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Village of Hudson Falls (population 7281)

Name of service/government operation: Village of Hudson Falls

Form of sharing: Shared Code Enforcement Officer

Services affected: Village and Town Code Enforcement

Year started: 2010

Partners: Village of Hudson Falls and Town of Kingsbury

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Town of Kingsbury lost their Code Enforcement Officer which provided an opportunity for the muni's to look at "sharing" one officer. The Village employs the CEO while the Town reimburses 1/2 of the expenses.

What planning process preceded the sharing? Meetings and discussions. The CEO also performed the duties of the both muni's during the illness of the prior CEO for the Town.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Intermunicipal Agrement is in place which is reviewed periodically

Challenges: 2 Different Zoning Regs, time management

Benefits: Costs

Impact on budget: Positive - $20,000 - $30,000 savings per year estimated.

Impact on service: During peak building season time constraints to address quality of life issues may suffer at times, but little complaints have been received.