Ethanol Plant Topic Of Discussion For SF Town Board

Seneca Falls is not yet out of the running for the $80-MILLION dollar corn-to-ethanol plant. The plant will be one of the topics discussed when the Seneca Falls Town Board meets next Tuesday night. Ann Peck, of Empire Biofuels-says company representatives will be at the town board meeting and they will not announce any new site decision before that meeting. Supporters and opponents of the plant are urging people to attend the meeting which will be held at the Seneca Falls Community Center. Last month, Empire Biofuels of Newark announced it is forming a task force of its partners, engineers and lawyers to see if land at the former Seneca Army Depot can be transformed to meet their needs. The Seneca Falls site off Auburn Road has not been completely ruled out, but three town board members have announced their opposition to the site. Against the site are Thomas David, Lucille Cook, and Stephen Dougherty. The Seneca Falls School Board and the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency have both endorsed the plant which would bring 35-new jobs to Seneca County. Empire Biofuels is also looking at sites out of state and in Wayne, Cayuga, Livingston and Genesee Counties. The Seneca Falls Town Board Meeting is February 7th at 7pm.


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