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GO-TIME: DCED Collaboration Saves $140,000 per Year, Reduces Local Government Paperwork

first_img January 24, 2018 GO-TIME: DCED Collaboration Saves $140,000 per Year, Reduces Local Government Paperwork Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – A new system developed by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the Department of the Auditor General (AG) is making it easier for municipalities to receive state aid, according to the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME).“The new system allows municipalities to cut through the red tape when they apply and provides the auditor general with a faster, more streamlined process for distributing aid,” Secretary Davin said. “Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative consistently encourages departments to share information and work together to solve problems, which ultimately means better customer service. The municipal reporting system in one of several new technologies that DCED is sharing with other agencies and governments to reduce duplication and provide a better return for taxpayers”Pennsylvania saves taxpayers $140,000 annually since implementing the new tool, according to the Auditor General’s Office.“Going from a paper-based to electronic filing system streamlined submissions, improved efficiencies within my department and provided better customer service for municipal staff,” said Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. “We’ve heard from municipalities about the ease of the new system which simplifies the process while cutting down on data entry errors.Under Pennsylvania law, municipalities that wish to receive state aid for pensions and volunteer firefighter funding must apply to the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office by March 31 each year. Prior to 2017, all forms were submitted on paper. The new system streamlines reporting for municipalities and cuts processing time for the Office of Auditor General, which administers the program. The new online process is available on DCED’s Municipal Statistics website.Last year, over 2,500 municipalities in 66 out of 67 Pennsylvania counties received over $60 million in aid for their local volunteer firefighters’ relief associations in their communities. Additionally, over 1,400 municipalities received almost $290 million for their pension plans covering police officers, paid firefighters and non-uniformed employees. A 2 percent tax on out-of-state casualty and fire insurance premiums funds the program. More information about the Municipal Pension Reporting Program is available online at the Auditor General’s website.GO-TIME is working to modernize government operations to reduce costs and improve services. GO-TIME works with agencies to identify opportunities to share resources, collaborate and engage employees in transformation. Over the past three years, state agencies have achieved over $373 million in savings while also improving efficiency and customer service as part of GO-TIME. To learn more, go to www.governor.pa.gov/go-time.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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The North End Waterfront Neighborhood Council N

first_imgThe North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) covered various issues, including proposed sea planes and park improvements, as part of its monthly reports at the May 2019 meeting. Follow along with this video timeline and summary. (16:30) Resident Parking update by Jody Faller. The committee is following news from the Boston City Council that it is considering a new fee on resident parking permits.   (06:20) Carmine Guarino, Chair of the NEWNC Greenway Committee, shared upcoming events taking place on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway this Spring. See rosekennedygreenway.org for more information. The open market and farmers markets are now up and running. City Winery at Dewey Square and the Trillian beer garden at Rowes Wharf will open this week for the season. Plans are to use a Cessna Caravan, a nine-seat aircraft, for Boston-New York flights.(TAILWIND AIR SERVICE LLC) (05:00) Recognition of Michael Bonetti from Councilor Lydia Edwards office and Luigi Natale from Senator Joe Boncore’s office. (00:00 in video) Maria Lanza, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, discussed Mayor Walsh’s recently proposed budget and the specific investment initiatives dedicated to the North End. {See this post: Mayor’s Column: How We’re Investing in the North End] Highlighted projects include a $12.2 million for the renovation of Langone Park and Puopolo Playground starting this Summer, $3 million for the design phase of a new community center at the Mirabella bathhouse site, $1.5 million to study the physical condition of the North End Branch Public Library on Parmenter Street in anticipation of a renovation, $1.0 million to improve the tot lot at Christopher Columbus Park and $200 thousand to study ways to improve Cutillo Park on Morton Street. (07:50) Sea planes in Boston Harbor – As part of the Harborfront Alliance, NEWNC’s Ashley Leo and Tania Green attended a meeting on the operation of sea planes in the inner harbor. Cape Air airline has been doing test runs landing and taking off from the waterways between the Seaport and Logan Airport. The airline plans to offer multiple daily flights to New York’s East River at an estimated price point of $400 one way. Concerns raised at the meeting included the disruption of harbor sailing and ferry traffic. Despite assurances by the airline that the planes are running only over water, I asked why the test runs were going over the North End? Docking is expected to be at Pier 4 in the Seaport, although South Boston officials are objecting to the plan. (18:00) Kirsten Hoffman provided an update on the Friends of Cutillo Park. The Friends will be actively involved in supporting the recent funding by the city and state in anticipation of future renovations. A new exhibit featuring Cutillo Park is being featured at the Boston Pop-Up Gallery on the corner of N. Washington and Causeway Streets. All are welcome to join the Friends which meet on the last Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm at the Nazzaro Center.center_img A ribbon cutting is also scheduled for the completion of the Connect Historic Boston bike lane project on May 23rd, 12pm at the Blackstone Block on Union Street. [See the post.] Lanza also noted that the Eliot School’s new building at 585 Commercial Street will open this Fall, dedicated to middle school (6-8th grade) students. *Advertisement* (15:00) North End Yappy Hour is back! RUFF will be hosting at Battery Wharf Hotel’s patio, starting on May 29th, 5:30pm. See the flyer. (05:30) Pat Bova, Chair of the NEWNC Public Safety Committee, provided a report from Boston Police on recent crime incidents. BPD is reporting a 9% drop in crime over last year (18% drop in Part 1 serious crime reports). Last month, there were 5 larcenies and 3 arrests in the North End. Two significant projects are coming to an end including the Prado (Paul Revere Mall)renovation which will officially open on June 4th coincident withthe Mayor’s Coffee Hour. And this Fall, the North Square renovationshould be completed, including the center area where a new public art exhibitwill be installed. View the Community Calendar for thelatest updates on community meetings and local events.last_img read more

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