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September 6th Public Hearing on Recommended County Shared Services Plan

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September 6th Public Hearing on Recommended County Shared Services Plan

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

On Wednesday, September 6th, the Tompkins County Shared Services Panel will again take public comment on Tompkins County’s recommended county-wide Shared Services Plan.

The public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 6th at Tompkins County Legislature Chambers, located at the Governor Daniel D. Tompkins Building, 121 E. Court Street (second floor), Ithaca.

The hearing will precede an expected formal vote by the Shared Services Panel at that meeting on whether to adopt the Plan and authorize County Administrator Joe Mareane to submit it to New York State.

The session is the third public hearing held to seek input from the public regarding the County’s Shared Services Plan, as is required under New York State’s County-wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan Law. The Shared Services Panel in July endorsed a draft version of the Plan, prepared by Administrator Mareane, and the County Legislature reviewed and added its endorsement August 15th. The Shared Services Panel, chaired by Administrator Mareane, is made up of all town supervisors, and city and village mayors within Tompkins County.

The recommended Shared Services Plan may be accessed at the Tompkins County Shared Services Initiative website: www.tompkinscountyny.gov/ctyadmin/sharedserviceinitiative.

The County-wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan Law, enacted as part of this year’s State Budget, required 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. The Shared Services Plan was to contain shared services and other cooperative arrangements among governments that, when implemented, will result in new property tax savings.

Under the law, the Shared Services Panel must vote on the final plan by September 15th.