This website is designed to keep the community updated and engaged with the development of the Interim Dissolution Study for the Village of Highland Falls.

Citizens of the Village of Wolcott Voted Against Dissolution

In a referendum held on March 12th, 2024, the electorate of the Village of Wolcott voted against Village dissolution. The vote in the dissolution referendum was 317 “no” votes to 67 “yes” votes.

Village of Wolcott Interim Dissolution Study

Welcome to the Village of Wolcott Interim Dissolution Study Website. This website is intended to provide information regarding the development of the Interim Dissolution Study and to keep the community informed of opportunities to participate in the process.

Upon completion of the Interim Dissolution Study, the final document will be posted here as a tool to help the electorate of the Village of Wolcott make an informed decision in the upcoming referendum regarding whether or not to dissolve the Village.


On November 15, 2023 the electorate of the Village of Wolcott submitted a completed Petition for Dissolution in accordance with the Article 17-A of General Municipal Law. The petition, which contained 86 valid signatures, was certified on November 25, 2023.

The Village Board of Trustees will meet in December 2023 to set a date for a referendum on the proposed dissolution.
The referendum will be held on March 12, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Village Hall.  

If you’d like to be notified when updates are made and/or new information is available, please see the “How to Get Involved Section” on this page to sign-up for email updates.

Why Develop an Interim Dissolution Study?

The formal process established in Article 17-A for a voter-initiated dissolution only charges the Village with the responsibility of developing a Dissolution Plan after the vote on dissolution and only if the referendum passes.  However, the Village Board of Trustees has chosen to undertake this Interim Dissolution Study prior to the referendum to assist the citizens of the Village of Wolcott in making an informed decision when voting in the referendum.

This interim study is being developed to answer as many questions as possible and to provide unbiased assessments regarding  potential post-dissolution conditions and key issues that voters may choose to consider while making their decision and casting their vote.


To stay informed, ask your questions, and/or share your ideas, take advantage of one of these opportunities to participate.

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Submit a Question
You may submit a question below. Responses will be posted to the Questions & Answers Page.
Attend a Meeting

Click HERE to learn about upcoming public meetings and/or to view content from a recent public meeting.

Vote in the Referendum

The electorate will vote on whether to dissolve the Village in a REFERENDUM ON VILLAGE DISSOLUTION.

The referendum will be held on March 12, 2024, 
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
at Village Hall.

Dissolution Process

To learn about the process of Village Dissolution, click HERE.   

Your input and insights are important to this process. Please take a moment to look around the site to learn more about the process and how you can participate.

Village of Wolcott Board of Trustees

Hon. Christopher J. Henner, Mayor
Mr. Dan Smith, Deputy Mayor and Trustee
Mr. Dave Lewis, Trustee
Mr. Andrew “Bob” Marshall, Trustee
Ms. Misty Harper, Trustee

Updated January 9, 2024