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Schuyler County (population 18343)

Name of service/government operation: Countywide Real Property Service

Form of sharing: Assessors are appointed in each town but are County employees working in one department

Services affected: Real Property Service/ Tax Assessment

Year started: 2008

Partners: All Towns in Schuyler County

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Uniform Assessments throughout the County. Maintain Full Value with cost-eefective in-house revaluations. Save towns money.

What planning process preceded the sharing? A committee of COG studied this plan.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Annual agreements with county and towns.

Benefits: See above.

Impact on budget: Saved money for the towns.

Impact on labor: Increased efficiency with an overall reduction in labor.

Impact on service: Meets our objectives.

Key contact: Tom Bloodgood, Director of Real Property, Schuyler county