As for the statement that new utility billing software is needed? This is an assumption by others since we do not do "joint" billing with Greencastle. Why would Antrim change their modern software that is compatible and integrates with Antrim's financial software? If there was one "Greencastle-Antrim Operating Water and Sewer Authority" true operational savings would be realized. This decision, however, takes about 23 elected (Mayor, Council, Supervisors) and appointed (Greencastle and Antrim Township Water / Sewer Authorities) men and women to come to fruition.
On several occasions, Dhillon references Guilford Township. Guilford Township has a separately operated Guilford Township Sewer Authority and Guilford Water Authority. Did he speak to these folks? If not, why not? Did he speak to any other municipalities in Franklin County and beyond? If he did speak with other municipalities, why aren't they mentioned on this report? Could it be that they said what Dhillon did not want to hear? Various writings in the component section of the Request for Proposal dated February 28, 2008 were not done. There are a total of 22 municipalities in Franklin County and over 2,500 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dhillon also references discussions with Greencastle Borough. Was he aware of discussion between Antrim Township and Greencastle department heads, 100% cooperation on projects, and how they could brainstorm the positives and challenges of shared services? These are the men and women that work in these services 40 + hours per week and are the local experts.