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Seneca County has $6.6M in American Rescue Plan money coming: What plans are in the works for it?

Seneca County has .6M in American Rescue Plan money coming: What plans are in the works for it?
Seneca County has millions coming from the federal government via the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law over a year ago. The county has spent less than $800,000 of that money thus far, according ... more
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Supervisors seek NYSAC support to equalize for unpaid Cayuga Nation taxes

Supervisors consider bonuses for 400+ county employees in Seneca
Supervisor Bob Shipley called on the Seneca County Board of Supervisors to pass two resolutions under Rule 29 of the Rules of Order regarding the Cayuga Nation and Indian Affairs at Tuesday night's board meeting ... more
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Five supervisors sign letter denouncing white supremacy meme

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The Seneca County Board Of Supervisors have taken the closest thing to official action since a meme posted to Waterloo Town Supervisor Don Trout's Facebook page prompted calls for his resignation. Supervisors Michael Ferrara (Seneca ... more
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Cayuga Nation writes letter to AG James, calls Seneca County actions racist

Cayuga Nation says ‘violent extremists’ are detonating homemade explosives around Seneca Falls
The Cayuga Nation has responded after the Seneca County Board Of Supervisors requested a special prosecutor for the criminal case involving Charles Bowman, a Fayette resident, and investigation into the Cayuga Nation Police Department. The ... more
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Seneca County given approval to modify allocation of occupancy tax to fund tourism related infrastructure projects

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This week, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) giving one local county the ability to modify the allocation of occupancy tax collected. Earlier this year, the State Legislature ... more
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Seneca County will begin inspecting private septic systems after supervisors adopt new local law

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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 ... more
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WATCH: Seneca County Board of Supervisors October Meeting at Three Bears (webcast)

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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

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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 ... more
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Seneca County Health Director Vickie Swinehart leaving post in October

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

Mary Anne Kowalski appointed to Seneca County IDA board
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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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 ... more
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Seneca County hires former acting attorney general in Bush administration to handle Cayuga Nation case

Supervisors consider bonuses for 400+ county employees in Seneca
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, ... more
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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 - ... more
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How many COVID-19 complaints have stores like Walmart, Lowes, and Dollar General received in Seneca County?

How many COVID complaints have corporations received in Seneca County? Supervisors to evaluate response policy
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 ... more
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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 ... more
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WATCH: Seneca County Board of Supervisors holds December meeting (video)

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