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Village of Alden (population 2605)

Name of service/government operation: Alden Municipal Fueling System

Form of sharing: Joint purchase and distribution

Services affected: Fuel purchasing and distribution

Year started: 2000

Partners: Alden Central School, Town and Village of Alden

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Cost savings from having one fueling station vs. construction and maintainence of three.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Design and cost estimate

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? MOU with participants

Challenges: None

Benefits: School purchases all fuel and bills the town and village based on key card usage report

Impact on budget: Maintenance and repair costs are shared

Impact on labor: none

Impact on service: Improved service from modern distribution facility. Better cost control through detailed usage reporting.

Key contact: Michael Manicki, Mayor, Village of Alden ( 716-937-9216