Consolidated city-township

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A Consolidated city-township refers to any city or municipality which has been consolidated with the government of a civil township.[citation needed]

New York[edit]

In New York, such a local government is called a coterminous town-village[1] and is governed under Article 17 of the New York Village Law.[2] It is never called a consolidated city-township because New York's cities, as opposed to its villages, exist outside of town areas.

Five towns are coterminous with their single village: Green Island in Albany County; East Rochester in Monroe County; and Scarsdale, Harrison and Mount Kisco in Westchester County. When such an entity is formed, officials from either unit of government may serve in both village and town governments simultaneously.[3] A referendum is held to decide whether residents prefer a village-style or town-style government, which will then function primarily as a village or town but will perform some of the functions of the other form.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Legal Memorandum LG06". New York State Office of General Counsel. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ New York Village Law, § 17-1700
  3. ^ "Local Government Handbook - Village Government: Historical Development" (PDF) (6th ed.). New York State Department of State. 2009. pp. PDF 79–80 / Handbook 67–68. Retrieved 2010-02-14.