Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas, a regional director for the Association of Towns and Villages, said the report helps local officials identify what local municipalities have in common.
"With all this information about land use regulations, zoning laws, different code laws, I think it will be very helpful for us as a group to apply for grants," Douglas said. "Right now the state is stressing shared services, by knowing what everybody has for services, it helps us when we're applying for actual grants."
Eighty-five communities participated in the study, which was led by the LA Group of Saratoga Springs. The Siena Research Institute, the Center for Government Research and the Technical Assistance Center of SUNY-Plattsburgh helped with research during the project.
Copies of the report may be obtained by contacting elected officials from Adirondack towns and villages. The report's executive summary can be viewed at www.aatvny.org