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What’s on the agenda? Seneca County Board of Supervisors to hold July meeting tonight (video)

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The Seneca County Board of Supervisors will convene tonight for a regular board meeting at the Seneca County Office Building. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM, will cover several critical topics impacting the community.

Public Hearings

Three public hearings are set to precede the regular meeting. The board will first consider adopting Local Law “3” of 2024, which aims to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law §3-C for the fiscal year 2025. This move is intended to address rising county expenditures, including unfunded mandates imposed by the state, which exceed the current tax cap.

The second hearing will address proposed changes in water rates for Seneca County Water District No. 1. These adjustments reflect increased costs passed down from the Village of Waterloo, affecting both in-district and out-of-district consumers. The new rates, effective from the third quarter of 2024, include a significant rise in the per-gallon charge.

The third public hearing will focus on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded Verona Village Renovation Project. This second hearing aims to gather public input on the proposed renovations designed to enhance community facilities.

Recognitions and Presentations

The meeting will feature the Brightest Star Awards, recognizing students who consistently demonstrate the “5 Points of Light”: academics, involvement in school or community activities, responsibility, respect, and compassion. The honorees include Blake Lott from Seneca Falls Middle School, Elana Michael from South Seneca Middle School, Marina Rokosz from Romulus Central School, and Thomas Wellin from South Seneca Middle School.

Key Resolutions and Motions

Several significant resolutions and motions will be presented for approval:

  1. Override of Tax Levy Limit: The board will vote on adopting Local Law “3” of 2024 to override the tax levy limit for the fiscal year 2025, allowing the county to adopt a budget that exceeds the current cap.
  2. Water Quality Improvement Projects (WQIP) Grants: Two resolutions authorize the submission of New York State Consolidated Funding Application grants for improvements to Seneca County Sewer Districts No. 1 (Willard Wastewater Treatment Plant) and No. 2 (Five Points Wastewater Treatment Plant).
  3. Purchase of Wireless Lapel Microphones: The board will consider appropriating $12,679.05 from the Information Technology Reserve Fund to enhance audio clarity during board and committee meetings by purchasing 16 wireless lapel microphones.
  4. Brightest Star Award Recognition: The board will recognize four middle school students for their exemplary qualities in academics, responsibility, and community involvement.
  5. TruNarc Device Purchase: The board will authorize the purchase of a TruNarc device for the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office to enhance narcotics detection capabilities, funded by Opioid Settlement Funds.

The meeting will be streamed on the County’s YouTube channel here.