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Village of Ossining (population 25060)

Name of service/government operation: Engineering service

Form of sharing: IMA

Services affected: Village and Town Engineering

Year started: 2012

Partners: Village and Town of Ossining

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Save Town tax money

What planning process preceded the sharing? Negotiations of services required and financial consideration of monies and engineering; approval by both Boards

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? IMA

Challenges: To provide an agreement, beneficial to both municipalities, while adequately compensating Village Engineer

Benefits: Greater coordination of shared municipal projects and uniformity between municipalities; shared facilities

Impact on budget: Negligible

Impact on labor: Additional responsibility to existing Village personnel

Impact on service: Improved bi-municipal coordination

Key contact: Village of Ossining Engineer Paul Fraioli