Question 1, Shared Services: Michael Nochimson Response

What specific cost-cutting or service-sharing tactic from another town would you like to bring to Verona and why?

The “shared service” model is a proven, cost-reduction strategy. When implemented successfully; it typically results in a 30% expense reduction annually. Verona has experienced similar results by leveraging of our IT and Building Inspector expertise.

Success in “shared-services” is realized when budget conditions, need and preparedness meet. The question is: Are we prepared to embrace shared-services?

As your councilman, I will be proactive in promoting shared services both within Verona and with our neighboring communities.

Importantly, Verona’s leadership in shared services will directly impact our towns future as new mandates from Trenton and Essex County are being pushed upon us.