Labor and equipment sharing for highway maintenance & highway construction across 5 counties

Type of Jurisdictions Involved:

County

Specific Jurisdictions Involved:

  • Adams County;
  • Marquette County;
  • Waushara County;
  • Waupaca County;
  • Green Lake County

County:

Adams

Region:

Central

Type of Agreement:

Cooperative Agreement

Implementation and Incubation:

  • Originally implemented in October 2006, it took about 6 months and included Adams, Marquette and Waushara Counties
  • It has since been expanded to include Green Lake and Waupaca Counties

Factors Involved:

  • An exisiting informal arrangement of sharing equipment and labor resources
  • Shrinking budgets and labor forces
  • The need to obtain expensive equipment and ensure maximum possible utilization

Benefits:

  • Continued cooperation in a formalized system
  • Ensuring that equipment that was purchased received as much utilization as possible
  • Maintaining the County resources necessary for winter and emergency work

Results:

  • All parties were very satisfied with this program
  • It has allowed more flexibility with regards to staffing, workloads and equipment purchases

Project Contact:

Ron Chamberlain,

Highway Commissioner Adams County

608-339-3355

rchamberlain@co.adams.wi.us

Contact:

Tom Dahlke

Commissioner Waushara County 

920-787-3327

waushhwy@centurytel.net


Dean Steingraber

Commissioner Waupaca County

715-258-7152

Dean.steingraber@co.waupaca.wi.us


Robert Podgorski

Commissioner

Green Lake County

920-294-4062

rpodgorski@co.green-lake.wi.us

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