Seneca County, New York Considering Creation of Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank
Updated 2/26: On February 25, the Finger Lake Times published an article titled Waterloo Town Board backs effort to establish FL Land Bank.
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Updated 2/13: On February 12, the Finger Lake Times published an article titled Seneca County land bank planning moves forward.
Updated 1/30: On January 29, the Finger Lake Times published an article titled Seneca County supervisors committee OKs next step for land bank.
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On January 26, the Finger Lake Times published an article titled Seneca supervisors committee to consider land bank creation.
Seneca supervisors committee to consider land bank creation
WATERLOO — Under discussion for several months, the idea of creating a Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank will be considered Tuesday by the Planning, Development, Agriculture & Tourism Committee of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors.
The committee will consider a motion to apply to the Empire State Development Corp. for the formation of the land bank.
The move would require resolutions passed by the full Board of Supervisors to:
- Establish the land bank corporation.
- Establish the initial membership and terms of the land bank’s board of directors.
- Approval of the articles of incorporation for the land bank.
- Authorization of the Supervisors’ board chairman to sign and submit documentation necessary to establish the land bank.
- Authorization for the chairman to apply for state grant funding to support the operation of the land bank.
The bank is intended to help counties get properties that are delinquent in taxes or have environmental issues remediated, sold and back on the tax rolls.
Several other area counties also may join in forming the land bank.
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