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Sullivan County to Share IT Services with Liberty

COUNTY OF SULLIVAN
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY MANAGER
SULLIVAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER
100 NORTH STREET
PO BOX 5012
MONTICELLO, NY 12701

Liberty, NY – In the latest example of cost-effectively sharing resources with towns and villages, Sullivan County and the Town of Liberty this week inked an agreement that will provide County IT (Information Technology) services to the Town.

“I’m pleased the County can provide real savings for Town taxpayers, and I thank Town Supervisor Brian Rourke and the Liberty Town Board for their initiative and collaboration,” remarked County Manager Josh Potosek.

“This pilot project has the potential to save the Town thousands of dollars over the next few months, as we anticipate it costing less than our current tech solution,” Supervisor Rourke affirmed. “I’m very pleased the County is willing to work with us to achieve what we hope will be a durably cost-effective approach to our growing IT needs.”

The agreement is an outgrowth of the Shared Services Panel and is retroactive to May 2018, running through December 2018. In exchange for a monthly payment from the Town, the County will provide two IT employees at the town hall in Liberty for eight hours a week, helping troubleshoot issues and recommending upgrades and best practices. The County will also review Town processes to identify any opportunities to jointly purchase hardware and software.

“This step forward in serving taxpayers could become a model for the County’s relationship with other towns and their IT goals,” noted Legislature Chairman Luis Alvarez. “As a Liberty taxpayer myself, I look forward to both the cost savings and the procedural efficiencies this initiative will introduce. If it’s as successful as I think it’s going to be, I hope to repeat it with other towns and villages.”