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Town of Jewett (population 953)

Name of service/government operation: Town of Jewett

Form of sharing: Intermunicipal Highway agreements

Services affected: Road paving and maintenance

Year started: Many years ago

Partners: Windham, Ashland, Lexington

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Allow the paving and maintenance of roads more efficiently because of ability to utilize more vehicles and workers

What planning process preceded the sharing? Highway Superintendents work out a schedule based on their paving/maintenance plans for the season.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Agreements among the participating towns

Benefits: Efficiency

Impact on budget: None

Impact on labor: More efficient utilization

Impact on service: Better quality roads

Key contact: Highway Superintendent