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Forum on Wednesday will look at Eminent Domain, Ludovico Trail debate in Seneca Falls

An information session will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at The Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls from 7 – 9 p.m.

The subject of the talk will the The Ludovico Sculpture Trail, which was founded by Wilhemina Pusmucans in 1999, and runs along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

The site is subject to a Eminent Domain process that has been unfolding slowly for more than a year. While the proceedings have only-recently regained momentum — opponents of eminent domain say the work that could take place on the property would be ‘forever changed’.



Officials in Seneca Falls are proposing that a new sewer line be installed under the trail, in lieu of going down Fall Street or Bayard Street — where sewer lines already exist. Both options would be significantly more expensive, according to Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro.

“[The Ludovico Sculpture Trail] is used and enjoyed by many. The trail is now threatened to be forever changed by a new sewer line carrying Seneca Meadows leachate, and wastewater from businesses located outside Seneca Falls, including the del Lago Resort & Casino,” event organizer Allison Stokes said in a statement encouraging the public to attend Wednesday’s forum.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for March 6th, which is expected to have a significant turnout.

FingerLakes1.com will have video of the forum available following the event.

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