Legislators discuss using occupancy tax funds to benefit Keuka Outlet Trail

Yates County legislators are discussing how the county can support the operations of the Keuka Outlet Trail outside the village of Penn Yan. At the March 6 Public Works committee, District 1 Legislator Taylor Fitch explained one of his goals is to find a way for his focus on economic development to benefit the non-profit organization that owns the trail.

Noting that the development of tourism in Yates County has brought money in the form of occupancy tax revenues, Fitch said, "I see the Outlet as a tourism attraction, but it has not come to its full potential." Fitch's original idea was to see if county workers and equipment could be used to help the Friends of the Outlet maintain or improve the trail, but County Attorney Scott Falvey has advised that the county resources cannot work on private property.

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