Cryan Bill To Promote More Shared Services To Control Property Taxes Approved By Assembly

municipal building tlsA resolution to promote more shared services among the state’s municipalities, counties and school boards to combat property taxes, was approved 74-0 Monday by the Assembly. The bill, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan, urges county and local governments to meet with each other regularly to discuss shared services and efficiencies.

“We know local governments have done a lot to promote shared services in recent years, but regular discussions amongst themselves with the goal of formulating and communicating shared service opportunities is a must,” said Cryan (D-Union). “Anything that can promote cooperation and open the door to more shared services opportunities is a good thing.”

The resolution also suggests that the Departments of Community Affairs and Education should provide guidance and assistance, where requested, to foster the sharing of services and collaboration of efforts to address local needs.

“If we’re to use shared services and efficiencies to control property taxes, then we also need regular conversations about how best to do it,” Cryan said. “Local governments need to be meeting and talking constantly.” TLS.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. So Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan’s bill passes unanimously!, URGING local government to meet & discuss shared services.
    Probably included is the funding of an entire new, wasteful Authority. Just talk, talk, talk as they have for the past 30 years.

    But when someone will ask Mr. Cryan, “Sir, What are you doing about reducing spending and property taxes?” he can proudly point to this important masterpiece of legislation that solely He sponsored!
    Thanks for looking out for us, Mr. Majority Leader.

  2. Mayor Langert started shared services with the BOE last year. Working together we saved the tax-payers thousands of dollars. This policy has continued under committee member Mr. Ray Coles and the DPW.

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