If you currently live or are thinking of living in West Seneca, you may know about the 2 controversial ordinances implemented last November. However, you may not know that the Town Board bowed to public and Realtor pressure last month when they overturned these ordinances.
- The law, which called for replacement of the sewer line lateral for all homes built prior to 1980 has been removed from the Town's code and is no longer applicable.
- The ordinance which called for the redirection of downspouts and sump pumps, and removal of basement and garage drains has been rewritten so that incapacitating any non-sanitary connection which leads to a public sanitary sewer is acceptable. This allows property owners to redirect water flow, or plug drain openings rather than requiring them to dig up their basements and garages.
- The requirement to for a certificate of occupancy to be obtained prior to transfer of ownership has been rescinded.
This is a victory for home owners that will now be eased these extra burdens upon the purchase or sale of their home.