Cooperation: An Award Winning Effort
Public Policy Form awards the North Shore communities with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Award for the combined efforts leading to the new North Shore Dispatch facility.
The Bayside Communications Center is now fully up and running. After 702 days of developing agreements, contracts, construction, networking, and so on, the Center is operational and serving all seven North Shore communities, as well as the North Shore Fire Department. Things sure have come a long way; and within 10 years, we will experience a projected cost savings of $4 million among the seven north shore communities.
Recently, the Public Policy Forum informed the participants it would be presenting the eight entities, led by the Village of Bayside, with the Intergovernmental Cooperation Award for the efforts to consolidate the North Shore Dispatch.
The Village will be recognized next Tuesday by the Public Policy Forum at their 20th annual Salute to Local Government, which recognizes local governments and school districts for innovation, partnership and cooperation, as well as individuals in government and school districts for excellence and lifetime achievement.
The award marks the third bestowed upon Bayside in the past four years. The Village was previously recognized in 2011 for "Innovative Response to Tough Budget Times" (Green Practices, Sensible Solutions) and in 2009 for Effective Use of Technology/Managing for Results.