Author Topic: How much is too much when it comes to Daily Cost of Local NY Government?  (Read 24 times)

Doug K

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Sometimes a graph works...and sometimes it doesn't. The ECNA has shown quite a few graphs lately on here, and our main website. Graphs on Cost per resident for Village Government, graphs on Cost per Area comparing Towns & Village... even graphs on how 12 Erie Canal Towns are maintaining 472 square miles of land on the same budget as Two other towns are with only 60 square miles to manage.

But maybe some do better with a table of numbers...like me. That way you can ask very simple questions.



Here's a few questions some NY Canal Village & Town Residents might want to ask...

Why does the Village of Newark cost 3x that of the Town to operate on a daily basis? (PS:It's only 1/10th the size of the Town in area)

What exactly do Perinton Townspeople get for the $78,600 Dollars per Day they are spending? On a side note, what is all that money being spent on?

Why does it cost more to run 1.5 square miles of Spencerport than 36 square miles of Ogden? (PS: Town of Ogden has a police force to pay for too)

In the same vein, Town of Sweden at 35 sq miles cost less to operate than the Village of Brockport with only 2 sq miles and 1/2 the population size. Can we move the Police out of the Village and save cost here, why should the villagers be strapped with this cost alone?

How can this be viewed as Fair? Albion & Medina are two villages that cost 50% more than their respective towns to manage with local government. Yet only 50% of the total Town Population contributes to the Village Cost but nearly all of the townspeople use those village resources quite often.

I am sure each of you who likes figures in tables can see a few more here...maybe it's time for you to start asking your own questions.

Maybe this will help




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Apparently many New York State Village Residents agree... it's too costly.

The number of Village Dissolution success stories across the state, has taken a steep turn upward in the past 10 years...



Go read more about it here:  https://ecna.us/village-dissolution/village-dissolution-is-popular-in-ny-state/