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90% of Middleburgh Dissolution Costs Covered by NY State Grant

Written By Editor on 1/14/14 | 1/14/14

Although Village of Middleburgh residents voted overwhelmingly against dissolving their historic municipality eleven months ago, there still remained one hiccup due to the voter initiated proposition: the nearly $2,200 bill the controversial referendum cost the small village's taxpayers.
 
A bill local residents no longer have to worry about.
 
Shortly after the proposition failed, Village Board members applied for a New York State grant to cover the costs of the voter initiated dissolution vote. On December 24th they received word from the Citizens Re-Organization Empowerment Grant program informing them that their request had been approved at 90%. $1,993 is being reimbursed.
 
The initiative to dissolve the Village of Middleburgh into the Town was the brainchild of former Village Mayor Gary Hayes, who argued that doing so would decrease the taxpayers burden and promote efficiently of local government. Only 71 residents agreed.
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