The legal battle over the closure of Seneca Meadows Landfill continues to rage on.
Fingerlakes1.com reports the Seneca Falls Town Board voted during a contentious meeting this week to aggressively defend Local Law #3, which calls for the landfill to close at the end of 2025.
This comes as Seneca Meadows Incorporated continues to push an Article 78 proceeding, seeking to nullify the Local Law, and as the Town Board continues to mull over a proposed modified host agreement that would keep the landfill open until 2037.
The amended agreement would see SMI pay the town nearly $100 million over its lifespan, which Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro says could potentially drop the proposed property tax rate by as much as $2.70 per thousand dollars assessed value from its current proposal of $8.70.
Lazzaro also says failure to pass the new host agreement would require deep and immediate budget cuts.