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


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From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marianne A. Blake
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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