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Liverpool Mayor sings the praises of small government

"We've been doing most of these for years," White said. "The reason we do it is for cost control."

Some village residents and many supporters of consolidation think they're being taxed twice for duplicated services.

"Contrary to what people think, we're not being double-dipped," White said. "We're not paying for services from the town that we're already providing ourselves. There's a reduction in our tax rate as a result of those off-sets."

Asmus, the DPW head, anticipates establishing a new shared services agreement with the town highway department this year regarding road and sewer maintenance equipment.

Girding for battle with pro-consolidation forces, Trustee Nick Kochan suggested that each department head should compile a list detailing its specifically localized services.

"We need to emphasize what makes the village different, unique, better than other places," Kochan said. The mayor stressed that precise data should be gathered.

{Q}"We need to be prepared to promote the definite value of village government," White said. "It's all about the future."{Q}

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