The purpose of establishing the Intermunicipal Collaboration Committee (ICC) is to generate continued success in both current and future joint endeavours. To clarify, this committee is not intended to reduce municipal autonomy, replace current joint governance or servicing agreements, or duplicate the work of other council committees. The ICC will collectively approach the identification, review and implementation of regional projects. The intent of ICC is to promote the sharing of resources, expertise, and the risk and benefits associated with coordinating joint projects. These collaborative efforts include but, are not limited to, those special projects for which grant funding has been obtained or for which the partners are attempting to obtain grant funding.
The ICC will enhance awareness of each municipality’s respective challenges and priorities and will create a mechanism for the partnering municipalities to submit ideas for regional grant consideration; this will substantially benefit the St. Paul – Elk Point Region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a framework for the St. Paul – Elk Point Regional Partnership to establish principles and processes for direct communication to support the partnership within the ICC and further, to provide a formalized process to continue past collaborations and to promote fellowship.
The first ICC meeting is scheduled for July 5.