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Councilman Dave Greenspan Announces Sept.15th Town Hall Meeting Featuring Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost

9/15/2016

Focusing on the ShareOhio Program


Rocky River, OH – Cuyahoga County Councilman Dave Greenspan will host a Town Hall Meeting on September 15h, at 7:00 pm at the Rocky River Public Library featuring Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost who will discuss the ShareOhio initiative that enables communities to share resources and save taxpayer dollars.

ShareOhio was implemented in 2014 by the Auditor of State, allowing municipalities the ability to share capital equipment that would otherwise be underutilized. The project was created in response to a 2012 Equipment Utilization Study of 24 local governments in Lake County that revealed a 3 percent operational rate for some equipment. As a result, local governments can enter equipment into the ShareOhio database for the purposes of lending or borrowing from other nearby entities. The database also provides for inventory tracking and monitoring of equipment usage.

“ShareOhio.gov makes it easy for governments to find savings,” Auditor Yost said. “Everyone can benefit from sharing equipment with their neighbors.”

At the Regular Council Meeting on August 9th, County Council voted to participate in ShareOhio that would allow Cuyahoga County’s political subdivisions to share equipment with neighboring communities. This program has the potential to eliminate costly purchases of equipment that many communities normally would be unable to afford. Cuyahoga County has already identified several pieces of equipment to be placed in the new Public Works Shared Services Program.

“The notion of sharing equipment facilitates better utilization of current resources and helps to meet the service needs of our communities,” states Councilman Dave Greenspan.

All Cuyahoga County residents are encouraged to attend.

WHAT:      County Councilman Dave Greenspan’s Town Hall Meeting  
                  Featuring Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost

          

WHEN:     Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7 PM
 
WHERE:   Rocky River Public Library 
                  1600 Hampton Road
                  Rocky River, Ohio 44116