Governance and Service Options - Village and Town of Malone

Nearly 60% of the 10,000 residents in NY’s Town of Malone reside in the Village of Malone, located in Franklin County near the Canadian border. At village request, a study committee examined dissolving the village and outlined alternatives to dissolution. If the impact of an estimated $750,000 state incentive for consolidating is factored in, the committee found dissolution could result in an 18% reduction in tax rates for village residents and an 8% reduction for town-outside-village (TOV) residents. Without the incentive, the village would see an estimated 10% reduction and the TOV a 17% increase.

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Report Date: Jul 2012
Author(s): Kent Gardner , Jill Symonds , Ana Liss
Subject(s): Shared Services/Consolidation , Government Management
Location: Franklin, New York