MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan will hold three public hearings on the County’s Shared Services Plan as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2017 Countywide Shared Services Initiative (CWSSI).
The hearings will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk; Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the County EMS Office, 2 Academy St. in Mayville; and Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the CCIDA Board Room, 201 W. Third St. in Jamestown. Each hearing will include a brief presentation of projects and an opportunity for county citizens to ask questions and give input on the plan.
“After months of work and collaboration developing our Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition (MCEC) grant application, we’ve explored those projects further and developed a new project to present the state with a comprehensive, three-year shared services plan for Chautauqua County,” said Horrigan.
The CWSSI was proposed by Cuomo this spring, and adopted by the New York State Legislature as part of the 2018 State Budget. The initiative established panels in each county across the state and each panel is convened by the county executive and is made up of all the mayors and supervisors in the county. The panel is tasked with developing a shared services plan, which must be reviewed by the County Legislature for comment, presented to the public for comment, and ultimately voted on by the panel before being sent to the New York State Division of Budget. Projects which materialize actual savings in 2018 will be eligible for a 1:1 match of state funding to the local municipalities.
For more information, contact the County Executive’s Office at (716) 753-4211.