Oswego, NY, Feb 28, 2011 — This spring, residents of Potsdam will get their first look at a study of whether the village of Potsdam should disappear as a government body.
Governor Cuomo has said he wants to provide financial help for villages that consolidate into their surrounding towns.
Several other villages are also looking at the issue, including Mannsville in southern Jefferson County.
In 2009, a new law made it easier to dissolve local governments. But so far, every village that has voted on the issue has chosen not to dissolve. One exception is the village of Altmar in Oswego County. Reporter Dave Bullard explains the issue is more complex than it might seem.