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Ontario County gives engineer more time to solve landfill stench

Engineers that Ontario County hired to tackle odor problems at the county landfill have another year to work on it.

The county Board of Supervisors on Thursday extended its one-year contract with SCS Engineers to Dec. 31, 2020. The extension comes at no additional cost to the county.

“We have to keep them on it,” said Geneva City Supervisor Lou Guard, who sits on the county Planning and Environmental Quality Committee overseeing landfill matters.

Despite improvements, “I don’t think we are there yet,” said Guard, who has pushed for more aggressive measures to prevent landfill stench that mushroomed last fall after a landfill expansion broke ground.

“We are still concerned about issues with odor,” said Canadice Town Supervisor Kris Singer, who chairs the committee. The extension will allow for additional infrastructure at the landfill and the chance to confer with the engineers about their testing and findings, Singer said.

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