A pitch for savings-County presents consolidation application to state

ALBANY — Chautauqua County officials recently traveled to Albany to provide New York state officials with a presentation on the county’s submitted application for the final phase of the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition (MCEC). The MCEC is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mission to reduce the heavy property tax burden in New York state … Continue reading A pitch for savings-County presents consolidation application to state

State Shared-Service Plan Won’t Impact County’s Work

An item within the New York state budget is urging counties and local governments to search for shared services. The county, and the county executive specifically, would head the effort to bring together local leaders to formulate plans. The goal behind the idea is to alleviate a large tax burden that residents face. At the … Continue reading State Shared-Service Plan Won’t Impact County’s Work

County a finalist for $20M in regional grant funds

Chautauqua County and 23 local entities are positioned to compete for $20 million as part of a state competition to find the best government efficiency plan. On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Chautauqua County as one of six $50,000 recipients for plans they submitted through the first phase of the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition. … Continue reading County a finalist for $20M in regional grant funds

Regionalism will move county forward

County Executive Vince Horrigan is on the right track in making regionalism a priority. During his State of the County Address this past week, Horrigan announced the establishment of a Regional Solutions Commission, which will focus on shared services and consolidations. The panel, to be chaired by County Legislator George Borrello, will work to identify, … Continue reading Regionalism will move county forward