Keep the Cuba
Village Rally is on August 29th
- You pay far
less for Village government than for County, State, or Federal
Governments. Don’t take out your frustration with big government
on our small efficient government.
- Our Village
provides our parks and park maintenance. 100s of people use
Chamberlain Park on nights and weekends. What will happen to Fireman's Park
and others if
controlled by the Town?
- Many of our
children attend our summer recreation programs which are funded
primarily by the Village. It takes a Village…
- Without the
Village we could lose our Planning and Zoning Boards. Take a look
at some of the properties just outside the Village lines. Do you
want our Village unregulated?
- Our Historic Districts and
home values would
not be protected without active zoning.
- Water and
sewer maintenance were minimally addressed for many years to
keep rates low. It takes money to fix problems that have been
cited by the DEC. Two of our village crew members have been
trained in water and sewer system operation.
- Street upkeep
and plowing are well managed by our Village crew.
recycling, and refuse removal cost property owners an average of
only $120.57 yearly through their Village taxes. Ask anyone
outside of the Village what they pay for this service.
guards for our children are paid for by Village taxes.
- If the Village is dissolved,
residents will pay their former Village and Town taxes all in
This site presents information
in opposition to the dissolution of the Village of Cuba, New York.
Dissolving the Village of Cuba would not guarantee villagers lower
tax rates or maintain the current quality of services. In fact, one
of its few certain outcomes is that, by law, the Village of Cuba’s
taxpayers would remain responsible for the village’s existing debts
plus the obligations of each of the special districts formed in
place of the village to fund the services and infrastructure, like
refuse, zoning and sewer, that the village presently provides.
The dissolution process is expensive, its effects are unpredictable,
and the dissolution plan does not bind the Town Board in anyway.