County-Wide Shared Services Initiative
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.
Allegany CWSSI Plan - 2018
Correspondence from the County Administrator - 2017/18
Meeting Minutes - 2017/18
Our guest speaker from the last meeting, Thomas Guzek, can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by visiting www.solarparkenergy.com, or by calling (212) 729-6714
Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties Take Different Approach to Shared Services Initiative; Olean Times Herald – July 6, 2017
County Discusses Shared Services; Wellsville Daily Reporter – January 23, 2018
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.