Let's cross our fingers that Governor Paterson signs New N.Y. Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act. (A08501 in the Assembly and S.5661 in the Senate). Who could dispute the need for consolidation of Saugerties governments?
The Village of Saugerties places an inordinate tax burden on residential land owners. A typical Village of Saugerties home costs more to own than some of the finest digs of Long Island. And for what? Services are minimal and are made even more inefficient by patronage, waste, low moral and lax supervision.
With the new bill 10% of Village residents are required to get a referendum on the ballot. This is a great opportunity to empower the people by giving them a vote. Let's get to it! Read the Senate bill in its entirely: http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=S05661&sh=t
It's time to organize and get a petition together. Please contact me at (845) 247-0909 or comment on this article.