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Kowalski presses Seneca County to reply to FOIL request

Mary Anne Kowalski of Romulus asked the Seneca County Board of Supervisors for an update on its response to notices of violation served by the state Department of Environmental Conservation for its two wastewater treatment plants in south county.

It was also brought up by Romulus Supervisor David Kaiser that the county has not responded to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests filed by Kowalski for financial data on the county’s water and two sewer districts going back to 2017. To back that up, Kowalski’s attorney has written the county a letter saying that “our sincere hope is that this matter can be resolved without unnecessary litigation.’’

“Please be aware, however, that if our client must resort to litigation to obtain the records sought, we will seek attorney’s fees and litigation costs against the county,’’ added attorney David R. Ross of Albany.

Kowalski, who used to administer the county’s water district and two sewer districts, is a frequent critic of the county’s operations of these districts.

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