Village of Norwood Dissolution Study, Plan and Alternatives

The Village of Norwood, located in NY’s St. Lawrence County, is partially in the Town of Norfolk and partially in the Town of Potsdam. The Town of Potsdam also includes the Village of Potsdam. Driven by a desire for greater autonomy and concerns about the impact on Norwood taxpayers if dissolution of the Village of Potsdam occurs in the future, the Norwood village board engaged CGR in 2012 to assess a range of options for the future of its own village. CGR’s analysis covered 3 primary options: village dissolution, shared services, and creating a new town.

Report Date: Dec 2012
Author(s): Kent Gardner , Jill Symonds , Jill Symonds
Subject(s): Government Management , Shared Services/Consolidation
Location: St. Lawrence, New York