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Town of Canton (population 10995)

Name of service/government operation: Code Enforcement

Form of sharing: Jointly supported by Town & Village and administered by Town

Services affected: Codes, zoning and compliance

Year started: ~1985

Partners: Village & Town of Canton

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Pool resources to attract quality professionals

What planning process preceded the sharing? Before my time

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Shared service agreement

Challenges: New Board members who do not understand the work load and responsibilities of code officers

Impact on budget: split 50-50

Impact on labor: Employees must be familiar with two code books

Key contact: David Button (