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January 22, 2013

Keeseville voters will decide their future today

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He said the loss of services, including the police force and Village Court, support his stand.

Others, including Mayor Gregory Martin, point to costs that villagers would pay regardless of dissolution, including the debt for the water system. And they say water and sewer rates have remained steady in recent years and don't know whether that would be maintained should the Town of Champlain take over operation of the infrastructure.

A yes vote on March 19 would mean the village has to conduct a study on the issue. Once complete, dissolution would be subject to permissive referendum, meaning a petition with enough signatures would bring the issue to public vote again.

News Editor Suzanne Moore contributed to this report.

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