Senator Ranzenhofer Promotes Shared Municipal Services


LeRoy, N.Y.    State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) promoted shared municipal services at the LeRoy Highway Department last week.  The towns of LeRoy and Stafford purchased a truck hoe excavator in an effort to streamline government expenses without sacrificing the delivery of town services.


Senator Ranzenhofer strongly supports reducing the size of government through shared municipal services.  “Reducing government’s size and cost leads to saving money for the taxpayer.  The shared use of the truck hoe excavator allows LeRoy and Stafford to deliver services more efficiently and ultimately decreases the burden on local taxpayers,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  


Local town officials and County Legislators praised the towns’ initiative in decreasing costs.  “Shared services are the way of the future.  This Senate grant will allow LeRoy and Stafford to utilize a piece of equipment that would have been cost prohibitive to purchase on their own,” said Genesee County Legislator Jay Grasso.


The truck hoe excavator will be used to install water lines, replace drainage pipes, and maintain ditches.  The equipment was purchased from George & Swede Company, a local Pavilion business.  Retired Senator Mary Lou Rath provided funding for the equipment through a State Grant last year.  


Senator Ranzenhofer was elected to the New York State Senate in 2008.  The 61st District includes part of the city of Tonawanda, the Towns of Amherst, Clarence, Newstead, and Tonawanda in Erie County and all of Genesee County. 


Pictured (from left to right): Dave Uberty, LeRoy Town Supervisor Tim McCulley, Stafford Town Supervisor Bob Clement, Stafford Highway Superintendent Steve Boldt, Senator Mike Ranzenhofer, Genesee County Legislator Jay Grasso, LeRoy Highway Superintendent John Arneth, and Part Owner of George & Swede Company Greg Newell.