At one of the Dissolution Study Committee meetings, a statement was made asking how the towns plan on handling over 800 new people. The fact is that these residents have always been here. It’s not like they will be moving here. Should the dissolution occur the services that are provided now will be provided then with the exception of garbage pick-up, but if you look at it the village residents are paying for that service because they buy stickers for their bags and what expenses that aren't covered by the revenues from the stickers are included in the budget that all village taxpayers pay even if you don't use this service. The towns do provide transfer stations for trash and recyclables, there is no curb side pickup, but there are several haulers in the area that do pick up trash.
I can assure the residents of the village of Keeseville, just as I have with the residents of the town of Chesterfield that as the supervisor of the town of Chesterfield I am available as I always have been 24-7. If the village of Keeseville does dissolve, the town of Chesterfield will keep the same "Open Door Policy" it has always had. We are here to help the residents of our community with any concerns or issues they may have.
In closing, it is my opinion that the village residents should have the true facts and figures and like any democracy they should have a voice in choosing their government by their vote.
Gerald Morrow, Supervisor, Chesterfield