A service provided by MRB Group, dissolution consultants assisting the Lyons community
The Dissolution Committee works together to analyze potential service delivery options for the Lyons community.
Welcome to the Official Site of the Lyons Dissolution Committee.
Intended to serve as a resource for information about the process – and progress – of the dissolution planning effort, this site will provide updates, public meeting notices, and a means to contact the committee to share thoughts and suggestions.
Process Requirements Explained
Following several questions concerning the lengthy process involved in creating and implementing a dissolution plan, Committee Chairman Sergei Bartishevich requested that the process required by the State be clarified.
The chart below, provided as part of a training and information presentation by the
New York State Department of State, explains the dissolution process. The step-
Meet the Committee…
The Dissolution Committee encourages continued interest and participation in the dissolution planning process. While the Committee meetings have come to their conclusion, the Village Board will be discussing the plan and its implications in upcoming meetings. Check the Village website for meeting information.
Earlier planning meetings conducted by the Committee were posted on YouTube.com, with access via links on this website (See Project Plan Page: Meeting Minutes and Videos).
For all public and general committee meetings, minutes were taken and are provided for review by the public on the “Plan Process” page of this website.
Plan Presented to Village Board
The Lyons Village Board held a special meeting on September 24 to receive, discuss, and consider the recently completed Dissolution Plan, Analysis and Alternatives.
At the request of Mayor Kleisle, MRB Group consultants Diana Smith and Connie Sowards presented the plan, outlining the process, the committee’s recommendations, and the financial implications to taxpayers who reside in the Lyons community.
“We assisted the committee in drafting a document that we hope presents many difficult
concepts and detailed information in an easy-
The plan can be read in its entirety here (by following the link). It includes service
options considered, estimates of cost savings, estimates of one-
contemplated dissolution of the Village. Also included are similar estimates for alternatives to dissolution.
Next steps for the Village Board include formally approving the proposed plan for review and comment by Lyons residents in a public hearing process. Afterward, the Board may amend the document to incorporate suggested changes. The plan must then be approved, in final form, by the Village Board.
Village Board Amends, Approves Final Dissolution Plan
The Lyons Village Board met Monday, November 4, to discuss the dissolution plan presented to them by the Committee, and the community input provided at the Public Hearing which took place on October 28.
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The Village has made the final, adopted plan available for residents to read and review on this website, on the Village website, and at Village Hall.