Cayuga County Legislature allocates $1 million for emergency road repairs

With flooding damage from July storms to southern Cayuga County roads wracking up large price tags, the county Legislature voted Wednesday night to allocate $1 million from the highway department’s fund balance for repairs.

Cayuga County Highway Department Superintendent George Wethey said initial damage estimates are $1.3 million to county roads and infrastructure alone.

“It could be better,” he said. “It could be worse.”

The original resolution on the special Legislature meeting’s agenda allocated $777,000 to be transferred, but Legislator Joe Bennett amended that to be $1 million considering the initial estimate from Wethey. Legislators passed the amendment and resolution unanimously with Legislators Tucker Whitman and Ben Vitale absent.

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