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Ticonderoga to review town operations

Greater efficiency, costs savings sought

Ticonderoga will attempt to operate more efficiency in 2014. A committee plans to review and analyze Ticonderoga’s departments and services this year with an eye toward making them more effective and less costly.

Ticonderoga will attempt to operate more efficiency in 2014. A committee plans to review and analyze Ticonderoga’s departments and services this year with an eye toward making them more effective and less costly.

— Ticonderoga will attempt to operate more efficiency in 2014.

“The future of government services is to increase productivity, to work smarter and not harder,” said trustee Wayne Taylor, a member of the town operational efficiency committee, during the January town board meeting.

Chattie Van Wert, committee chairwoman, said her panel plans to review and analyze Ticonderoga’s departments and services this year with an eye toward making them more effective and less costly.

The committee will meet with town employees to gather their input, she said.

“We need to hear from our employees,” she said. “They know our operations best. They’re the people who do the work.”

Involving employees in the process will also make it more likely workers will accept potential changes.

“We’ll need their (employees) support if we are to implement changes,” Van Wert said. “We need to work together.”

Taylor also invited Ticonderoga residents to be part of the review process. He encouraged people to contact town officials or to attend meetings of the operational efficiency committee if they have suggestions.

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