Thursday, September 29, 2011

New York Town Extends Landfill Moratorium

Finger Lakes Times:
The [Ovid] Town Board has extended its moratorium on new landfills or monofills for another year.

The board imposed the initial, one-year moratorium in May 2010. At its September meeting, the board renewed the moratorium for another year.

Town officials said the moratorium is designed to allow the town and planning boards additional time to study the potential impact of landfills and monofills on groundwater and agriculture and other quality-of-life factors.

Town Attorney Steven Getman, the Seneca County Planning Department, the town Planning Board and Supervisor Walt Prouty, researched and drafted the town’s moratorium.