Town, village to talk consolidation

 

A first step towards consolidation talks?

The town and village of Whitehall have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7:15 p.m. to discuss the topic. The meeting will be held at the town recreation center.

“This is a joint meeting of the village and town boards to discuss the future of where the village and town may be headed,” said town supervisor Vernon Scribner.

At the center of the Dec. 3 meeting will be the discussion on the former Garden Time and Off-Track Betting location on Route 4, which borders the village limits within the town.

“We have the possibility of moving to the old Garden Time spot,” said Scribner. “I hope that we can come to this meeting and work together as to how we are going to move forward with this. Are we going to purchase the site? Are we going to move in together with certain departments?”

At the last town board meeting, councilman David Hollister said that there could be a possibility that the village could annex the property, allowing for the municipality to move the police department headquarters in along with the town offices.

“Any talk of us moving in there with the town will probably happen at the Dec. 3 meeting,” said village mayor Patricia Norton. “I hope that the two boards can go there and put their heads together and come up with some solutions to try and save the taxpayers money.”

Scribner said that there is a chance that other topics concerning the possibility of consolidating services could be discussed at the Dec. 3 meeting.

“I believe other things will be brought up,” said Scribner. “The town does not have much say as far as the matter of full consolidation, that would be something the village would have to move on. But there are things to look into like ways to consolidate the highway departments and ways to work together more.”

“We are going to look at ways of consolidating some services,” said Norton.

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