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Town of Burns (population 1180)

Name of service/government operation: Town of Burns Highway Dept.

Form of sharing: Road maintenance

Services affected: trucking and labor

Partners: Towns of Grove,Birdsall, Ossian, Allegany County

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Keeping costs to tax payers down by not having to purchase equipment and additional labor

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? The County has a contract with us and we have a gentlemen's agreement between Towns.

Challenges: scheduling times due to workloads and time constraints

Benefits: Not having to purchase more equipment and hire additional employees, less insurance costs

Impact on budget: substantial

Impact on labor: substantial

Impact on service: greatly improves our ability to complete larger projects at lower costs