A Putnam County-wide Shared Services Panel, tasked with finding ways to increase government efficiency and reducing spending, met this week. The panel is looking into improving service delivery across Putnam County.
This week's meeting included roundtable discussions focusing on Public Works, Personnel Services, Dog Control and Shelters, Information Technology, and Tax Assessment. These discussions included the school district and local public works administrators, and focused on ways to increase inter-governmental cooperation throughout the County.
A municipal planning and consulting firm has been hired to draft the County-wide Shared Services Plan by August. It will then be reviewed by the County Legislature and be put up for a public hearing.