Lease agreement for former Seneca Army Depot land causes stir among former bidders

While assessors work out a new tax arrangement for the 7,000 acres of the former Seneca Army Depot land’s current $28 million value, a purchase and sale agreement has been signed by the winning bidder, Earl Martin. The property is the home of a rare herd of white, white-tailed deer, and was subject to an extensive bidding process that closed in March.

That agreement includes a one- to two-year lease, which has been exercised, said Bob Aronson, executive director of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency.

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