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Seneca County will begin inspecting private septic systems after supervisors adopt new local law

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors approved a local law mandating inspections of private septic systems within 250 feet of lakes and canals. The law applies to properties being sold that have septic systems now. It’s the Seneca County Watershed Protection Law ... MORE
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WATCH: Seneca County Board of Supervisors October Meeting at Three Bears (webcast)

Live presentation of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors October 2021 Meeting at Three Bears Courthouse in Ovid. The meeting is scheduled to begin shortly before 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. ... MORE
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Seneca County votes against mask mandate despite public health director’s plea

This week the Seneca County Board of Supervisors said no to a mask mandate, despite COVID-19 cases rising over the last several weeks. Public Health Director Vickie Swinehart recommended to the Board that face coverings or masks be mandated for all employees ... MORE
Seneca County Health Director Vickie Swinehart leaving post in October

Seneca County Health Director Vickie Swinehart leaving post in October

Public health workers throughout the U.S. have been tested over the last 17 months. As the nation’s healthcare system was pushed to its limits during the peak of the COVID-19 public health crisis in 2020- public health workers filled the unintended void- ... MORE
Supervisors debate what to do about demolished Cayuga Nation properties after hopes of foreclosure dashed by court ruling

Supervisors debate what to do about demolished Cayuga Nation properties after hopes of foreclosure dashed by court ruling

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors waited in anticipation for a presentation about the current Cayuga Nation taxation situation from Frank Sinicropi, the county’s treasurer — but the latest breaking development wasn’t ever publicly acknowledged by the time the session started on ... MORE
Mary Anne Kowalski appointed to Seneca County IDA board

Following appointment, Seneca County IDA leaders blast board’s decision to ‘circumvent’ public process

At its regular meeting for the month of May on Tuesday the Seneca County Board of Supervisors moved to overwhelmingly choose the next member of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency board. A vacancy had become a point of contention among the ... MORE
Former Seneca County manager’s next court appearance scheduled for March 17

Former Seneca County manager’s next court appearance scheduled for March 17

Former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard is scheduled to appear in Waterloo Village Court on March 17 at 6 p.m. The appearance will be for pre-trial motions on a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct. He’s accused of improperly acting to discipline Seneca ... MORE
Varick Supervisor Robert Hayssen chosen to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2021 (video)

Varick Supervisor Robert Hayssen chosen to lead Seneca County Board of Supervisors in 2021 (video)

There was no debate during the Seneca County Board of Supervisors reorganizational meeting, but Varick Supervisor Robert Hayssen secured another term as Chair during its annual reorganizational meeting. Waterloo Supervisor Don Trout also received a nomination. The final vote would be 471-274 ... MORE
Seneca County hires former acting attorney general in Bush administration to handle Cayuga Nation case

Seneca County hires former acting attorney general in Bush administration to handle Cayuga Nation case

Seneca County has hired a Washington D.C.-area lawyer for a possible Supreme Court case. Paul Clement, former U.S. Attorney General and Solicitor General will file a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States, asking it to hear an appeal of ... MORE
Supervisor opposes COVID screening for Seneca County employees, says it’s ‘too restrictive’

Supervisor opposes COVID screening for Seneca County employees, says it’s ‘too restrictive’

Pre-duty screenings will be standard for all Seneca County employees before starting work each day. It didn’t come easy, but the Seneca County Board of Supervisors utilized a ‘Rule 29’ proceeding to bypass committee – where two supervisors voted against the measure ... MORE
How many COVID complaints have corporations received in Seneca County? Supervisors to evaluate response policy

How many COVID-19 complaints have stores like Walmart, Lowes, and Dollar General received in Seneca County?

This week the Seneca County Board of Supervisors looked at its process for fielding complaints about COVID-19 mandates issued by the state, as well as the way small businesses are dealt with compared to corporations like Walmart. It started with Tom Murray, ... MORE
Migrant housing at former Hillside campus? Relationship between supervisors, IDA still sour in Seneca County

Migrant housing at former Hillside campus? Relationship between supervisors, IDA still sour in Seneca County

Are there plans in the works to house migrant workers at the former Hillside campus in the town of Varick? That was the new piece of information that came out during Tuesday’s meeting of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors. The apparent ... MORE
WATCH: Seneca County Board of Supervisors holds December meeting (video)

WATCH: Seneca County Board of Supervisors holds December meeting (video)

On Tuesday at 6 p.m. the Seneca County Board of Supervisors will hold their regularly scheduled meeting for the month of December. You can watch it live below in the video window or click here if you have trouble loading the video ... MORE
Swinehart: Seneca County has more COVID cases in November than rest of pandemic combined

Swinehart: Seneca County has more COVID cases in November than rest of pandemic combined

Seneca County Public Health Director Vickie Swinehart took a more direct, blunt tone with the community-at-large at the Board of Supervisors’ monthly committee meetings. The Health and Human Services Committee met for the sole purpose of receiving an update from Swinehart on ... MORE
Swinehart’s COVID message to Seneca County: “We’re going the wrong direction”

Swinehart’s COVID message to Seneca County: “We’re going the wrong direction”

Vickie Swinehart at the Board of Supervisors Meeting held in March, before COVID restrictions went into effect. Photo by Greg Cotterill, of Finger Lakes News Radio. Things are not going the right direction in Seneca County. Public Health Director Vickie Swinehart addressed ... MORE