County Administrator

County-Wide Shared Services Initiative

The first meeting of 2020 was held on March 4, 2020.  A second meeting was held on September 30, 2020 via zoom. The third meeting was held November 4, 2020 at 6 pm via zoom. If you have questions or comments on the process or would like to attend a future meeting as a guest, please feel free to contact Michelle Denhoff by email at or phone 585-268-7153 for the log-in information. 

The panel has decided not to update or approve a new County Wide Shared Services Plan. You can access the press release and submission to New York State below.

01 14 21 Knapp CWSSI Statement For Allegany County For 2020

The New York State County Wide Shared Services Initiative was designed to reduce property taxes by enabling collaboration between local governments across the state. In 2017, counties were required to establish a shared services panel consisting of the mayor of each village and the supervisor of each town. For Allegany County, our panel consisted of 39 members. During panel discussions, actions were to be identified that would ultimately create savings through shared, coordinated and more efficient services. Plans that created actual and demonstrable savings were then considered for a one-time match of the net savings.

Panels were given the choice to submit a plan in 2017, creating a very aggressive planning timeline of approximately six months, or submit in 2018. The Allegany County Shared Services Panel voted unanimously to submit a plan in 2018, allowing more time to identify savings. Plans are now required to be submitted annually through 2021. Updates on our progress will be made as we move along. More 2019 correspondence will be added shortly. All participation and details of the plan are provided in the final plan link below.

2019 FINAL Allegany County Shared Services Plan 

CWSSI Request For Proposal - Closed

The County is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to create a County-wide Shared Services Plan for the County, all 29 Towns and 10 Villages. The Plan must meet the requirements stated by New York State County-Wide Shared Services Initiative (Enacted by Part BBB of Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2017) and must yield viable cost savings projects that can be implemented during 2018-2019. Ideally, this would include projects that can be fully implemented over no more than five years with specific quantifiable financial results. The RFP and appendices are provided below.

Allegany County will accept questions in writing (letter or e-mail) until Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Sealed proposals (eight hard copies; 1 CD) must be received no later than Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EST. PROPOSALS NOT RECEIVED PRIOR TO THIS DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AND WILL BE RETURNED UNOPENED AFTER RECOMMENDATION OF AWARD.


Consultant RFP November 2017

Appendix A, B and C

Appendix D CWSSI Guidance

Appendix E Meeting Calendars