Otsego County Wins Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition

Otsego County is one of six governments receiving $50,000 in state money for their proposals to generate taxpayer savings as part of Phase I of the Municipal Consolidation and Efficiency Competition.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the money will allow the county to further develop its plans to implement a series of projects designed to reduce the size of government and find operating efficiencies.

Phase I winners are eligible to compete this summer for the $20 million prize awarded to the municipality creating the most innovative plan for consolidation, dissolution, service-sharing and other cost-saving measures.