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Many local governments and school districts turn to CGR to identify options for increasing efficiency, effectiveness and equity via service sharing or consolidation. Click on an icon in the showcase to view our newest project websites, or click the link below to access more of our project websites.

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CGR Advised Princeton NJ Task Force on Historic Merger

 

Chester WebsiteThroughout 2012 CGR advised the transition task force charged with implementing the merger of the Princeton borough and township approved by voters. CGR’s project website also served as a key resource for the community regarding the implementation process. After the merger took effect on Jan. 1, 2013, CGR also assisted the new council with strategic planning.

 
 

Princeton NJ Township & Borough Merged Jan. 1, 2013

 

Princeton WebsiteOn Nov. 8, 2011, voters in Princeton’s borough and township overwhelmingly approved creating a consolidated Princeton effective January 1, 2013. The measure passed by 61% in the borough (1,397 to 891) and 85% in the township (3,870 to 665). It is the first significant NJ local government merger in nearly 60 years. CGR completed in-depth analysis of the financial and operational implications of the merger, and assisted with development of the consolidation plan.

 
 

CGR Assesses Service Delivery Options for 4 Ohio Municipalities

 

Three villages – Moreland Hills, Woodmere and Orange – and the City of Pepper Pike are exploring public service delivery options ranging from closer cooperation to full merger. Cuyahoga County, which has made regional collaboration a top priority, engaged CGR for the study.

 
 

Village of Altmar Dissolved: a First Under NY’s New Law

 

Village of AltmarOn Dec. 6, 2011, voters in the Village of Altmar approved an elector-initiated dissolution plan by a vote of 54 to 50. As a result, Altmar became the first village in NY to approve dissolution under a new state law that took effect in March 2010. The village was abolished effective June 1, 2013. The December vote was the second of 2 votes regarding dissolution held in Altmar in a 13-month period. The first vote on whether to approve dissolving the village passed 80-74. That vote set in motion development of the dissolution plan.

 
 

Norwood Assesses 3 Options for Its Future

 

The Village of Norwood, located in NY’s St. Lawrence County, is partially in the Town of Norfolk and partially in the Town of Potsdam. The Town of Potsdam also includes the Village of Potsdam. Driven by a desire for greater autonomy and concerns about the impact on Norwood taxpayers if dissolution of the Village of Potsdam occurs in the future, the Norwood village board engaged CGR in 2012 to assess a range of options for the future of its own village. CGR’s analysis covered 3 primary options: village dissolution, shared services, and creating a new town.

 
 

Chester NJ Township & Borough Explored Consolidating

 

Under authority provided by New Jersey law, the separate governing bodies of Chester township and Chester borough created a joint consolidation study commission to examine the feasibility and potential benefits of consolidating into a Chester Websitesingle municipality. CGR was engaged as study consultant to advise the commission. In March 2011 the commission concluded it would not recommend consolidation at this time.

 
 

Seneca Falls Is Largest Village in NY to Approve Dissolution

 

Seneca Falls The Village and Town of Seneca Falls NY initially engaged CGR to assess ways to achieve a major goal: reduce the cost of government to help stimulate economic growth in the community. CGR found, in a 2008 study, that consolidating the governments would offer potential for major savings for village taxpayers. Subsequently CGR was engaged to serve as consultant to a village dissolution study committee. The committee’s final report, delivered to the village in late 2009, presented a dissolution plan, alternatives to dissolution, and financial and service impacts. In March 2010, voters in the village, which has a population of about 6,700, voted 1,198 to 1,112 in favor of dissolution. When dissolution takes effect at the end of 2011, Seneca Falls will be the largest village in the state to dissolve.

 
 


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