Catskill town, village looking at code enforcement consolidation
Katie Kocijanski is reporting in The Daily Mail the town and village of Catskill are considering the consolidation of its code enforcement offices. The Village Board voted to move forward with the joint proposal at its June 22 meeting. As the first step, the two boards will split the cost of a $4,000 feasibility study. That study will be conducted by the Laberge Group, an Albany-based engineering firm. The village and town now maintain separate code enforcement offices, employing three people. The municipalities hope to be reimbursed for the cost of the study by the Department of State’s 2016 Local Government Efficiency Grant Program. Village Clerk Betsy Cothren said if the results of the study are implemented, the town and the village will be reimbursed. “No money will be awarded if the study results are not put in place,” she said. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.