Seneca Meadows rail spur dealt setback

The proposed construction of rail spurs to connect with Seneca Meadows Landfill in the Town of Seneca Falls was dealt a setback on Monday by Justice W. Patrick Falvey of Yates County, Acting State Supreme Court.Falvey’s decision states that the Town of Seneca Falls did not perform a proper environmental review of the rezoning of 32 acres along Route 414, property owned by the landfill and John Marro Trucking, or the impacts of the rail spur project.As a result of the ruling the property zoning will revert back to commercial, which does not allow for rail spurs.The Article 78 proceeding against the landfill and the Town of Seneca Falls was brought by Waterloo Contractors, owner of Waterloo Container. Bill Lutz, owner of Waterloo Container sent the following statement to media on Tuesday afternoon…“As the owner of Waterloo Container Co., I am pleased with Honorable W. Patrick Falvey’s decision, judgment and order. The judge agreed with our position that the rezoning of five parcels of land did not follow prescribed procedure and the actions of the Town Board issuing a negative declaration regarding the proposed rail facility and zoning change were vacated and annulled.”David Shaw of the Finger Lakes Times has more on this story here.This story is also being discussed at our Online Community Forumshere.

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