No action from state on Scajaquada

In July, Cheektowaga officials submitted to state regulators their $50 million workplan to address sewer overflows, which continue to pollute the Scajaquada Creek.

More than two months later, the Department of Environmental Conservation still hasn’t responded to the town. This is déjà vu for Cheektowaga officials, who had their original plan rejected by the DEC in 2010. Time stood still for four years while the DEC failed to force the issue, until we reported on the deadlock in July 2014.

On Monday, Senator Tim Kennedy joined town officials Monday to urge the DEC to expedite the review so that the town can move forward with financing more projects.