Hi Marianne,

We do outsource our highway department.  The town pays the men as town
employees, but we contract the trucks and excavator.  The town owns it own
grader and loaders.  For more information on the pros/cons, please email me
directly @ [log in to unmask]


Jeannine Bennett


-----Original Message-----
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
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Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:54 AM
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Subject: Highway Dept. question



Is it legal for Vermont towns to outsource their highway department
functions to a private contractor?

Do any towns do this?  Is it cost effective?  Are the private contractors
mindful of citizens' needs.

Any comments on this would be greatly appreciated.

Marianne in Windsor


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