In New York State, municipalities has varying levels of public safety services.
Communities considering improving efficiencies or making sustainable cost reductions in the area of public safety may be eligible for a Local Government Efficiency grant to assist with studying the feasibility of different options or to assist with implementation of a strategy.
Example: The Defreestville Fire Protection District and the North Greenbush Fire District #1 consolidated into a single town-wide fire district. The consolidation study and implementation plan were funded from the 2006 SMSI grant program.
Note: For Consolidations and Dissolutions initiated prior to March 21, 2010, please contact the Department of State for answers to any questions; by email at: LGEProgram@dos.ny.gov or by phone at: 518-473-3355 or 1-800-367-8488.
Resources & Publications
The Department of State and other state agencies have prepared a number of resources to help communities with improving efficiencies in public safety.
The Reorganization of Local Government (PDF, 4 pages)
Legal Framework for Providing Local Government Services » (NYS Assembly)
Studies & Reports
Through the Local Government Efficiency Grant program, communities have studied transportation issues.