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Town of Concord (population 8494)

Name of service/government operation: Fire/Emergency Dispatching

Form of sharing: Cost of Control Center shared by three municipalities

Year started: `1980-81

Partners: Village of Springville, Towns of Concord and Sardinia

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Considerable cost savings and efficiency of service

What planning process preceded the sharing? Not sure

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Intermunicipal contract

Challenges: None

Benefits: Tremendous cost savings for small municipalities

Impact on budget: Saves somewhere over $100,000 per year for the town

Impact on labor: none--all employees are part time

Impact on service: Improved

Key contact: Gary A. Eppolito Town Supervisor