Resolution: Calling for a Referendum of the Proposed Dissolution of the Village Pursuant to a Citizen’s Petition

Village of Spencer, New York

February 3, 2020

Resolution #1 of 2020:  

Calling for a Referendum on the

Proposed Dissolution of the Village Pursuant to a Citizen’s Petition

Whereas the New York state Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act provides for a process for citizens to petition for a public vote on dissolving or consolidating local governments; and

Whereas the Village of Spencer, located within the Town of Spencer, in New York State received on January 2, 2020, a citizen’s petition to call for a public referendum to dissolve the Village of Spencer government; and

Whereas the petition requires twenty-percent of the registered voters to sign the petition; and

Whereas there were 104 valid signatures out of 114; and

Whereas on January 11, 2020, the Village Clerk reviewed and certified the petition; and

Whereas, pursuant to law, the Village Board is required to pass a resolution calling for a referendum on the proposed dissolution within thirty days of the Village Clerk certifying the petition; and

Now, therefore be it

Resolved that that Spencer Board of Trustees on this day of February 3, 2020 hereby calls for a referendum on the proposed dissolution to be held on April 30, 2020 at the Village of Spencer Hall, 41 Main Street, Spencer, N.Y.  14883, between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 9:00 PM.