Keeseville Mayor Dale Holderman.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued The petition for referendum will require a larger initial push, requiring 25 percent of registered voters to sign the petition, rather than the 10 percent needed for the first vote.
Holderman said that he wanted a petition to come forward, which allows the dissolution plan to come under permissive referendum.
“The reason we wanted a petition to come in is because it gives the residents a chance for a second vote,” Holderman said. “It was never our intent not to have a vote. We wanted to give them the chance to have the total say.”
Holderman, who has stated his opposition to dissolution, said that he was happy that the dissolution committee process was coming to an end and that he felt it was an important part of the process.
“If we had not had this jump, we would have been in trouble,” Holderman said.