Study Underway To Consolidate Yates And Schulyer Counties

GeneseeNow —  Thursday, May 8, 2014

Turning two counties into one.

There’s talk of combining Yates and Schulyer counties. Some business owners think that combining the two counties would mean lower taxes.

A group of business leaders met with local politicians recently to talk about it. But it’s not a simple thing to consolidate — plenty of issues to work through — from labor unions to handling sales taxes.

A state grant is paying to study the idea of both counties sharing services. That study expected to take about a year.