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Village of Wampsville (population 543)

Name of service/government operation: Madison County

Form of sharing: Department of Public Works

Services affected: Snow removal

Year started: unknown

Partners: Village of Wampsville/Madison County

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): To provide the village residents with snow removal service at the lowest cost possible.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Unknown. The village does not have a DPW.

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

Challenges: The cost of the snow removal has gone up in recent years. With past years costing the village $6,000 per year for snow removal, the projected cost for the 2013-2014 budget season is expected to see an increase to approximately $26,000.

Benefits: Contracting with the county has saved the village residents by not having to provide pension, health and other fringe benefits to employees. The village also saves by not having to purchase, maintain and insure DPW equipment.

Impact on budget: Unknown

Impact on labor: unknown

Impact on service: unknown

Key contact: Sandra A. Eaton - Mayor