After months of collaboration among the cities, towns and villages of Oneida County, a county-wide shared services savings plan has been finalized.

The Oneida County Shared Services Panel was overseen by county Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and made up of the representatives of several municipalities.

While the plan approved by the panel will result in some moderate savings in 2018, it set the framework for multiple future shared services including code enforcement; records management and county-wide purchasing and the consolidations of town courts; youth and recreations services; lighting districts and public works salt storage and production, according to a news release.

“I am very proud of how the leaders of our local governments were able to come together in this unprecedented collaborative effort to save our taxpayers money,” Picente said.

The fiscal year 2018 New York State Budget enacted the County-wide Shared Services Property Tax Savings Plan Law that required the chief executive officer of each of the 57 counties outside of New York City to convene a panel of public officials to develop, publically deliberate and vote upon county-wide shared service savings plans.

Plans submitted in 2017 and 2018 are eligible to receive a match from the state on their net savings.