SENECA FALLS — Oral arguments in the Article 78 proceeding involving Seneca Meadows Inc. and the town of Seneca Falls over Local Law 3 of 2016 will not happen Tuesday.
State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle of Rochester postponed the arguments until 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Seneca County Courthouse in Waterloo.
The landfill is suing the Town Board and the town over the local law, which requires Seneca Meadows to close by Dec. 31, 2025, and prohibits the establishment of new solid-waste facilities in the town.
The lawsuit claims the town violated the State Environmental Quality Review process and the landfill’s due-process rights, and allowed a former board member, the late Annette Lutz, to unduly influence the process as someone with bias against the landfill.
The attorney for the town, David Hou of Boylan Code in Rochester, and Douglas Zamelis, the attorney for intervenors Dixie Lemmon and Concerned Citizens of Seneca County, have filed a memorandum of law disputing those claims and have asked Doyle to dismiss the lawsuit.
SMI’s state operating permit and its Host Community Agreement with the town both expire Dec. 31, 2025.