POTSDAM – The chair of the Village of Potsdam Dissolution Study Committee says the group is compiling an inventory of village services while they wait for bids on a consultant’s study.
Tim Connolly says that the state grant that will pay for the consultant’s work was awarded in early May and the committee is accepting bids from qualified consultants.
“We will start reviewing these proposals in June and will soon thereafter select a consultant to aid our work,” Connolly said. “Members of the public wanting to observe the selection process and make comment are encouraged to do so.”
The inventory of services the committee is working on is aimed at “differentiating between those which are mandated under New York law and others which are negotiable, in preparation for cost analysis,” Connolly said. “Staff from both the town and village have been quite helpful in outlining debt, manpower, and obligations.”
“As we proceed, I want to remind all village stakeholders of the many opportunities you have for providing input to the process,” the committee chair said. “Our team needs every perspective to ensure we arrive at a complete and balanced product and you can help us do that.”
More information and an opportunity for comment is at vi.potsdam.ny.us/Dissolution, by post to Dissolution Committee, Village of Potsdam, Civic Center, Potsdam, NY 13676, or through the “public reflection” period that will follow each meeting.