Sturgeon County & Town of Morinville meet again to discuss Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework
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Sturgeon County & Town of Morinville meet again to discuss Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework

January 29, 2019

Joint Statement: Morinville, AB – On Monday afternoon, the respective negotiating teams from Sturgeon County and the Town of Morinville held their second meeting to discuss better ways of delivering services through an Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework (ICF) mandated through the Modernized Municipal Government Act.

The negotiating teams reviewed the Alberta Government’s - Collaborative Framework Workbook that was developed to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities in order to ensure municipal services are provided to residents efficiently. They also discussed related governance agreements along with a list of existing agreements between the two municipalities.

The parties agreed that additional work needed to be done separately to review all the programs and services offered by both municipalities to identify both their respective priorities and impact to each municipality in preparation for the next meeting. The next meeting will be on February 20th.

“Time well spent comparing services offered by each municipality. This continuing process will assist us in determining the best use of resources for our residents,” said Sturgeon County Mayor, Alanna Hnatiw.

Mayor Barry Turner, states, “We are pleased to see this work progressing in an open and collaborative manner. Looking at the programs and services we deliver to our residents on a daily basis is an important step in our journey of finding efficiencies.”

Sturgeon County is represented by Mayor Alanna Hnatiw and Councillor Karen Shaw and Deputy Mayor Patrick D. Tighe. The Town of Morinville is represented by Mayor Barry Turner and Councillors Nicole Boutestein and Stephen Dafoe.

Background:

Under the Modernized Municipal Government Act, municipalities with common boundaries, must, within two years create a framework that:

  • Provides for the integrated and strategic planning, delivery and funding of intermunicipal services, such as water and waste water, solid waste, transportation, recreation and emergency services.
  • Stewards scarce resources efficiently in providing local services, and
  • Ensures municipalities contribute funding to services that benefit their residents.

For more information, please contact:

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

 

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