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Dutchess County
Case 2: Highway Paint Stripping

County Dutchess County
Contact person Wendy Wipperman, Budget Director, 914-486-2010
Case descriptions Case 2: Highway Paint Stripping
Forms of restructuring privatization
Specific services affected paint stripping of all county roads
Year started 1993
Partners the County
Primary goal reduce costs; eliminate need to replace equipment
Barriers initial union concerns about contracting out function; quality control concerns about private contractors
Benefits cost savings; cost avoidance - eliminated need to replace equipment
Impact on budget
Impact on labor no reduction in staff, staff reassigned to other task
Key contact Paul Cassillo, Commissioner of Public Works, 914-486-2121