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Westchester unanimously votes to approve plan for shared services in county

Plan could save taxpayers about $6 million over the next few years

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Villages and towns across Westchester have given the green light to a plan that could save taxpayers about $6 million over the next few years.

A new state law passed earlier this year requiring municipalities to save funds by sharing services has many local municipalities scrambling for ways to save money.

In Westchester County, however, they're ahead of the curve. The county came up with a shared services guide in 2013.

On Friday, the county's shared services panel voted to unanimously approve a plan for all the county's villages and towns to follow. Friday's vote is part of a state requirement to cut costs.

The shared services mainly deals with technology, software and IT management. The sharing helps save the county money and reduce government redundancy.

In Westchester, it has also helped lower the tax levy.

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