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Interlocal Advisory Center
Reference tools to assist in researching the feasibity of establishing and the process of implementing and maintaining shared service agreements.

Library of Sample Agreements

Library of Ordinances & Shared Service Agreements
A library of resolutions and agreements from municipalities throughout New Jersey; searchable by catergory or municipality.

Interlocal Legislation

  • The Norcross Bill is known as the Common Sense Shared Service Act.  P.L. 2013, c.166.
  • Amendments made to the original Uniformed Shared Service Bill (NJSA 40A:65-1 to 40A:65-34) are as follows:
    • P.L. 2008, c. 29
                     Section 101 amended NJSA 40A:65-11

                     Section 102 amended NJSA 40A:65-19
                     Section 103 amended NJSA 40A:65-27
    • P.L. 2011, c. 55
                     Section 1 amended NJSA 40A:65-25
  • 2007 Chapter Laws: A15 (HTML PDF) which establishes the "Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission" and measures for local government efficiency. A4 (HTML PDF) which implements CORE proposals, user friendly budgets and a revision of title and duties for county superintendents of schools.
  • Consolidated Municipal Services Act (NJSA 40:48B)

Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission (LUARCC)
The Local Unit Alignment, Reorganization and Consolidation Commission, or LUARCC, was established in 2007 study and report on the structure and functions of county and municipal government. Visit this page for information on the Commission, its members and additional resources. A listing of LUARRC publications can be found here.

Interlocal Resources

Shared Services Resources
A lisiting of resources provided by the NJ Department of Local Government Services; including the coversheet for submitting agreements to the NJDCA.

The Pros and Cons of Sharing Services
A copy of the PowerPoint presented during a 2013 NJLM Annual Conference session.

How to Perform a Shared/Consolidation Review
A step guide in performing a shared services feasibility study. Written by Bob Casey, Member of LUARCC and published in NJ Municipalities magazine. Vol. 86, No. 5, May 2009.

Joint Legislative Committee on Government Consolidation and Shared Services

Shared Services and Municipal Efficiencies (PowerPoint)

Shared Services and Municipal Consolidation: Pursuing Careful Assumptions and Grounded Studies
A whitepaper published by the NJLMEF on municipal consolidation.

Reducing Property Taxes by Reducing Local Costs of State Mandates

Q&A with the League's Shared Services Consultant
Gregory Fehrenbach's answers to basic questions on sharing services.

Suggestions to further Intra and Interlocal Cooperation

Strengthing Relationships through School/Municipal Partnerships
PowerPoint presentation from a 2006 League Conference session.

Interlocal Cooperation Success Stories
NJSSA PowerPoint presentation presented during a 2008 League Conference session on

Shared Services in School Districts
Created by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), an area where school districts can share successful initiatives.

The Relationship of the Cost of Local Government and Municipal Size in New Jersey
A white paper published by the NJLMEF December 2014.

The Art of the Possible: School Board/Municipal Government Cooperation
This publication discusses some of the challanges and benefits of sharing services between school boards and local governments.  It also discusses the results of a study conducted, and makes recommendations for the implementation of shared services. Please note that although this publication was originally published in 1982, many of the issues discussed are still relevant today. 

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Updated: 10/19/2017

 

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