Welcome to the Study Website!

This site is part of the ongoing Local Government Reorganization Study being conducted by the Village of Highland Falls and the Town of Highlands. The Study began in early 2016, and is expected to continue throughout most of the year. This web site is an important part of the efforts of the Study Steering Committee to reach out to residents for input and feedback throughout the study process.

A couple of quick tips on using the web site:

1. If you're looking for opportunities to come out and voice your opinion, check the Events Calendar for upcoming public meetings. As these events approach, more details will be added about the date, time, and location.

2. If you're wondering what a Local Government Reorganization Study is, and what the process of studying municipal services means (and doesn't mean), you might want to start by reading through the Project Toolkit.

3. If you want to keep up with the latest project documents and study materials, that's what the Project Documents page is for.

And last but not least, if you're having trouble getting used to this web site or need some help finding stuff, try contacting us - we're here to help answer questions and to listen to your feedback.

- The Study Steering Committee and the Rondout Consulting Team

Press Releases

  • Village and Town Begin Reorganization Study Residents of Village and Town Invited to Public Kick-Off Meeting February 18th, 2016 Highland Falls, NY – The Village of Highland Falls and the Town of Highlands are kicking ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 9:53 AM by Richard Weidemann
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Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Documents

Meeting DateMeeting NameDocument NameDocument Description
February 6, 2017 Joint Session of Village and Town Boards Slideshow Presentation This is a printable version of the presentation given during the third public meeting of the study. The presentation includes analysis of police reorganization. 
August 16, 2016 Public Meeting #2 - Service Reorganization Slideshow Presentation This is a printable version of the presentation given during the second public meeting held on August 16th, 2016 
February 18, 2016 Public Kick-Off Meeting Meeting Summary This document contains the meeting agenda, a list of those in attendance, and a brief summary of the Public Kick-Off held on February 18th. Also included are the results of the Hopes and Concerns exercise. 
February 18, 2016 Public Kick-Off Meeting Slideshow Presentation This is a printable version of the presentation given during the Public Kick-Off on February 18th, 2016. 
February 18, 2016 Public Kick-Off Meeting Hand-Out This is a copy of the handout provided to attendees at the Public Kick-Off on February 18th, 2016. 
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Study Documents

Document NameVersionDescriptionLink to Document
Analysis of Existing Conditions, Municipal Structures, and Services 1.1 This report documents the existing conditions of police and highway/public works services in the Village and Town, and is intended to act as a starting point for identifying and evaluating options available for improving services while maintaining or reducing costs. Existing Conditions Report 
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