The Broome County Sheriff's Office will officially take over law enforcement in the village of Deposit.

Lawmakers unanimously voted Thursday in favor of a five-year contract.

It follows residents’ decision to get rid of the village police department and court system last year.

The village will pay Broome County $60,000 this year in return for the patrol of one sheriff who will work six days a week.

"The cost is just to try to make sure the rest of the county isn't bearing the cost of just one part of the county, that one municipality,” said Republican Broome County Chairman Dan Reynolds. “It's an offset to help cover any of the cost the county may incur."

The Broome County Sheriff will begin providing services on March 1.