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.