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Town of Lowville (population 4982)

Name of service/government operation: Joint Village and Town Offices

Form of sharing: Offices, utilities, etc

Services affected: general functions of municipalities

Year started: 2007

Partners: Village of Lowville

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Convenience for residents, cost sharing, cooperation, some consolidation of functions

What planning process preceded the sharing? intermunicipal meetings, planning etc.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? inter-municipal agreement, annual reviews

Challenges: minor cost sharing disagreements

Benefits: financial benefit for each municipality

Impact on budget: Stablized expenses for each municipality

Impact on labor: reduced expenditures for maintenance, capital improvemnets, etc.

Impact on service: Allows for one stop service for residents and customers

Key contact: Randall Schell, Town of Lowville Supervisor,