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Town of Waterford-Saratoga County Police Study Case Study

posted Jan 27, 2016, 7:19 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 7:20 AM ]

Total costs for the Town’s police department were increasing yearly despite a tax base that was essentially static. An undesirable increase of property taxes was eminent without a change. In response, a Police Study was completed that examined consolidation of the Town’s police department into the County Sheriff’s Office, and a referendum was held. This document provides a case study of the sequence of events and context surrounding the completion of the Waterford-Saratoga Police Study and subsequent referendum. 

Villages of Ossining and Briarcliff Manor and Town of Ossining, New York: Public Works Analysis

posted Jan 27, 2016, 7:04 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 7:04 AM ]

The Village of Ossining, the Town of Ossining and the Village of Briarcliff Manor examined the feasibility of increased sharing and consolidation of public works services among the municipalities. The study examined departmental characteristics and service levels, and discusses both existing challenges as well as existing conditions that are conducive to increases in shared services or consolidation. 

Intermunicipal Agreement in the Town and Village of Aurora

posted Jan 27, 2016, 7:02 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 7:02 AM ]

This document is an agreement between the Town and Village of Aurora, NY for the Village to furnish police services to the Town.

A Study of Service Configuration Options for Public Safety Services: Town and Village of Saugerties, NY

posted Jan 27, 2016, 6:58 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 27, 2016, 6:59 AM ]

This report summarizes the outcomes of the Public Safety Service Configuration Study completed during 2008 and 2009 on behalf of the Town of Saugerties and the Village of Saugerties, New York.

Reconfiguring Municipal Services in the Town and Village of Lake George, NY

posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:12 PM by Richard Weidemann

In 2008, the Town and Village of Lake George, NY completed a study of alternative service delivery configurations in several Town and Village departments. In particular, the study examined highway, water and sewer departments. The study included an examination of fiscal and non-fiscal issues associated with the various alternatives, including cost savings and the community impacts.

Final Report and Implementation Plan for the Reconfiguration of Municipal Services.

Schoharie County Highways Shared Services/Consolidation Study

posted Mar 3, 2014, 2:01 PM by Richard Weidemann

Schoharie County, NY and the Town of Blenheim, NY developed and received a Local Government Efficiency Grant in 2009 to study ways to improve the delivery of highway services in Schoharie County. The grant request was driven in part by a 2004 economic study in which the County was encouraged to consider consolidation of services as a means to reduce the tax burden on county residents. The County developed a highway services study committee with representatives from most towns to help guide the study process. The emphasis of the study was to identify ways of increasing greater efficiency in the county.

Schoharie County Highways Shared Services/Consolidation Study

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