County-Wide Shared Services Plan Timeline

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Creation of the Panel

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of each county (outside of NYC) convenes a Shared Services Panel within the county. The CEO shall serve as chair of the Panel. In addition to the CEO, the Panel must consist of the mayor of every city or village within the county, and the supervisor of every town within the county. The CEO may invite BOCES and/or Special Improvement Districts to participate on the panel. Upon invitation by the CEO, the governing body of the invited entity may accept the invitation by selecting, by a majority vote, a representative of the governing body to serve on the Panel.

No Later Than August 1, 2017
No Later Than August 1, 2017
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Development of the Initial Plan

The CEO shall regularly consult with, and take recommendations from all the representatives of the shared services Panel as well as the representative of each collective bargaining unit of the county and the cities, towns, and villages and other optional invited panel members.

Submission to the County Legislative Body

CEO shall submit the plan to the county legislative body. The plan must be accompanied by a certification as to the accuracy of the property tax savings. The following certification may be used: “By my signature below, I hereby certify that the savings identified and contained herein are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief”. Thereafter, the county legislative body shall review the Plan, and may, by a majority of its members, issue an advisory report with recommendations to the CEO.

No Later Than September 15, 2017
No Later Than September 15, 2017
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Modifying the Plan

Upon receipt of an advisory report from the county legislative body, the CEO may modify the Plan. If modified, the CEO shall produce an updated certification as to the accuracy of the property tax savings.

Public Hearings

The CEO, the county legislative body, and the Panel shall accept input and testimony on the Plan from the: public, civic, business, labor, and community leaders. To facilitate such input, a minimum of three public hearings shall be held within the county. All such public hearings shall be conducted prior to the submission of the county-wide shared services property tax savings plan to a vote of the shared services Panel. Public notice of all such hearings shall be provided at least one week prior in the manner prescribed in subdivision 1 of section 104 of the Public Officers Law. This process should begin as early as possible, as at least three public hearings must be conducted prior to the Panel vote.

Panel Votes on Plan Submitted by CEO

A majority vote of the Panel is required for approval of the Plan. Each Panel Member must state in writing the reason for his or her vote. However, prior to the vote each member of the Panel may remove any proposed action that affects their local government. Written notice of the removal will be provided to the CEO prior to the Panel-wide vote.

If the Plan is Approved:

The CEO shall finalize the Plan. 
The CEO shall submit to the Director of the Division of the Budget a certification of the Plan and its property tax savings plan.
The CEO shall disseminate the Plan to residents of the county in a concise, clear, and coherent manner using words with common and everyday meanings.
 
If the Plan Fails or is not Voted on:
 
The CEO shall release, to the public, a report on the proposal, including the vote of the Panel, the vote of each Panel Member and the reasons for their vote.
 
The CEO shall then follow the same procedures defined in this section to attempt to produce an approved county-wide shared services property tax savings plan by the deadlines required for 2018 (which are the same dates as in 2017).
 

 

No Later Than October 15, 2017
No Later Than October 15, 2017
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Public Presentation of the Plan

If the Plan was approved, public notice of such public presentation shall be provided at least one week prior in the manner prescribed in subdivision 1 of section 104 of the Public Officers Law.

Additional Infomation
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For complete details on the County-wide Shared Services Initiative, please refer to the Guidance Document.