Why should individual property owners, residents, and tenants in the Village of Lyons consider a YES vote on March 18? How much savings are we actually talking? At the $9.21 per $1,000 savings projected by the Village of Lyons Board of Trustees in our current dissolution plan, a homeowner assessed at $50,000 would save $460 per year. That’s the equivalent of 115 gallons of gasoline priced at $4 per gallon. What else could that homeowner use that $ for? Heating homes? Groceries? Rent or Mortgage? Prescriptions?
Further, ask yourself if history supports the promises that the Village Board would follow through and save $1.74 per $1,000 by adopting the Alternatives to Dissolution? The Alternatives to Dissolution would save taxpayers a whopping $87 per year for a $50,000 assessed home!
If this dissolution vote fails – what motivation would there be for the Village to change it’s behavior and push for efficiencies? Why would they now start obeying the Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Laws? Do you think the secrecy of Executive Sessions, Special Meetings, and Arbitrary Enforcement of Laws and Codes will change for the better if this dissolution vote fails?
OneLyons invites the community to educate themselves ahead of the planned vote on March 18. Here is the dissolution plan originally adopted by the Lyons Village Board:
Here’s the amendments they ultimately made to that original plan on November 4, 2013: Village of Lyons Dissolution Plan 2014 Addendum
Here’s the original 2011 Savings and Consolidation Study performed by CGR which the Village ignored and led to the dissolution push. Lyons – Final Report – Updated 12-23-11
http://www.empirecenter.org/AboutUs//EmpireIdeas/2014/02/empireideasstreamlining.cfm – Overview of how taxpayers and citizens can work with local governments to save $.
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