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Doyle’s decision on Local Law 3 in Seneca Falls will be appealed: What happens next in process?

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A recent court ruling favoring Seneca Meadows Inc., the operator of New York’s largest landfill, is set to be appealed by Concerned Citizens of Seneca County, Waterloo Container, and property owner Dixie Lemmon.


Doug Zamelis, their attorney, expressed disagreement with State Supreme Court Justice Dan Doyle’s decision, which determined that the 2016 Seneca Falls Town Board failed to fully assess the environmental impacts of Local Law 3-2016.

This legislation would have necessitated the closure of Seneca Meadows’ landfill by December 2025 and prohibited new waste-management facilities in the town.

The case’s future lies in the Fourth Department Appellate Division, where a panel of five Supreme Court justices will review the appeal. Meanwhile, the landfill’s application for an expansion permit is progressing, with the review of public comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement underway.