Memorial park may be built at site of fatal Seneca County fire


A memorial park may be built on the site of the Romulus apartment house where a former Lodi

man killed his wife and four children.

That was one option county officials discussed Wednesday when they met about how to proceed with razing the

burned-out building at 5692 Main St

The county owns what many now call the "Parsons House," which it acquired through non-payment of taxes by

the former owner. It has remained standing in case Parsons was granted a new trial. His last option was

exhausted in late August when the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in Rochester refused to hear his


The town has been awarded a $23,600 Restore NY grant to demolish the house, and Kaiser wanted to know how

the town should proceed given that the county owns the house.

County Attorney Steven Getman suggested that the county convey the property to the town.

"I don't think anybody here disagrees that the goal is to remove the reminders of that tragedy," he said. "I think the

rehabilitation of that property is important."

Getman said it could be sold with the condition that it be used as a public park, and if it's not maintained as such

ownership would revert to the county.

"That would be acceptable to the Town Board," Kaiser said.

Getman said it could also be sold to a private individual to rehab into housing.

"The quicker we start, the quicker we can get rid of that eyesore," Getman said.


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