Norwell: Plymouth County Treasurer meets with officals to discuss regionalizing services

Plymouth County treasurer Tom O’Brien appeared before the Norwell board of selectmen Wednesday night, to talk about regionalizing services.

He went over a list of services such as recycling and animal control, which could benefit from regionalization under Plymouth County government.

O’Brien says one of those important services which is a top priority, is providing electricity on a regional basis.

“I think the first place we will explore, because everyone is asking us to do it, is electricity consumption. It’s clearly something that communities are looking for.  We’ve already begun and the commissioners have charged the administrator with that effort. Not surprisingly, there are lots of providers that are happy to be having conversations with us. I believe that’s something that will begin to materialize within the next 5 to 7 months. We would love for Norwell to participate in something like that”, O’Brien said.

O’Brien says he’ll continue to speak with communities in Plymouth County throughout the summer and then narrow down a few of the most requested services for regionalization.

O’Brien also invited town department heads to share their ideas about regionalization.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.