Farm Bureau asks for Local Law #7 to be rescinded

In a letter addressed to the entire Seneca Falls Town Board, the Seneca County Farm Bureau has asked the board to rescind consideration of Local Law #7.The letter was signed by President Ann Marie Heizmann, who cited a review of Local Law #7 by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The brief note read in part, “We are asking the Town Board to show their support for agriculture by formally rescinding the motion introducing the resolution.”It was addressed to Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro, as well as Town Board members Annette Lutz, Dave DeLelys, Vittorio Porretta, and Mary Sarratori. The letter dated June 27th, 2016 referenced a review of Local Law #7, which found that if improperly enforced could make farming more difficult in Seneca Falls. Issues around enforcement and regulation, concerned some, including those within the Seneca County Farm Bureau. Heizmann spoke at the Seneca Falls Community Forum held last Wednesday. She reiterated many of the points previously made regarding the proposed local law. Her letter to the board closed thanking those on the board for supporting agriculture throughout the region and in the Town Seneca Falls.FingerLakes1.com will have more on this story as it develops, but be sure to let us know what you think about the stance taken by the Farm Bureau on Facebook or in the comment section below!

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