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Westchester Municipalities OK Shared-Services Plan That Will Save $6M

Municipalities voted 29-0 to share services in Westchester.
Municipalities voted 29-0 to share services in Westchester. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Westchester municipalities came together Friday morning at the Westchester County Center to unanimously approve a shared services plan 29-0 the county says will save nearly $6 million over the next few years.

“Sharing services is a means of controlling costs and saving taxpayers their hard-earned money,” said County Executive Rob Astorino. “It’s critical that we continue to work together to find more efficiencies and savings that can be passed on to taxpayers. The county is here to help its local partners deliver essential services in the most cost-effective ways possible.”

The state plans to match any of the savings. Shared services will mostly come through information technology initiatives, like having the county assist some municipalities with IT management, document scanning and storage and technology and software purchasing.

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