The Village of Wolcott is facing a contentious decision on whether to dissolve the village.
A petition for dissolution has sparked diverse opinions among residents, with a recent village meeting providing a platform for these views. The LaBerge Group, a private auditing firm, attended the meeting to assess the impact of dissolving the village, which currently offers essential services like water, sewer, police, and more.
Wolcott’s Mayor Christopher Henner highlighted the efficiency of the village in providing necessary infrastructure, contrasting it with the structure of the surrounding towns. He emphasized the potential job loss for 13 employees and the need to restructure services if dissolution occurs.
Residents are divided: Some see dissolution as a way to reduce tax burdens, while others wish to preserve the village’s historical and familial significance.
The future of Wolcott hangs in the balance, with the LaBerge Group scheduled to present their findings at a meeting before the official vote on March 12. This decision could significantly impact the village’s residents and their connection to the area’s history and community services.
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