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Yates County Legislature votes 8-5 opposing Seneca Meadows Landfill extension

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In an 8 to 5 vote on Monday, the Yates County legislature passed a resolution opposing the extension of the Seneca Meadows Landfill’s operation and plans to increase its height by 70 feet. District One Legislator Douglas Paddock voiced concerns about the resolution’s lack of clarity and potential costs.


“The resolution does not call for closing the landfill, and the DEC’s decision will be based on a detailed analysis,” Paddock said. District One Legislator Patrick Killen opposed the resolution, citing the lack of viable waste disposal alternatives.

District Four Legislator William Holgate, who introduced the resolution, highlighted that the landfill’s current lease expires in 2025 and emphasized the community’s desire to avoid extending the landfill’s operations. The resolution was supported by Leigh Mackerchar, Nonie Flynn, Daniel Banach, William Holgate, Jesse Jayne, George Lawson, and Richard Willson. Those opposed included Paddock, Richard Harper, Patrick Killen, Leslie Church, and Edward Bronson.