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Erie County, municipal governments move forward on shared services

Now that Erie County and other municipal governments adopted a Shared Services Plan designed to save taxpayers up to $4.5 million next year, County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said it's time to put the plan into action.

"Erie County and local governments will now begin to implement the initiatives included in this plan," said Poloncarz, in a presentation Monday at Erie Community College North.

A panel of officials from across Erie County – mayors, town supervisors and Poloncarz – came up with a list of at least 22 ways to work together to save taxpayer dollars.

Shared services efforts include county-town agreements for roadside grass cutting, municipal consolidation of dog control services, county-provided services for local property tax collection and billing and other efforts.

Read the Shared Services Plan: Erie County Shared Services Plan

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