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Town of Van Buren (population 13185)

Name of service/government operation: Property Assessments

Form of sharing: CAP Program

Services affected: Assessing

Year started: 2008

Partners: T/O Lysander/T/O Van Buren

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

What planning process preceded the sharing? Consulted with ORPTS

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? IMA - CAP agreement

Challenges: None

Benefits: Improved assessing with cost savings

Impact on budget: Savings by both towns from both having full-time assessors. Van Buren savings = $40K annually

Impact on labor: none

Impact on service: improvement

Key contact: Claude Sykes, Town Supervisor