He said dissolving villages has not become the trend in municipal consolidation, and more villages are being created than dissolved.
He said the reason is most likely because of the benefits of planning and zoning sovereignty.
Altamont Mayor James Gaughan said the village prides itself on its high efficiency and said a survey done by the Rockefeller College at the University at Albany cited them four months ago as one of the most efficient municipalities in the area.
He said the village shares equipment, fuel depots, judicial and public safety services.
Gaughan confirmed that there are no plans for the village to dissolve into the town.""