CHESHIRE County Council's deputy leader has described Cllr Chrimes' statement as 'sadly inaccurate and potentially misleading in just about every detail'.
Cllr David Rowlands revealed that Cheshire's district councils had rejected a county proposal to make a joint White Paper bid for improved two-tier working.
And the county council was not bidding to 'go it alone' with its submission for a single unitary council, he claimed.
Cllr Rowlands said: 'It is proposing to abolish itself as well as the six districts and to set up a new system which recognises the role of separate towns and parishes under a new single strategic authority.
'This will save Cheshire tax payers £21m a year as it means paying for only one bureaucracy instead of seven.'
In relation to the district's comments on leadership and capacity he said the Audit Commission had awarded the county council a four-star 'excellent' rating, placing it among the 149 top-performing councils in England.
Cllr Rowlands said the proposal split up Cheshire into three new authorities would cost about £44m and cost the tax payer an extra £13m every year thereafter to run.
'But then Cllr Chrimes couldn't be expected to know that. His submission to the Government contains the admission that the borough council has not yet seen the more detailed analysis, which is not yet available to officers. Taxpayers beware!'