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Dissolution hearing set in Port Henry

PORT HENRY - A final public hearing on the proposed dissolution of Port Henry will be held Thursday, Feb. 11.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Port Henry Knights of Columbus at 4253 Main St.

Village trustees will present the final dissolution plan to the public. The public will then be given the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts, opinions and input.

Immediately following the public hearing, the board will hold a special meeting to adopt a resolution placing dissolution on the village election ballot.

That vote will be Tuesday, March 16. At that time registered voters of the village will decide on the future existence of Port Henry.

A joint village/town dissolution steering committee has been conducting a dissolution study since the early fall of 2009 with assistance from the study consultant, the Rochester-based Center for Governmental Research (CGR). The study is funded through a state grant.

After several committee meetings, public meetings and a public hearing, the steering committee submitted the final dissolution plan to the village board Dec. 22. The board reviewed the final dissolution plan and formally adopted the plan by resolution at the Jan. 14 board meeting.

All information regarding the dissolution study, including the final dissolution plan, may be obtained at www.cgr.org/porthenry or at the village office located at 4303 Main St.

The dissolution study committee included village representatives Mayor Ernest Guerin, Trustee James Hughes, Walt Wojewodzic and Joseph Celotti along with town of Moriah representatives Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava, Councilman Richard Carpenter, Charlie Bryant and John Boyea.

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