In an update to a story published by FingerLakes1.com over the weekend, Seneca Falls Town Supervisor Greg Lazzaro says that a secondary site for the Public Hearing scheduled for March 6th has been secured.
The need for a second location was debated last week, as a vendor dispute led to Fire Marshal’s limiting the ‘maximum capacity’ of the Town Courtroom, where monthly board meetings are held.
While the meeting will still take place at the Seneca Falls Town Offices inside that courtroom, Lazzaro says that a secondary location has been selected, and if necessary will be utilized. “We’ll go to the Seneca Falls Community Center if it appears there will be more than 49 people present at the session,” he explained on Monday.
Lazzaro says the change is consistent with legal requirements associated with meetings and public hearings.
“We consulted with two attorneys on this matter, and this was the best way forward,” he explained over the weekend. While residents won’t have to sign up to speak at the March 6th public hearing, Lazzaro conceded that a large crowd was possible.
The hearing will be on the proposed eminent domain claim by the Town of Seneca Falls, to lay a sewer line along the Ludovico Sculpture Trail.
“We’ll begin the meeting at the Seneca Falls Municipal Building and if it appears as though there will be more than 49 people present we’ll recess the meeting and resume at the community center,” Lazzaro added.
The Public Hearing is set to be held during the Town’s regularly scheduled board meeting.