New York State Exposed: West Seneca passes resolution to look into group homes

Posted at: 04/09/2014 10:50 PM
Updated at: 04/10/2014 8:51 AM

We told you earlier this year about the state moving sex offenders from the Monroe Developmental Center, into group homes right in the middle of neighborhoods.

Several of those people were moved to West Seneca.

This week, the town near Buffalo, passed a resolution asking the state to review those policies.

West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan says instead of living in those group homes, the men should be moved into a state-owned building. 

Meegan says that building is available right now and would be more secure, but that solution might only be temporary.

"They will probably be out of that facility and moved to another town. See that's where we have a problem. Moving the problem isn't solving it. The problem is to be addressed. There is a facility there that can house them in the highest form of security that would give the peace of mind to not just the residents in our town, we're neighbors to all these municipalities. We all have a responsibility here," said Meegan.

One local senator says he's looking into legislation and plans to have discussions in Albany and in his district soon.