLACK: Local Law No. 3 should be rescinded

When FingerLakes1.com News approached our company with a request from their readers to hear our viewpoint on Local Law No. 2, currently under consideration by the Town of Seneca Falls, we greatly appreciated the opportunity. Seneca Meadows is committed to open, honest dialogue with our community. In the past 24 months, I’ve attended more than 60 local, public meetings, and... more

Action on landfill law possible in Seneca Falls on Tuesday

On Tuesday the Seneca Falls Town Board will meet for the first time since the dramatic public hearing on a newly-proposed local law. Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2017, which would rescind Local Law No. 3 of 2016 has generated a lot of debate within the community. The Waste Disposal Law of Seneca Falls or Local Law No. 3,... more

Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 held Wednesday (video)

When the Seneca Falls Town Board convened to hold a Public Hearing on the controversial Local Law No. 2 of 2017 — the community saw a variety of speakers, take a variety of positions on the ongoing debate around the future of Seneca Meadows. Before it could begin, though, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro had to ask residents to... more

Lazzaro: ‘Compromise’ a must moving forward in Seneca Falls (video)

Supervisor Greg Lazzaro says he enjoys serving the community and people of Seneca Falls, but wants to see more cooperation and compromise. On Monday, Lazzaro was a guest on Weber this Week, where he discussed the challenges associated with governing through polarizing political times. The most-polarizing issue in Seneca Falls has revolved around the future of the Seneca Meadows Landfill.... more

FOR SALE: Former school, Town Hall on the market in Seneca Falls

The former home of the Seneca Falls Town Offices is up for sale. The 33,000 sq-ft facility, which was previously the home to the St. Patrick’s School had also been home to the Town Board, Town Court, and other municipal offices after it’s closure in 2004. The Town now occupies 130 Ovid St., which means the former-school is empty. This... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro in-studio (podcast)

On Monday afternoon, Weber this Week will featured Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro. Lazzaro joined Harold ‘Web Dog’ Weber in the FingerLakes1.com Studio in downtown Seneca Falls. The appearance was just days before the crucial Public Hearing on Local Law No. 2 of 2017, which would rescind the previously-passed Local Law No. 3 of 2016 — otherwise known as the... more

Does Local Law 3 violate host agreement in Seneca Falls?

There hasn’t been a more hotly-debated issue in Seneca Falls than the operating future of Seneca Meadows. The landfill, which operates along State Rt. 414 for decades has come under fire in recent years by a growing group of concerned citizens. As with any controversial issue, each argument one side makes — it is quickly walked back or challenged by... more

Seneca Falls Town Board: Raise put on hold, hearing on LL2 rescheduled

It was a meeting of unexpected outcomes. On Tuesday, the Seneca Falls Town Board met for their regularly scheduled meeting for the month of March. Two major items of public interest were on the agenda — with many expecting action on both. The first involved a pay raise for Seneca Falls Highway Superintendent Jim Peterson. A Public Hearing was held... more

Local laws and litigation: Recent history of landfilling debate in Seneca Falls

The polarizing nature of the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls has folks from every walk of life weighing in. While the community remains largely split on the issues at play — this year is shaping up to be as important — if not more important than 2016. On March 14th a Public Hearing is scheduled to take place at... more

Supervisor Lazzaro explains why there will be no public comment at Tuesday’s meeting

In a move announced Wednesday afternoon, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro said that there will be no public speakers at next Tuesday’s Town Board meeting. The move to eliminate the public comment portion of the board’s meeting is not a new one, but will undoubtedly draw criticism from some. Due to the passion from those on both sides of... more

Legislation introduced by Seneca Falls Town Board to kill Waste Disposal Law (video)

  Local Law No. 3, otherwise known as the Waste Disposal Law could be off the books in mere weeks — if the Seneca Falls Town Board continues on the path it has created. On Thursday, in a special session — the Town Board voted 3-2 introducing a new local law, which would nullify the previously adopted Local Law No.... more
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