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County Wide Shared Services Initiative


The Governor and members of the State Legislature enacted a State Budget including a provision that mandates the County Executive lead a panel comprised of all city, town and village executives in the creation of a county-wide shared services property tax savings plan. The County has been tasked with developing a long-term property tax savings plan that includes initiatives, such as shared services, the elimination of duplicative services, consolidation, or other efficiency activities that will result in recurring property tax savings.

In Dutchess County we have already been working together to reduce the total cost of government. Since 2013, the County has allocated almost $7 million through the Municipal Innovation Grant Program specifically designed to incentivize municipalities to share services, evaluate consolidation opportunities, establish a regional delivery of services, and implement other efficiencies. However, there is always more we can do, and we are engaged in an effort to move forward with this imposed state directive. 

The plan represents the hard work and dedication of all of our municipalities and participating school districts. Since April, we have held four panel meetings to develop the plan. See links below for presentations from the shared services panel meetings.

May 18th, 2017 — Presentation (.pdf)

June 1st, 2017 — Presentation (.pdf)

June 19th, 2017 — Presentation (.pdf)

July 18th, 2017 — Presentation (.pdf)

Residents are invited to join Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro at the following public hearings in August to hear comments and feedback on the County's proposed shared services plan.

Dutchess County-Wide Shared Services Tax Savings Plan - Cover
Download the Shared Services Tax Savings Plan - Draft (.pdf)

Wednesday, August 2nd 7:00 p.m.
Dover Town Hall
126 E Duncan Hill Rd, Dover NY 12522

Wednesday, August 30th 6:00 p.m.
Wappinger Town Hall
20 Middlebush Rd, Wappinger NY 12590

Thursday, August 31st 10:00 a.m.
Dutchess County Legislature Chambers
22 Market St, Poughkeepsie City NY 12601 


Jessica White
Budget Director
Dutchess County Seal