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Unformatted text preview: Local Government Management Guide Intermunicipal Cooperation State of New York Of f ce of the State Comptroller Division of Local Government and School Accountability November 2003 Table of Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................ 1 Overview ................................................................................................................ 1 Part I – Recommended Practices ........................................................................ 2 Part II – Conducting a Cooperative Study .......................................................... 8 Part III – Keeping The Momentum .......................................................................12 Part IV – Stakeholder Identification ....................................................................13 Part V – Communication ......................................................................................15 Part VI – Transitional Meeting .............................................................................16 Part VII – Project Reporting .................................................................................17 Part VIII – Implementation ....................................................................................18 Part IX – Conclusion ............................................................................................19 Part X – How Can the Office of the State Comptroller Help? ............................19 Part XI – Appendices: Appendix A – Cooperation-Related Websites .............................................21 Appendix B– Available Resources ..............................................................22 Appendix C– Sample Organization Chart ...................................................24 Appendix D– Mission Statement .................................................................25 Appendix E– Stakeholder Form ..................................................................26 OSC Central Office Listing ..................................................................................... 29 Intermunicipal Cooperation- 1 Intermunicipal Cooperation Introduction Intermunicipal cooperation can help municipalities increase effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of services. As municipal responsibilities become increasingly complex and demanding, municipalities should continually seek out the best way to provide the services needed by their communities. One tool to assist in addressing this challenge is intergovernmental cooperation. Overview This chapter is intended to provide information on the following: • A brief overview of the legal authority for cooperative ventures, • How to get started on the “right foot,” • How to conduct a cooperative study, • How to keep the enthusiasm going, • How to identify the “stakeholders,” • How to effectively communicate with the participants, • What to include in project reports,...
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