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City of Oneonta (population 13901)

Name of service/government operation: Fire and Ambulance provided to the Town of Oneonta

Form of sharing: Professional staff to provide covereage

Services affected: Fire and Ambulance

Partners: City of Oneonta and Town of Oneonta

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Provide professional full time staffing for calls to the Town of Oneonta residents.

What planning process preceded the sharing? don't really know, before my tenure

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? MOU between the City and Town

Challenges: Costs continue to rise, town residents don't want to pay more for services.

Benefits: The City derives revenue which helps offset the operating costs so that we can afford to have an ambulance service and paid fire fighters.

Impact on budget: Revenue source that pays approximately one third of the department expenses.

Impact on labor: Expanded staffing to cover additional call volumes.

Impact on service: Have the ability of the city to continue to provide professional service.

Key contact: Meg Hungerford, Director of Finance