LETTERS: Conduct study before putting vote on ballot

— The current Lysander Town Board has also wrote a letter in which John Salisbury stated that a feasibility study would cost a lot of money for the three communities involved, and Claude Sykes noted that it would probably cost upwards of $100,000. John also said if this referendum is voted down, Lysander will not move forward on this subject. This decision is short-sighted in my opinion. The town boards can bring this vote up every year if they so choose. We should vote against appointment now, but tell our town governments that we want to move forward with the feasibility study on all aspects of consolidation or shared services. Even though this is a large amount to spend in difficult times, it will give the boards and residents of Lysander, Van Buren and Baldwinsville the information they need to move forward. Public monies, almost amounting to this, have been thrown at fire service studies for years with little return for taxpayers. We have not had this level of cooperation between the three municipalities ever. It is unfortunate it took this long to get here, but let's make sure how we will work together in the future is done correctly.

Kevin Rode is a resident of Baldwinsville.

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