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City of Beacon (population 15541)

Name of service/government operation: Tax Assessment

Form of sharing: Agreement that covers proportion of time

Services affected: tax assessment

Year started: 2008

Partners: East Fishkill, NY

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Cost savings

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Agreement between the two municipalities

Challenges: None

Benefits: Service without having to employ our own assessor

Impact on budget: We probably save in the neighborhood of $35,000 - 50,000 by sharing

Impact on service: Service levels are maintained

Key contact: Meredith Robson, City Administrator,