The Village Board Wednesday set Tuesday, June 27, as the date for a referendum on whether to dissolve the village. Discussion on whether to use a state grant to pay for a study on dissolution before the vote took up much of the special meeting. The board plans to decide on that at its regular meeting Monday.
“I am on the fence,” said deputy mayor Holly Krossber. She and others said they have mixed feelings about whether to have a state-backed study. The state does not require a study but would offer Rushville a $25,000 grant that would pay for the bulk of the cost. The Village Board could also rely on information gathering that does not take advantage of the grant, though without using taxpayer funds.
Trustee Kim Payne said the advantage of a study would be to give residents information on how dissolving would affect taxes, services and other factors. “It would tell if you’ll save or not save,” she said.