MAYVILLE – About 50 people attended a forum last night in Mayville that provided additional information into the county’s application for a $20 million state grant involving government consolidation and shared services.
According to the Post-Journal, the forum – which was hosted by the county executive Vince Horrigan and Regional Solutions Commission Chairman and county legislator George Borrello – highlighted 13 proposed projects that would be included in the application.
The projects’ list includes:
- Merging the Jamestown Police Department and the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office;
- Researching a possible merger between the Lakewood-Busti and Ellicott police departments;
- A comprehensive study on the delivery of fire services within the county;
- Dissolution of the village of Sinclairville;
- Consolidation of services among the towns of Gerry and Charlotte;
- Merging the Mayville, Dewittville and Hartfield fire departments;
- Sharing police and court facility in Dunkirk and Fredonnia;
- Sharing courts in the towns of Harmony and North Harmony sharing courts;
- Sharing a municipal facility for the Village of Lakewood and Town of Busti.
Several other north county proposals were also included in the outline.
The application detailing the projects and cost savings is due to the state June 28. The county is being assisted with the completion of the application by the Center for Governmental Research consulting firm. The winner will be announced in August.