Joint Engineering/Public Works Department (2019 LGAA)
Village of Ellicottville (Winner)
County: Cattaraugus County
Population: Less than 5,000
Village Hall: (716) 699-4636
The Village of Ellicottville’s Joint Engineering/Public Works Department is a prime example of successful municipal collaboration. It consolidated the Town Highway Division and the Village Department of Public Works, Water Division, Sewer Division, and Building/Code Enforcement Division into one Department. The Town/Village Engineer is a licensed engineer and serves as the department head. This project has not only saved taxpayers money, but it has improved communication with residents, reduced response times to resident concerns, improved service delivery and is expected to have a positive impact on long-term capital planning and preventative maintenance.