Committee to again push for lead agency for Seneca County sewer project

The Public Works Committee of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors approved a motion May 28 declaring the board’s intent to act as lead agency for county Sewer Districts 1 and 2 consolidation project.

That motion has not yet been approved by the full board, so the committee will try again Tuesday night.

The districts serve the towns of Varick, Romulus and Ovid and the village of Ovid. The plan is to consolidate wastewater treatment at one upgraded treatment plant, rather than upgrade two plants that are not meeting state standards.

It is classified as a Type I action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. Part 1 of a Full Environmental Assessment Form has been completed and circulated to parties that could be lead agency. The motion will notify other possible lead agencies of the filing and give them an opportunity to apply to be lead agency, rather than the county.

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