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, 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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