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Seneca Supers Want Camp Barton


Seneca County Supervisors last night tabled a resolution to give $10,000 to the Town of Covert to help establish a local-state partnership to oversee the operation of Camp Barton.

Instead of Covert joining forces with the town of Ulysses and Village of Trumansburg, supervisors discussed Seneca County running the camp once the state buys the property from the Boy Scouts of America.

The camp, on the west shore of Cayuga Lake, is being sold by the Binghamton-based Baden Powell Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

The state Parks, Recreation and Historic Department has agreed to buy the property, but wants the towns of Covert and Ulysses, and the village of Trumansburg, to operate and maintain the property as a public recreation site.

Supervisors will now set up a meeting with the Tompkins County municipalities to discuss Seneca County taking control of the 130- acre camp.

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