BATH – Steuben County legislators will be asked Monday to approve additional funding for a study on algae blooms in the Keuka Lake watershed.
The study is in the second year of a three-year project through the Keuka Lake Association (KLA) to sample key streams for pollutants and develop a nine-point plan to prevent the harmful blooms in the lake and surrounding bodies of water.
Once completed, the plan will allow the KLA to be eligible for funds from the Environmental Protection Agency to better deal with the algae blooms.
The cost of the $5,200 study will be split between Steuben and Yates counties, with Steuben's $2,600 share paid through the county Economic Development Fund.
Other agenda items before the county Legislature when it meets at 10 a.m. Monday include:
* Accepting state Extreme Winter Recovery Funding for use in county road repair and maintenance work.
* Consideration of a class action lawsuit regarding alleged misconduct related to specific generic drugs.
* Agreeing with the required New York State Department of Environmental Conservation review of the closed landfill in Wayland.