It’s pay day for 19 local governments across New York . They are sharing some 9.7 million dollars for consolidation efforts and cutting bureaucracy. Three Finger Lakes towns are getting money after absorbing village functions. The largest single amount is the nearly 540-thousand dollars going to Seneca Falls where the village was dissolved in 2012. Lyons gets 428 thousand after folding up the Village in 2016 and Macedon receives 364-thousand after closing down the Village last year.
In a news release, Governor Cuomo said “I commend these local governments for working together with their communities to increase efficiency and decrease layers of bureaucracy in order to lower costs and tackle property taxes…”