Cayuga County Administrator J. Justin Woods presented an updated version of the draft shared services plan that included tax savings projections to the county Legislature at its July meeting.
At one of several required public presentations on the plan that brought together leaders from the county government, city of Auburn and the county’s towns and villages, Woods detailed preliminary numbers for how much money the plan’s major projects could save.
Any savings realized through the plan, which all counties save for New York City’s boroughs are required by the state to complete, will also be eligible for matching reimbursements by the state.
The first project listed, a joint purchasing system for supplies like salt for highway departments and vehicle parts, which would save money through combined purchasing power and volume, came with a projection of $200,000 and $300,000 for 2019 and 2020, respectively.
A plan to include town and village employees in the Cayuga County Health Care Consortium for insurance, which currently covers county and City of Auburn employees, anticipated $75,000/$100,000 in savings for 2019/2020.