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776 - Public Hearings on Proposed Dissolution Plan. | Title 3 - (773 - 790) DISSOLUTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES | Article 17-A - CONSOLIDATION IN DISSOLUTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT | GMU - General Municipal | 2015 New York Laws

776. Public hearings on proposed dissolution plan. 1. The governing body of the local government entity to be dissolved shall set a time and place or places for one or more public hearings on the proposed dissolution plan. The hearing or hearings shall be held no less than thirty-five days and no more than ninety days after commencement of dissolution proceedings pursuant to section seven hundred seventy-four of this title. Any interested person shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on any aspect of the proposed dissolution.

2. The public hearing or hearings shall be held on notice of at least ten days, but not more than twenty days, published in a newspaper or newspapers having general circulation within the local government entity to be dissolved and displayed on a website maintained by the entity or otherwise on a website maintained by the village, town and/or county in which the entity is located. The notice of the hearing or hearings shall provide a descriptive summary of the proposed dissolution plan and a reference to the public place or places within the entity where a copy of such plan may be examined.

3. After completion of the final hearing, the governing body of the local government entity to be dissolved may amend the proposed dissolution plan, provided that the amended version complies with the provisions of subdivision two of section seven hundred seventy-four of this title and is publicized pursuant to subdivision four of this section, and/or approve a final version of the dissolution plan, or decline to proceed further with dissolution proceedings. Any approval by the governing body of a final version of the dissolution plan must occur within one hundred eighty days of the final hearing.

4. No later than five business days after amending the proposed dissolution plan, the governing body of the entity to be dissolved shall:

(a) cause a copy of the amended version of the proposed dissolution plan, along with a descriptive summary thereof, to be displayed and readily accessible to the public for inspection in a public place or places within the entity; and

(b) cause the amended version of the proposed dissolution plan, along with a descriptive summary thereof and a reference to the public place or places within the entity where a copy thereof may be examined, to be displayed on a website maintained by the entity or otherwise on a website maintained by the village, town and/or county in which the entity is located.




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