Village Of Lake George
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VILLAGE-TOWN SHARED SERVICES ANNOUNCED

February 20, 2018
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Summary:
Shared Services with the Town of Lake George Benefit All
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Village and Town of Lake George officials have found another way to share services utilizing existing departments to save their taxpayers’ money.

                Under a new Shared Services agreement the Town’s fully-staffed Building and Grounds department will take over supervision and cleaning of the Village’s two public restrooms as well as cleaning the Village’s buildings.

                The Village’s existing Beautification and Landscaping crew will take over maintenance of the Town’s new Gateway Project and “Welcome” corner at Route 9 & 9N.

                The Village will hire long-time Master Gardner Judy Geawar to supervise other employees to landscape all the medians and plantings in the Project in additions to all the Village’s flowerbeds, shrubs, trees, etc. Ms. Gearwar plantings in the Village have been recognized over the years for several awards.

                The Town’s Buildings and Grounds Superintendent, Jim Martino, will supervise Town employees in caring for the Village’s new set of public restrooms in Shepard Park and at the Visitor Center as well as cleaning and sweeping the walkways and main street.

                The Shared Service agreement is expected to raise the level of service in both areas with experienced crews dedicated to making the Town and Village a pleasant, pleasing and welcome place to reside and visit.

                “This agreement utilizes two excellent, experienced employees, Mr. Martino and Ms. Geawar and puts them to work for both municipalities,” Mayor Blais said.

                This agreement expands several others already in place between the Village and Town including: Justice Court, Assessor, Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement, Fire Protection, Sanitation, Water and Recreation.

                “The cooperation between the Town and Village is extraordinary across the state and creates several thousand dollars in savings to our taxpayers,” said Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson.

                Questions call 518-668-5771 x8

 

Municipal Customary Service

Town

Village

Shared

How

Water Dept.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Village provides weekend inspections

Highway Dept.

Yes

Yes

No

 

Fire Dept.

No

Yes

Yes

Village provides protection by contract

Buildings, parks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Share employees for maintenance

Recreation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Joint Committee

Sanitation

No

Yes

Yes

Village maintains Town’s district by contract

Courts

Yes

No

Yes

Town Justices (2) & share Village’s parking tickets admin.

Planning & Zoning Adm.

Yes

No

Yes

Town provides service

Code Enforcement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Town & Village share

Police Dept.

No

No

No

Utilize County & State

Occupancy Tax Awards

Yes

Yes

Yes

Joint Committee

 


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