Seneca Falls eminent domain public hearing set for March 22

“Should the Town Board initiate eminent domain proceedings to gain access to the Ludovico Sculpture Trail for a new sewer line?

That question will be explored at a public hearing scheduled for March 22 at the Community Center.

Eminent domain is a legal process by which a governmental entity can obtain control over privately owned land, if it can prove the public good will be served and if fair compensation is paid.

The sculpture trail is privately owned and runs for 1.7 miles along the south side of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.

The town, in following the state’s eminent domain procedure law, will conduct the hearing to inform the public and review the public use, benefits and purpose of the town’s potential acquisition of the trail by eminent domain or negotiated purchase as part of the sanitary sewer improvement project.”
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Shaw, David. Finger Lake Times 8 March 2018.