County to consider offer March 18

The county legislature’s Government Operations Committee will again consider the purchase offer made for the 25.5 acres of woodland at Indian Creek at its meeting Friday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in the legislative chambers.

The committee considered the proposal in executive session at its meeting Feb. 3, but took no action. A committee meeting originally set for March 2 was postponed until this Friday.

On Jan. 15, eight ICNA members presented a letter of intent with an offer to purchase the woods and wetlands at Indian Creek for the purpose of preserving its natural state as a haven for wildlife, a diverse ecological mix of woods, creek and wetlands, a source of oxygen/clean air, and a buffer against downstream erosion and degradation.

Committee members are Dan Klein, chair; Will Burbank, vice chair, and members Dooley Kiefer, Rich John and Carol Chock.

Please contact committee members this week and urge them to base their decision on the widespread community support ICNA has received, with a focus on their important role in environmental stewardship. A short-term decision based only on financial concerns will destroy quality of life and imperil the Cayuga Lake watershed.

Government Operations Committee
Friday, March 18, 3 p.m.
Legislative Chambers, Tompkins Building, 121 E. Court St.

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