Decision day on dissolution
Voters go to polls from noon to 9 p.m.
MEDINA – Village residents 18 and older will go to the polls today to decide if Medina will continue its village government.
Dissolution has been in the news for many months, even drawing the attention of media in Rochester and Buffalo. Supporters of dissolution say it will help reduce the tax burden on village residents, who pay one of the highest combined tax rates for school, village, town and county taxes in the state.
Dissolution opponents fear critical village services would be lost, especially with police and a paid fire department. They point to Lyons, which last year voted to dissolve its village with a plan for the Town of Lyons to assume police services.
The Town Board has decided not to continue the Lyons Police Department, with the calls to be handled by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department after Dec. 31.