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Public Hearing on Draft County Shared Services Plan July 19th

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Public Hearing on Draft County Shared Services Plan July 19th

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

On Wednesday, July 19th, the Tompkins County Shared Services Panel will invite public comment on Tompkins County’s draft county-wide Shared Services Plan.

The public hearing will be held on July 19th, 5:30 p.m., at Tompkins County Legislature Chambers, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building, 121 E. Court Street (second floor), Ithaca.

The July 19th session is the second of at least three such public hearings that will be held to seek input from the public regarding the County’s Shared Services Plan. The Tompkins County Shared Services Panel, chaired by County Administrator Joe Mareane, is made up of all town supervisors, and city and village mayors within Tompkins County. Representatives of school districts within the county also have been invited to participate.

The Shared Services Panel on July 5th endorsed the draft Plan, prepared by Administrator Mareane, which will be the focus of the July 19th hearing. The draft Shared Services Report may be accessed at the Tompkins County Shared Services Initiative website:

This year’s New York State Budget enacted the County-wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan Law, which requires the chief executive officer of each of the 57 counties outside of New York City to convene a panel of public officials to develop, publicly deliberate, and vote upon county-wide shared services property tax savings plans. A Shared Services Plan is to contain shared services and other cooperative arrangements among governments that, when implemented, will result in new property tax savings.

The law requires the County Administrator, with input from the Shared Services Panel, to develop the Shared Services Plan and submit it to the County Legislature for review by August 1st, and the Panel to vote on a final plan by September 15th.