Dissolution Committee moves next meeting to April 10

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 March 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – A committee preparing a dissolution plan for the village of Medina has moved back its next meeting by a week. The Medina Dissolution Committee will next meet at 8 a.m. on April 10 at City Hall on Main Street.

One of the committee members couldn’t be at the April 3 meeting, so it was pushed back a week, said Don Colquhoun, the committee chairman.

The committee expects to have data soon on how a village dissolution would affect tax rates for property in the village and also outside the village in the towns of Ridgeway and Shelby.

The consultants on the dissolution plan, the Center for Governmental Research, said the Medina community would see $1 million in local tax savings through a dissolution of the village with about $350,000 in reduced operational costs and $650,000 in additional state aid.

The $350,000 in savings represent about 3.2 percent of the combined $11 million budgets for the village and the two towns. The impact could have been greater, but a dissolution committee wants to preserve services and staff at existing levels.