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Village of Spencer set to vote on dissolution Tuesday

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SPENCER (WBNG) -- Residents of the Village of Spencer are just one day away from a critical vote: whether or not to dissolve the village government.

The vote was triggered earlier this year when a petition circulated earlier this year when some argued that dissolving the village would result in lower tax rates.

A study by the Laberge Group released this spring indicated that despite expectations, dissolving the village would likely result in an increase in local taxes.

With the vote just one day away, one local resident is speaking out, saying that without any form of tax relief, dissolving the village will only result in residents having access to less services than they do now.

"I love living in the village and I'm very much against dissolving it," she said. "We have very active village participants on the board and they do way more than people realize. They're all active in keeping the village clean and safe and doing other projects with other organizations whether it's with the school or other areas," she said.

She also stressed that dissolving the village would likely mean losing key services, such as the local police department and the village library.

12 News reached out to the village office as well as other residents for comment, but no one else was willing to be interviewed on camera.

The vote will take place tomorrow at the village office.

Jack Arpey

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