So long, South Nyack: Village begins transition to Orangetown by dissolving police, DPW
The end of the year will mark the end of an era in South Nyack.
It's step one in the village's dissolution after the voters approved the move this summer.
On New Year's Day, there will no longer be a South Nyack police or public works department.
South Nyack Police Chief Daniel Wilson has had the post for four years. The 2,000 calls they respond to each year will be handled by the Orangetown Police Department.
Over the summer, South Nyack voters approved joining Orangetown.
This is the first step, and the chief says it should be a smooth transition. Two other full-time officers will work at the Orangetown Police Department, but seven part-time officers and two dispatchers will not.
Orangetown will also take over public works services in South Nyack. Earlier this week, the village board held a meeting announcing the equipment and trucks will be sold at an auction.
That's not the only thing on the market. Village Hall is for sale, as South Nyack will be no more come March after more than 140 years.