Public Hearing ***** April 20, 2022 @ 6 PM ***** The public hearing will be held at the Millerton Library Annex located at 28 Century Blvd., Millerton, NY
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Millerton on April 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at the Millerton Library Annex, 28 Century Blvd., Millerton, New York to hear all interested persons regarding Local Law “A” of 2022 entitled “A Local Law to abolish the Village of Millerton Police Department and Replace with Contracted Services”.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of said proposed Local Law are available for review at the Village Hall, 5933 North Elm Avenue, Millerton, New York and at the village website, www.villageofmillerton.net
All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard in person or by directing comments in writing to the Village Board of Trustees, 5933 North Elm Avenue, Millerton, New York, 12546.
VILLAGE OF MILLERTON
LOCAL LAW NO. A (Proposed) OF 2022
A Local Law to Abolish the Village of Millerton Police Department and Replace
with Contracted Services
Be it enacted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Millerton as follows:
SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE INTENT
It is the intent of this local law to abolish the Village of Millerton Police Department. The
Village has determined that entering into a shared services agreement with Dutchess County
will reduce its tax levy and the attendant burden on Village taxpayers while still providing the
Village with professional police protection. The Board of Trustees finds that abolition of the
Village Police Department is in the public interest.
SECTION 2. AUTHORITY
This local law is adopted pursuant to NYS Village Law § 8-800, which expressly authorizes a
village to abolish its police department.
SECTION 3. ABOLITION OF POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Millerton, Dutchess County, hereby abolishes its police
department. All police services and functions shall be transferred by a contract for policing
service with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office or any such entity with whom the Village
subsequently validly contracts.
SECTION 4. SEVERABILITY
The provisions of this local law are severable. If any provision of this local law or the
application thereof to any person, firm, corporation, or circumstance is adjudged invalid by a
court of competent jurisdiction, such order or judgment shall not affect or impair the validity of
the other provisions of this local law or the application thereof to other persons and
SECTION 5. PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM/REFERENDUM ON PETITION
VILLAGE OF MILLERTON
5933 N ELM AVENUE
MILLERTON, NY 12546
Below Village Special Meeting video
Click on bar below to hear the interview