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Scotia, Glenville still consider 'sharing' services

"The sheer number of taxing jurisdictions has led to a significant degree of overlap in public services, which has had a devastating affect on local tax burdens," said Spitzer.

Scotia Village Board of Trustee member Armon Benny has been a proponent of consolidating services with Glenville. During tax season, Benny was vocal about how important it is to share what services the village can, so that tax increases can stay at a minimum for residents.

"Until the village board makes consolidation of this service a priority, taxpayers must expect constant tax increases at a rate 2.5 times greater than the cost of living and in some years even more," said Benny.

Glenville and Scotia are continuing to look at consolidation through research and committee meetings.

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