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Village of Westfield (population 3224)

Name of service/government operation: Village of Westfield

Form of sharing: Highway / waste water

Services affected: Sharing of sewage cleaning/ purchased with shared services grant/ Resurfacing of streets, installing new water lines

Year started: 10 to 15 years ago

Partners: T/Westfield-T/Ripley-/Town Portland-Village Brocton-Village Mayville

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): To eliminate securing the services of private contractors and being required to pay prevailing wage. This has significantly reduced the operating costs of all municipalities involved

What planning process preceded the sharing? Joint meetings

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Gentleman's agreement with the exception of the purchase of sewer cleaning machine

Challenges: Arranging work schedules to accommodate the involved parties

Benefits: Cost savings

Impact on budget: Reduced operating expenses

Impact on labor: Nothing significance.

Impact on service: Improved overall service to residents

Key contact: David L. Carr, Mayor Village of Westfield