We have successfully saved taxpayers money by identifying collaborative opportunities for shared services between local governments. In 2016, we formulated a shared services/government efficiency plan. We showed savings of $1,278,932 (2017), $1,256,472 (2018), and $1,239,626 (2019). Here are some examples:
• Community Choice Aggregation – joined with other communities to give residents the option to purchase electricity at a lower cost.
• Energize Somers/New Castle – joined with other communities to give residents the option to purchase solar panels at a lower cost
• New Castle United for Youth – a coalition of parents, Town, CCSD, businesses, faith groups, civic groups and others to help place more young people on the path toward success and enable them to live healthier and safer lives. They received a $625,000 grant!
• We have emergency connections going to Bedford, Mt. Kisco & Ossining.
• Millwood Water Treatment Plant is a joint venture with Pleasantville
• Water Operations Project with Mount Kisco – joined with them in a grant opportunity to consolidate water operations
• Inter Municipal Agreements to provide water to neighboring communities – the Town of Yorktown, Mt. Pleasant, & North Castle Mount Pleasant
• Westchester EMS Consortium with other Westchester Communities to provide Advanced Life Support Services to our residents.
• Mid-Hudson Ambulance – Consortium with Ossining, and Croton to provide Advanced Life Support services to our residents.
• POMCO – Health Care Consortium with other municipalities and school districts helps us to keep our health care costs under control.
• Refuse Agreement with Chappaqua Central School District for refuse collection
We will continue to explore shared services opportunities with neighboring towns and our local school districts.