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Village of Schuylerville (population 1386)

Name of service/government operation: Schuylerville/Victory Board of Water Management

Form of sharing: Drinking water to two villages

Year started: 2001

Partners: Village of Schuylerville and village of victory

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Borrowing from EFC

What planning process preceded the sharing? Engineering, EFC applications

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Water board comprised of two from Schuylerville and two from Victory with one of the four as chair.

Challenges: The board is unbalanced as Schuylerville represents 76% and Victory 24% in anything to do with money. The board is divided equally and should be a fifth person. The IMA is in serious need of revision. The cooperation level is nil and the board has become disfunctional.

Benefits: From Schuylerville's standpoint...not much

Impact on budget: Other than the normal expense and EFC payment, it is okay...but the attorney fees to try and work things out....not good for the budget

Impact on labor: Our DPW crews work together on water breaks and the water plants have a small crew that is designated just for water

Impact on service: not sure there is any

Key contact: John Sherman, Mayor 518/695-3881