Merger proposal deserves strong consideration

By Chuck Kajer

For the past year, the cities of New Market and Elko have been studying the benefits and the pitfalls of a potential merger. The study culminated in a report with a plan for cooperation and combination. With no major opposition at last week’s public hearings, the two city councils are expected to approve a joint resolution at their respective meetings next week, and a referendum will be held Tuesday, March 21.

A merger has a lot of potential benefits to residents of the two growing communities.

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