Village of Seneca Falls Dissolution Plan: Final Report on Dissolution and Alternatives to Dissolution for the Village of Seneca Falls

The Village and Town of Seneca Falls NY initially engaged CGR to assess ways to achieve a major goal: reduce the cost of government to help stimulate economic growth in the community. CGR found, in a 2008 study, that consolidating the governments would offer potential for major savings for village taxpayers. Subsequently CGR was engaged to serve as consultant to a village dissolution study committee. The committee’s final report, delivered to the village in late 2009, presented a dissolution plan, alternatives to dissolution, and financial and service impacts. In March 2010, voters in the village, which has a population of about 6,700, voted 1,142 to 1,037 in favor of dissolution. When dissolution takes effect at the end of 2011, Seneca Falls will be the largest village in the state to dissolve.

Report Date: Nov 2009
Author(s): Charles Zettek , Scott Sittig
Subject(s): Government Management , Shared Services/Consolidation
Location: Seneca, New York