Consolidation concepts to be clarified

Kastberg also contested there isn't any wasteful spending in the Police Department, but with economic restraints alternatives should be evaluated.

"There isn't wasteful spending in any department in the village. We watch every single cent that is spent," said Kastberg.

At the recent Town Board meeting the upcoming presentation was announced and Councilman John Pytlovany credited Ranalli's effort on possible ideas and implementation.

"We have had two meetings looking at the possible consolidation or contracting of services between the town and village police departments," said Councilman John Pytlovany. "Chief Ranalli has put in an awful lot of work into putting together a base program for us to expand upon."

Glenville Town Supervisor Christopher Koetzle said there hasn't one particular concept selected to move forward with yet.

"[Ranalli] has a couple different models that we are talking about and I think it is too early to say we are settled on any one and that's why we want to get the boards together," said Koetzle after the Town Board meeting on Wednesday, March 16. "We are looking at a model that will save residents of the village and town money and I think enhance services for the village residents."

Koetzle said the town could provide investigative services the village currently doesn't have and Kastberg also said a consolidation could provide additional services for the village.

"The attractive thing to having a larger police force is you have more resources available to you. We would have more resources to do policing in the village," said Kastberg.""

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