12/12/2023 NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ON THE CONSOLIDATED TOWN OF CRAWFORD
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- by Jessica Kempter |
- November 17, 2023 |
- General, Town Board |
TOWN OF CRAWFORD
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ON
THE CONSOLIDATED TOWN OF CRAWFORD
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 12, 2023, a combined election (also called a referendum) will be held at which the registered voters of the Town of Crawford are entitled to vote to determine whether the following referendum measures are approved or rejected:
Shall the Village of Crawford Be Incorporated Pursuant to the Elector-Initiated Petition?
Shall the Newly Incorporated Village of Crawford Be Simultaneously Consolidated With the Existing Town of Crawford To Create the Consolidated Town of Crawford Pursuant to the Elector-Initiated Petition?
The Elector-Initiated Petition states that its purpose is to consolidate the Town with a Village to be incorporated to give the Town greater flexibility and authority to provide services to its residents, and to allow greater economy and efficiency, while protecting against the wasteful proliferation of overlapping governments by authorizing the Town to exercise the powers of a village while continuing to operate as a town. The Petition is a combined petition as it seeks to form a village only with the simultaneous consolidation with the Town of Crawford. Non-consolidation would defeat the purpose of the Petition by creating an overlapping and redundant government. Because a single government will continue to exist if the referendum is approved, the Petition states that consolidation will prevent future financial burdens to the Town and its taxpayers that would occur if a new government were incorporated without consolidation.
If the referendum is approved, the incorporated village will be known as the Village of Crawford, having the same boundaries as the Town of Crawford, which will be simultaneously consolidated with the existing Town of Crawford to form the Consolidated Town of Crawford, which will have the same boundaries as the existing Town of Crawford.
The referendum election will be held on December 12, 2023, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM, at the Town of Crawford Senior and Community Center, 115 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566.
The Combined Petition for a Consolidated Town of Crawford may be examined at the Town Clerk’s office, Town Hall, 121 State Route 302, Pine Bush, New York 12566, during normal business hours. The Town Clerk may be contacted by email at [email protected] or telephone (845) 744-2020. Frequently Asked Questions and other information is also available on the Town’s website at www.townofcrawford.org.
Dated: November 16, 2023
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD
JESSICA KEMPTER, TOWN CLERK