Welcome

This website is designed to keep the community updated and engaged with the ongoing study of consolidation and alternatives to consolidation of the Village and Town of Pawling.

Town of Pawling Board:
James Schmitt, Town Supervisor
Philip DeRosa, Councilman
William Johnson, Councilman
Jim McCarthy, Councilman
Coleen Snow, Councilwoman

Village of Pawling Board:
Robert Liffland, Mayor
John Burweger, Trustee
Dan Peters, Trustee
Earl Slocum, Trustee
Lauri Taylor, Trustee

In July, 2020 the electorate of the Town of Pawling filed a petition for consolidation to the Town Clerk. The petition contained 618 valid signatures out of 644. The Town Clerk reviewed and certified the petition on August 10, 2020. In July, 2020 the electorate of the Village of Pawling filed a petition for consolidation to the Village Clerk. The petition contained 165 valid signatures out of 176. The Village Clerk reviewed and certified the petition on August 7, 2020.

As required by law, the Village Board met on September 1, 2020 to pass a resolution calling for a Village referendum on the proposed consolidation, while the Town Board met on September 2, 2020 to pass a resolution calling for a Town referendum on the proposed consolidation. Both the Village and Town referendums are scheduled for November 30, with time of day yet to be confirmed.

Please check the Meetings & Public Information page which will be updated with the confirmed meeting times as soon as they are available.

The Town and Village Boards determined it appropriate to develop an Interim Study of Consolidation to assist the residents of Pawling in understanding the effects and costs of consolidation, as well as any potential alternatives that may be preferred prior to the vote on consolidation. In addition to this Study, the Town and Village will host two public information meetings to answer questions regarding the process and potential outcomes.

Please check back often for updates.

Updated September 10, 2020