Seneca Falls eminent domain public hearing set for March 22

SENECA FALLS — 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 wants to install a new, larger capacity sewer line from the Kingdom Road pump station east along the Cayuga- Seneca Canal into the former village of Seneca Falls at West Bayard Street.

The Finger Lakes Times