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Consolidation talks between town, village set to begin

January 15, 2013

Consolidation with the town of Pomfret came up at Monday’s meeting of the Fredonia Village Board of Trustee....

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localresident

Jan-15-13 6:52 PM

Have, I'm not saying do nothing at all. I can only hope both governments have researched previous instances and how they were done so they can find the best way to merge. I'm worried they'll just shoot from the hip, and subsequently, everyone in the foot.

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HaveANiceDay

Jan-15-13 1:33 PM

local, so we should do nothing???? Continue what we've always done???

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localresident

Jan-15-13 11:04 AM

At least, when done properly, it does reduce layers of government, but I have absolutely zero faith in that happening in this case. I hope it does happen, but it will be too easy for them to eff this up royally so their buddies stay in place.

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localresident

Jan-15-13 11:02 AM

Have, because the greed/sloth/ineptitude of the "leaders" throughout NY, I don't think taxes will reduce one red cent. Consolidation will only, at the surface, reduce a layer of government. Supposedly.

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HaveANiceDay

Jan-15-13 9:34 AM

1 county school district 1 county police force 1 county DPW

This is how they do it down south and they pay peanuts in property taxes compared to us. I've lived in both. Trust me on this one.

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PhilJulian

Jan-15-13 9:10 AM

This is a small step in the right direction. Consolidation should include all 27 towns, 15 villages, 2 cities and 18 school ditricts into one operation centralized at the county level.

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localresident

Jan-15-13 9:05 AM

Not only that, Commentor, but a Village attorney that is a part-time employee, but gets full medical coverage, and is a department head. A part-time department head? Somebody tell me there's no cronyism there. If they do consolidate, throw out all of the people in office now, and start with new ones.

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Marcia

Jan-15-13 8:33 AM

I totally agree the town should be taken over by the village. If it can be done by changing the lines, then do it. I'm sure Kevin Gaughan can give them some good advise. He is an exert in this field.

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Marcia

Jan-15-13 8:33 AM

I totally agree the town should be taken over by the village. If it can be done by changing the lines, then do it. I'm sure Kevin Gaughan can give them some good advise. He is an exert in this field.

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judeye

Jan-15-13 7:23 AM

I have never understood the difference between the town of Pomfret and the Village. I clearly live in the Village. Yet my friends who live up the hill are considered in the town of Pomfret.

I support a consolidation. Unless someone has a good reason to keep them separate. Hope the meetings begin. Agree with the mayor..anything to save us money must be considered.

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commentor

Jan-15-13 6:45 AM

It's about time. Hiring a lawyer for business at the fire hall? What's wrong with the Village attorney. They are always hiring lawyers for this or that. What exactly do we pay a Village attorney for??

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