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Town of Alexander (population 2534)

Name of service/government operation: Assessment Services

Form of sharing: Alexander contracts with the Town of Batavia for Assessment services

Services affected: Assessment

Year started: 2012

Partners: Towns of Alexander and Batavia

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): An assessor was needed with a limited pool of eligible candidates

What planning process preceded the sharing? Reviewing cost of service and reviewing legal requirements

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Shared services agreement

Challenges: none

Benefits: To Alexander, a qualified assessor without overhead expenses. Better assessor availability

Impact on budget: for Alexander, reduced pension and payroll tax costs

Impact on labor: None. Previous assessor reduced the number of represented Towns from 5 to 4.

Impact on service: Improved

Key contact: Joseph Higley, Supervisor