Cattaraugus County Legislature Sends Letter To Cuomo
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CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, N.Y. — The Cattaraugus County Legislature joins the fight to get the I-86 construction project under way.
The battle between the state and the Seneca Nation has put the nearly $30 million project on hold.
According to the Senecas, state officials said in May they were not going to follow the Tribal Employment Rights Office rules. The Senecas say no road work can take place unless the rules are followed.
The Cattaraugus County Legislature wrote a letter June 20th to Governor Cuomo urging him to resolve the issue and continue the project as scheduled for the safety of travelers.
"Both sides need to sit down at the table and say look, let's you know, let's agree to, let's get this fixed. The peoples' welfare is at hand," said Norman Marsh, (R), Legislature chairman.
The Senecas say they've asked the federal government for the money to handle the project themselves.
YNN reached out to the governor's office for a response but has not heard back.