The 2010 New York State Government Reorganization Act is alive & working well.
Continuing discussion on pluses & minuses of the 2010 NYS Government Reorganization and Citizens Empowerment Act (GRACE) that we covered here, have graphs showing a view about Village Dissolution. Take a look for yourself at the data & conversation, CLICK the link below.
One thing that could not be shown until today is how popular this village dissolution "movement" has become. Again it's all the same data that has been shown but with a different viewpoint. For understanding popularity, the formula is fairly simple... Total Village Dissolutions shown over Time. If this idea of reducing tax and cost has become more popular, with recent changes, like the 2010 law. the trend lines should show that fact by becoming steeper in slope.
So we took the table of Villages that Have Dissolved in NY State... and did just that.
We used the notes provided with this data, which showed the year that the Villages were dissolved and compared that over time from the oldest Village dissolved in 1900, to the latest in 2018. We have created the new graph below and it shows a few key findings that were unexpected.
1) Village Dissolution is happening across the state, along the Erie Canal and in many other places and it has now cleared a milestone of a 10% statewide reduction in the number of Villages.
2) Village Dissolution is more popular in the past 10 year time period, since the new GRACE Act Law came into affect, than in any other time in NY history. More than half of the 63 total Village Dissolutions since 1900 have occurred in the past 25 years.
If you click the Graph below you can read about the benefit these Towns receive now