Updated 03/19/2013 10:53 PM
Mannsville voters choose to keep it a village
The votes are in and it looks like one North Country village will live on. Carmella Mataloni has more.
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MANNSVILLE, N.Y. -- The fate of Mannsville was in the hands of its residents and out of 124 voters, 106 of them voted to keep the village instead of dissolving into the Town of Ellisburg.
Residents were first introduced to the possibility of dissolution back in November after a study was put together to show how dissolving into the Town of Ellisburg would impact the community.
Had the village dissolved, residents would have seen a decrease in their taxes, but the village board of trustees, zoning board, village clerk and mayor's position would have all been eliminated and residents would have lost some basic maintenance services such as brush pick up and hydrant clean up.
Mayor Lori Cashel, who was running unopposed in the election, says she is happy the residents got what they wanted.
Cashel said, “I am glad that we are doing as a vote for the whole village and not just the village board deciding and very happy for the fact that we had the study because that really opened people’s eyes as to what services they get and gave them a complete picture of what's happening.”
The village will remain under the same government and two new board of trustee members have also been elected.