At approximately 11:00 a.m. today, Town of Lancaster officials were notified of discoloration at the beginning of Scajaquada Creek, originating at Walden Avenue near Cemetery Road.
After investigation, it was determined a red dye used to color mulch leached out of its facilities and found its way into the drainage system that discharges into Scajaquada Creek.
Notification was immediately made to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials and all downstream municipalities. Material Safety Data Sheets reveal the color dye is non-toxic and not harmful to humans, fish and wildlife.
For street light outages in the Town of Lancaster, please notify the Supervisor’s Office at 683-1610. We will report the outage to NYSEG, via NYSEG’s online reporting system. NYSEG is responsible for checking all reported outages.
Residents may also report a street light outage online to NYSEG using the following link:
The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), Public Officers’ Law Article 6, provides that all records are accessible, except records or portions of records that fall within one of the nine categories of deniable records. Further information is available by contacting the Town Clerk. Requests must be submitted to the Town Clerk in writing.
Regarding Leaf Pick-up. Please be patient as the Highway Department has 40 square miles to cover. We have four to five Leafers out daily. Unfortunately not all residents put their leaves out at the same time and our crews go street by street throughout the Town until the entire Town has been covered. We are unable to take requests for leaves as each leafer has a route they follow to cover all residents in the Town. Please note we will continue our routes as long as weather permits.