GENESEO — The first part of a mandatory archaeological dig says that the Village’s wastewater treatment project is at no risk of disturbing ancient burial sites.
The first phase of the archaeological investigation was hand digging. The report from this dig will determine if further digs are necessary.
“Verbally right now they are saying they really didn’t find anything with their hands,” said Bill Davis with MRB Group, the Village’s engineers. “So fingers crossed we will be able to stop there.”
Depending on the results of the report, the village may still have to do deeper trench digging to look for signs of human remains or ancient Native American burial sites.
Geneseo is hoping to receive a water infrastructure improvement grant which would partially fund the project.
“What we are really looking for is a grant possibility through the water quality improvement plant,” said Davis. “We are still waiting to see where we stand on that grant.”