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Town of Canaan (population 1710)

Name of service/government operation: Code Enforcement Officer/ Building Inspector

Form of sharing: Intermunicipal Agreement

Services affected: Code Enforcement, Building Inspection, Zoning Enforcement

Year started: 2010

Partners: Towns of Canaan, Austerlitz, Hillsdale

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Hiring a full time professional, lowering costs

What planning process preceded the sharing? Budgets, forcasts, interviews

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Intermunicipal agreement, Town payments based on Budget divided by the number of parcels in each Town

Benefits: full time professional

Impact on budget: +13,000 in revenue, +10,000 in expenses

Impact on service: improved