2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 2 - County Government
Chapter 27 - County Intergovernmental Cooperation Councils
§ 14-27-104 - Annual review of services.
(a) At least one (1) time annually, the county intergovernmental cooperation council shall review the delivery of services by the various local government subdivisions within the county in the following areas:
(1) Law enforcement services;
(2) Fire protection services;
(3) Jail facilities and correctional services;
(4) Ambulance and emergency medical services;
(5) Library services;
(6) Motor vehicle liability insurance;
(7) Workers' compensation coverage;
(8) Solid waste management services;
(9) Street, road, and highway repair and construction;
(10) Parks and recreation facilities and services;
(11) Planning and zoning services;
(12) Health and sanitation services;
(13) Public transit and transportation services; and
(14) Any other service area of local government.
(b) (1) The annual review of various services can occur at any or all meetings of the council during the year.
(2) Each service area shall be examined to determine whether or not the employees, equipment, or facilities of service areas could be shared to reduce cost or eliminated to avoid the duplication of services and whether or not the goods and services purchased individually in each of these areas could be purchased jointly or cooperatively to reduce the unit cost to all local governments within the county.
(3) If it is determined by the cooperation council that duplicative services exist and can be eliminated or that joint purchases could be made at reduced costs, this determination shall be reported to the governing body of the local government jurisdictions involved along with any recommendations for consolidation of services or purchases.
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