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July 11, 2013

Keeseville adopts dissolution plan

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No changes were made to the plan after the two public hearings in June, village officials said, nor were any requested by members of the public who attended.

PETITION EXPECTED

Outside the meeting, Holderman said the dissolution plan itself is now subject to a permissive referendum.

“Once the plan is adopted, it opens a 45-day window for a petition on the plan. If we get a valid petition, it goes to a vote. If the vote is opposed, the village doesn’t dissolve.”

The petition requires the signatures of 25 percent of Keeseville’s registered voters. Keeseville has about 955 registered voters out of 1,800 residents, so a petition with about 256 valid signatures would be necessary to hold a public vote on the plan.

Holderman said he believes a petition will be filed within the 45-day window.

“I think it’s 99.9 percent certain we’ll get a petition,” he said.

READ THE PLAN

Village Clerk Lynn Hathaway said the public can come to the Village Office and view the plan, and it can also be downloaded from: keeseville.ning.com.

Email Lohr McKinstry:lmckinstry@pressrepublican.com

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