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County Police Officials To Give Mount Kisco Merger Talk

Officials with the Westchester County police will give a presentation of the proposed police consolidation with Mount Kisco on Monday, June 16.
Officials with the Westchester County police will give a presentation of the proposed police consolidation with Mount Kisco on Monday, June 16. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Officials with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety are scheduled on Monday , June 16, to give a presentation on the proposed police consolidation with Mount Kisco.

The meeting, which will involve the village Board of Trustees, is planned for 7 p.m. and will be held in the second-floor meeting room in Village Hall.

The county police department's presentation will include findings and an analysis, according to an announcement released by the village.

Mount Kisco and Westchester County officials have been in talks since late 2011 about a potential merger.

A consolidation, according to details recently provided by Mayor Michael Cindrich, would involve village police resigning and becoming county police. It would also involve a contract stipulating that the village gets a dedicated number of police officers. Space in Mount Kisco's police station would also be used by county police.

The estimated savings from joining with the county, Cindrich disclosed, would be about $2.4 million over five years, although he called the financial impact “cost-neutral.” The mayor previously noted that more police would be on patrol.

Earlier this month, the trustees gave approval for seeking $400,000 in state funding to pay for transitional costs of a potential deal.