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Former Rushville mayor submits petition to dissolve village

For the second time, the former mayor of this village — which sits in both Ontario and Yates counties — has submitted a petition calling for a dissolution vote. Jon Bagley turned in the petition at the village office Thursday. He said it contained 107 signatures, about 20 more than needed to force a referendum later this year.

Village Clerk Joanne Burley confirmed that she received the petition and said she has 10 days to review it and compare the names to a list of registered voters. If it is approved, the village board has 30 days to set a date for a public vote; that vote must be held no more than 90 days later.

This is the second time Bagley has submitted a petition calling for a dissolution vote. The first, which included 124 signatures, was submitted in late December but was rejected by Burley over what Bagley called a technicality; Burley said one of the pages didn’t include necessary information.

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