Medina Village Board presents dissolution plan

MEDINA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Tuesday night the Medina Village Board presented a dissolution plan. One side says this would save money, but a lot of taxpayers say they don’t care. People in Medina say that $277,000 in tax savings isn’t worth dissolving their 182-year-old village.

Medina is in the towns of Shelby and Ridgeway. If the village dissolved, the towns would have to provide services like zoning and planning, highway maintenance, and snow removal. New organizations would be responsible for things like fire, ambulance and water service.

Nobody at the meeting showed support for dissolution. However, the mayor of Medina says the dissolution plan could still change.

Mayor Andrew Meier said, “The facts are very straightforward, we want public engagement, we want questions, and we will be responding to all those questions with as complete an answer as we can possibly provide.”

Meier added, “Based on public feedback. Nothing is set in stone.”

Part of the problem is that taxes in the towns of Ridgeway and Shelby would increase. That would offset some of the savings from dissolving Medina. The issue will go back to committee next week.

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