N.Y. Town, School District Collaborate on Grant Application

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Town of Penfield and the Penfield Central School District are seeking grant funding to help pay for a study that would evaluate the the possibility of building a shared services facility.

Both parties are now preparing a joint grant application to the New York State Department of State for a Local Government Efficiency (LGE) Grant to evaluate the feasibility of constructing a shared services facility on the town’s public works complex on Jackson Road.

The grant would cover 90 percent of the estimated $50,000 cost for completing a feasibility study, for which the district and the town would both contribute $5,000.

The feasibility study will explore the potential for cost savings, consolidation, and increased efficiency through the construction of a shared facility. It would also assess options for centralized storage of vehicles and equipment, development of a legal framework for a formal inter-municipal agreement for shared services, and a shared purchasing process for fuel, supplies and equipment.

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