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Town of Thompson (population 15308)

Name of service/government operation: Winter Maintenance. Snow and Ice Treatment: Town of Thompson and County of Sullivan

Form of sharing: A Town Agreement with the County to Service County Roads During the Winter Season

Services affected: Roads and Highways

Year started: 20 Years

Partners: Town/County

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Sharing Services to cut costs. We now also share Salt Distribution with the County

What planning process preceded the sharing? Doing a Cost Analysis

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Inter-Municipal Agreement

Challenges: Hardly none

Benefits: Cost Savings w/consolidation

Impact on budget: Reduction

Impact on labor: Less manpower

Impact on service: Better conditions of roads

Key contact: Richard Benjamin, Highway Superintendent