PORT HENRY - The very existence of the village of Port Henry will be determined March 16.
That's when village voters will go to the polls to consider dissolution of the village.
An eight-member committee that includes representatives from both the village and the town of Moriah has been studying the advantages and disadvantages of the village along with the Rochester-based Center for Governmental Research.
The committee includes Port Henry Mayor Ernest Guerin, Trustee James Hughes, Walt Wojewodzic and Joseph Celotti; Moriah Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava, Councilman Richard Carpenter, Charlie Bryant and John Boyea.
A series of public information meetings on the issue have been held.
Voters will also elect a pair of trustees to the village board March 16. Each is a two-year term.
An independent nominating petition is required and can be obtained by contacting the village clerk. Petitions must be submitted by Feb. 9. For further information contact the village clerk at 546-9933.
Absentee ballot applications for the March 16 election are also available at this time and may be obtained in the village office. Absentee ballot applications must be submitted by March 9.
To vote in the election a person must be a registered voter and reside in the village of Port Henry.
The deadline to register with the Essex County Board of Elections to be eligible to vote in the March 16 elections is March 5. For further information or to register call 873-3474.