N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 755
Referendum resolution for consolidation of towns or villages


1.

If a joint consolidation agreement calls for the consolidation of two or more towns, two or more villages or one or more towns and villages, then contemporaneous with the final approval of the joint consolidation agreement pursuant to subdivision three of § 754 (Public hearings on proposed joint consolidation agreement)section seven hundred fifty-four of this title, the governing body or bodies of the local government entities to be consolidated shall enact a resolution calling for a referendum on the proposed consolidation by the electors in each of the entities.

2.

The resolution calling for the referendum on the proposed consolidation shall:

(a)

provide (i) the name of each of the towns and/or villages proposed to be consolidated, (ii) a statement fully describing the territory to be included within the proposed consolidated local government entity, (iii) the name of the proposed consolidated local government entity, and

(iv)

the date for the referendum, in accordance with subdivision one of § 758 (Conduct of referendum)section seven hundred fifty-eight of this title;

(b)

state the substance of the question to be submitted to the electors; and

(c)

set forth such other matters as may be necessary to call, provide for and give notice of the referendum and to provide for the conduct thereof and the canvass of the returns thereupon.

3.

The resolution calling for a referendum on the proposed consolidation shall have attached to it the final approved version of the joint consolidation agreement.

Source: Section 755 — Referendum resolution for consolidation of towns or villages, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/755 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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