Two villages and one town may soon share highway services with Chemung County

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The Town of Elmira and the Villages of Elmira Heights and Horseheads may soon be sharing highway services with Chemung County. It’s projected to save about $120,000 a year.

The three would be the latest municipalities to enter in this shared service agreement with other towns and villages.

The proposal was brought up during last Mondays’ County Legislature meeting.

The saved money could be used for police services, something Deputy County Executive Michael Krusen said is a financial strain.

“Those municipalities have additional fiscal stress as a result for providing that service, a very important service, but a very costly service,” Krusen said. “What we’ve done is said that’s an area that we need to provide additional resources to to make sure those municipalities continue to provide police services as well.”

Ultimately, Krusen said, it’s up to the town and villages to decide what the savings will be used for.

The move will be voted on during Monday night’s legislature meeting.

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