Sturgeon County and Town of Morinville discuss Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework
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Sturgeon County and Town of Morinville discuss Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework

Joint Statement: Morinville, AB –Sturgeon County and the Town of Morinville joint Inter-municipal Affairs Committee (IAC), held a regularly scheduled meeting on October 15, 2018 to discuss matters of mutual interest, collaboration, inter-municipal communication and information sharing.

Topics included the Recreation Cost-sharing Agreement, and upcoming Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) deliberations (as legislated by the modernization of the MGA by the Province of Alberta).

The two municipalities agreed to work together through a collaborative ICF process intended to:

  •  provide for integrated and strategic planning, delivery and funding of intermunicipal services 
  • allocate scarce resources efficiently in the provision of local services
  • ensure municipalities contribute funding to services that benefit their residents

“Sturgeon County has 15 Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks to complete with neighbouring municipalities,” says Sturgeon County Mayor, Alanna Hnatiw.

“We value and recognize the importance of collaborating with our municipal partners to share services and find opportunities for efficiencies; innovation and teamwork will be required.”

“Morinville is poised to begin a collaborative process with our neighbour, that will see new opportunities explored in the way programs and services are delivered to our residents, and those in the region, in the most optimal way possible,” says Town of Morinville Mayor, Barry Turner.

The two municipalities also discussed the consideration of updating the Recreation Cost-sharing funding formula to allow for the new field house portion of the Morinville Community Recreation Facility as it is currently not part of the funding formula offered by Sturgeon County.

The Committee is scheduled to meet twice per year but has agreed to meet on a more frequent basis, with the intention to define a clear process for future collaboration so each party can have a full understanding of expectations regarding input, engagement, and consultation. Municipalities have until April 1, 2020, to complete the ICF.

 

Alanna Hnatiw Barry Turner
Mayor, Sturgeon County Mayor, Town of Morinville
780-939-8327 780-939-7850

 

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