Community members are invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the ongoing Shared Service Initiative Project in Allegany County and share feedback on promising opportunities to create property tax savings. Community members are invited to attend the following meeting time.
Monday, April 9
6:00 – 8:00 pm
BOCES CENTER AT BELMONT
5536 County Route 48
Belmont NY 14813
About the project:
The County and its municipal partners, which span 29 towns and 10 villages, are working to create and submit a formal plan in response to the New York State Countywide Shared Services Initiative that was included in the state’s FY 2018 budget. The initiative requires county officials to develop localized plans that find property tax savings by coordinating and eliminating duplicative services, and proposing coordinated services to enhance purchasing power.
The Rochester-based consulting firm, CGR, is engaged in meeting with individual Towns and Villages throughout the County to identify promising areas to expand sharing arrangements and/or explore new opportunities. While the State’s requirements are aimed at financial improvements, Allegany and its partners are additionally interested in considering non-financial factors such as efficiency and / or service responsiveness, scope and quality. CGR will continue to perform data gathering and analysis, and conduct interviews with key staff in each of the participating Towns and Villages. The process also includes significant community engagement via public meetings and targeted focus group sessions.
For more information, contact Steve Hanmer at (585) 327-7071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.