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County Wide Shared Services Initiative


 

The Governor and members of the State Legislature enacted a State Budget including a provision that mandates the County Executive lead a panel comprised of all city, town and village executives in the creation of a county-wide shared services property tax savings plan. The County has been tasked with developing a long-term property tax savings plan that includes initiatives, such as shared services, the elimination of duplicative services, consolidation, or other efficiency activities that will result in recurring property tax savings.
 

In Dutchess County we have already been working together to reduce the total cost of government. Since 2013, the County has allocated almost $7 million through the Municipal Innovation Grant Program specifically designed to incentivize municipalities to share services, evaluate consolidation opportunities, establish a regional delivery of services, and implement other efficiencies. However, there is always more we can do, and we are engaged in an effort to move forward with this imposed state directive. 
 

The plan represents the hard work and dedication of all of our municipalities and participating school districts. Since April, we have held four panel meetings to develop the plan. See links below for presentations from the shared services panel meetings.

“The plan represents the hard work and dedication of all of our municipalities and participating school districts. Since April, we have held four panel meetings to develop the plan. View presentations from the shared services panel meetings.”

 

Dutchess County-Wide Shared Services Tax Savings Plan - Cover
Updated 9/13/2017: Download the Shared Services Tax Savings Plan - Final (.pdf)

 

Join us for a public presentation of the tax savings plan:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7PM

 

Locust Grove

2638 South Road, Poughkeepsie

 

SHARING SERVICES |  THREE YEARS OF COUNTY TAX CUTS

Through collaboration with municipal partners, we have transformed county government, increasing efficiency and cutting costs — delivering 3 consecutive county tax levy decreases.

Click on map to see how your community is implementing a Shared Services Plan.

 



 

Jessica White
Budget Director
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