The Consensus Commission has been taking comments on its consolidation report for more than a month now, but Monday night officials in Clay discussed why consolidation is not needed there.
More than 100 people attended a forum as Town Supervisor Damian Ulatowski presented his view on the Consensus report last night.
He referenced a report that says 19 towns and villages in Onondaga County are under fiscal distress -- and stressed that Clay is not one of them.
While not going as far as to bash the Consensus findings, the supervisor made it clear that his town can remain viable on the path it is on.
"I need to let residents know the side of the story that I don't think is being fully told from the Consensus committee. So it's a way of me being responsible to the residents of the town of Clay to make sure they're hearing exactly how sound their government is, what it does for them. And in order to remain viable, we need to continue the form of government we're currently under," Ulatowski said.
Residents were also given the opportunity to share their opinions about the report.