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Village of Lake George (population 906)

Name of service/government operation: Sanitation Plant

Form of sharing: Village owns & runs sewer plant, provides to Town

Services affected: sewer collection & treatment

Year started: 1980

Partners: Town of Lake George State of New York

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): reduce costs & duplication

What planning process preceded the sharing? committee meetings

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? contracts with Town of Lake George, State of New York

Challenges: none, very successful

Benefits: duplication of services, manpower, cost savings

Impact on budget: substantial savings

Impact on labor: reduces number of employees necessary to deliver service

Impact on service: excellent

Key contact: Mayor Robert M. Blais