On Dec. 6, 2011, voters in the Village of Altmar approved an elector-initiated dissolution plan by a vote of 54 to 50. As a result, Altmar is the first village in NY to approve dissolution under a state law that took effect in March 2010. The village will be abolished effective June 1, 2013. The December vote was the second of two votes regarding dissolution held in Altmar in a 13-month period. The first vote on whether to approve dissolving the village passed 80-74, and set in motion the development of a dissolution plan.