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Town of Charleston (population 1373)

Name of service/government operation: county planning and payroll services

Form of sharing: joint services

Services affected: rebuilding of roads and payroll

Year started: 1990

Partners: montgomery county

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): We have no capability nor are we big enough to do it ourselves

What planning process preceded the sharing? We have always shared services with the county

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? This is a gentlemens agreement which we pay for it

Challenges: none

Benefits: finacial

Impact on budget: major

Impact on labor: not a lot

Impact on service: more economical

Key contact: Robert S Sullivan