But other local officials doubt that when it comes to consolidation, as goes Princeton, so will go New Jersey."I think the situation in every town is entirely different," said outgoing Chatham Borough Mayor V.Combined, the town of Elbridge and the villages of Elbridge and Jordan have six clerks, three highway department supervisors, three lawyers, two fire departments and 15 members of town and village boards.
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Liz Lempert, first mayor of the newly-consolidated Princeton Township, in Palmer Square, formerly part of Princeton Borough.
Somerset and Bergen counties are investigating similar moves.
Hunterdon County is exploring the possibility of consolidating its 30 school districts, while at least three sets of towns—Scotch Plains and Fanwood; Loch Arbour and Allenhurst; and Mount Arlington and Roxbury—are in various stages of possible consolidation agreements.
Governments across New York are searching for way s to become more efficient or consolidate.
Elbridge Village Mayor Hank Doerr's petition for a vote to dissolve the town of Elbridge brings the statewide issue of consolidating government home to Central New York.Communities considering consolidation may be eligible for a Local Government Efficiency grant to assist with studying the feasibility of consolidation or to assist with the consolidation itself.The Department of State has prepared a number of resources to help communities better understand municipal mergers, consolidations, and dissolutions. MERCER COUNTY — Tree-lined Leigh Avenue in Princeton looks the same from both sides of the street.All that will change in about a year when the two Princetons become one following Tuesday’s historic vote to merge. Chris Christie’s office and those who tout municipal mergers as money-savers for local taxpayers Wednesday said they hope the Princeton vote sparks a wave across New Jersey, which will be still be jam-packed with 565 towns after they merge.Kurt Thurmaier, director of the Division of Public Administration at Northern Illinois University, says that while the selling point is efficiency, that doesn’t happen very often.