Many of you may already know that a citizen dissolution of South Nyack petition was filed on August 14, 2020. A referendum date will be scheduled at our September 22, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting. Deciding whether to remain an incorporated Village or to dissolve and become a hamlet governed by the Town of Orangetown is a big decision for the South Nyack electors to make.
Before votes are cast, it is critical that our electors know the potential impacts that will result if this referendum passes. Therefore, the Board and I engaged the services of CGR to provide unbiased consultation services related to this matter. Said services shall encompass the first phase (impact analysis) prior to a referendum on dissolution. CGR will provide a website for the purpose of keeping the residents informed about this process and their findings.
For your reference information about CGR can be found on our Village website (Click Here).
On a separate note, our Village is taking part in a New York State-supported program to help our residents and small businesses save money on electricity bills while also supporting renewable power produced in New York State. The program has been implemented by a New York State regulation called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), which allows cities, towns and villages to source energy on behalf of their residents and small businesses. JOULE, the program administrator, hosted a virtual meeting for South Nyack residents last Thursday. If you were not able to attend that meeting, I encourage you to attend one of the three remaining information sessions (Click Here For Details).