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Town of Red Hook (population 11319)

Name of service/government operation: Zoning & Planning

Form of sharing: Village of Tivoli contracts with town of Red Hook

Services affected: Code enforcement; building inspections

Year started: 2008

Partners: Town of Red Hook Village of Tivoli

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Cost savings,

What planning process preceded the sharing? Opening in Village Building Dept enabled discussion of town assuming building/zoning responsibilities for village. 5 years trial. <br> Residents resistant to larger entity "taking over" village. Changes slow

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

Challenges: Smaller entity feels cost savings not being realized.

Benefits: Sharing of training costs, sharing of equipment costs, sharing of proven personnel expertise

Impact on budget: slight savings to town and village ....need to professionally analyze

Impact on labor: Sharing of 1.5 positions for what was 1 ft; 2 p/t. positions

Impact on service: seamless

Key contact: Sue T. Crane Town Supervisor