Canal Clear Cut

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Clear Cut LogoThe Erie Canal flows through the Town of Perinton, as well as neighboring towns, and contributes to the rich natural diversity of our area. 

A vegetation management project for embankment maintenance, with clear-cutting plans for certain areas, has been undertaken by the New York State Power Authority and Canal Corporation.    

A lawsuit was filed by the towns of Perinton, Pittsford & Brighton against both the NY Power Authority and the Canal Corporation.

Recent milestones are listed below, with applicable links:

March 8, 2018:  Acting State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Barrett ruled in favor of the towns of Pittsford, Perinton & Brighton in the suit they brought against the NY Power Authority & the Canal Corporation. 

     Click here for Decision 

February 9, 2018:  Temporary Restraining Order Granted by Supreme Court Justice Daniel Barrett (that the Towns of Pittsford, Brighton & Perinton requested). This enjoins & restrains the Power Authority & the Canal Corporation from taking any steps or actions to remove vegetation from the Canal embankments, pending the hearing & determination of the case.

February 6, 2018:  Perinton, Pittsford & Brighton file suit against NY State Power Authority

     Click here for Petition filed in Court

     Click here for Memorandum of Law filed with the Petition

 

    

 


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