Landfill to stop mining Monday; opponents object

Seneca Meadows Landfill workers are still removing soil from its Meadow View Mine off Burgess Road, despite the state’s highest court refusing to hear the landfill’s appeal of a court ruling that the mining is illegal.

Kyle Black, the landfill’s regional manager, said the landfill has five days, by law, to continue mining. He said that means the mining will continue until Monday.

Neighbor Dixie Lemmon and Concerned Citizens of Seneca County, who successfully challenged a lower court ruling that allowed the mine haulageway road to be used in a one-family residential zone on Burgess Road, are not happy with the landfill’s actions.

Their attorney, Douglas Zamelis, said his clients informed him of the mining and he sent a letter Thursday to Scott Turner, the landfill’s Rochester attorney. He also called Turner.

“My clients inform me and have provided me with documentary proof that today your client, Seneca Meadows Inc., is crossing the R-1 zoning district with mining vehicles without a valid zoning permit in violation of the town zoning law and in violation of the Fourth Department Appellate Division’s decision and order,” he wrote.

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