Cayuga County donates Sennett property to soil and water district

The Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District now owns approximately 13 more acres in Sennett after the county Legislature donated it this month.

Pending a survey, the land includes about 6.8 acres where the Natural Resources Center at 7413 County House Road sits, and an adjacent wetland that makes up about 6.1 acres. The Legislature passed a resolution last Thursday gifting the land, with a stipulation that it would return to the county should the district relocate or dissolve.

The district now owns a little more than 26 acres in the area, including the land where the district’s biogas digester is located. The county continues to hold approximately 64 acres behind that parcel and will continue to have access to a right of way.

According to the resolution, the district was first granted use of the property in 1990, and has been responsible for the upkeep of the grounds since 1996. Besides the Natural Resources Center, the property includes two storage buildings and a paved parking area.

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