Public Hearing Consolidation of Water Districts

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED TOWN OF CANANDAIGUA WATER DISTRICTS CONSOLIDATION AGREEMENT

The Canandaigua Town Board adopted a resolution on November 20, 2017, endorsing a proposed Joint Consolidation Agreement to commence proceedings to consolidate the Canandaigua Consolidated Water District with eight Town water district extensions pursuant to New York General Municipal Law (GML) Article 17-A.  The Proposed Joint Consolidation Agreement is available for viewing at the Town Clerk’s Office located at 5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, New York, as well as on the Town’s website:  www.townofcanandaigua.org.

A summary of the proposed Joint Consolidation Agreement is as follows:  The following eight water district extensions would be consolidated with, and thus incorporated into, the currently existing Canandaigua Consolidated Water District.

  1. NOTT ROAD EXTENSION # 6 (S.241);
  2. WEST LAKE ROAD SOUTH EXTENSION # 8 (S.243);
  3. CRAMER ROAD EXTENSION # 9 (S.244);
  4. PARRISH STREET EXTENSION # 5 (S.245);
  5. WEST LAKE ROAD BENEFIT DISTRICT (S.245A);
  6. WYFFELS ROAD EXTENSION # 10 (S.246);
  7. ADAMS ROAD EXTENSION # 11 (S.247A); and
  8. PARRISH ROAD EXTENSION # 20 (S.249)

The resulting water district would still be entitled the Canandaigua Consolidated Water District (the “Consolidated Entity”).  All of the rights, duties and obligations of each of the eight water district extensions would become the rights, duties and obligations of the Consolidated Entity. The currently existing Canandaigua Consolidated Water District has no outstanding indebtedness; the eight water district extensions have no outstanding indebtedness.  The boundaries of the Consolidated Entity would be the combined jurisdictional boundaries of the currently existing districts, the details of which are available for public inspection at the Canandaigua Town Clerk’s Office. The consolidation would have no effect on elected or appointed officials or public employees. The Town Board currently is the body responsible for each of the subject districts and would continue to be responsible for the Consolidated Entity.  The consolidation of the subject districts would result in moneys being saved and long-term costs lowered. All assets currently owned by each of the existing districts would become the property of the Consolidated Entity.  Local Laws, Ordinances, Resolutions and Orders affecting the Consolidated Entity would continue to be administered and enforced by the Town of Canandaigua Water Superintendent and/or the Town's Code Enforcement Officer.  All properties included in the Consolidated Entity would pay an annual ad valorem tax based on property assessment.  Any pre-consolidation debts duly incurred and agreements entered into by the currently existing districts would continue to be honored by the Consolidated Entity and satisfied according to their terms. The proposed consolidation would take effect upon adoption of approval of a final version of the Agreement by the Town Board after compliance with the requirements of GML Article 17-A. The Town Board will meet at the Canandaigua Town Hall located at 5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, New York, on December 18, 2017 and January 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to hear public comments on the proposed Joint Consolidation Agreement.

Click here to view a copy of the Proposed Joint Consolidation Agreement.

This notice will be published in the Daily Messenger on:  Friday, December 8; Friday, December 15; Friday, December 22; and Friday, December 29.

Jean Chrisman

Town Clerk





 
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