Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Steering Committee – October 25, 2018
- On October 25, 2018, the City of Medicine Hat, Town of Redcliff, and Cypress County Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) Steering Committee held its third meeting. The ICF Work Plan, that outlines the process and strategies to address the specific ICF Municipal Services Areas, has been approved. This Plan includes:
- A project budget of up to $260,000, with $200,000 coming from an Alberta Community Partnership Grant, and each municipality contributing $20,000.
- Set timelines to examine and address each Municipal Service Area.
- A goal to adopt an ICF Agreement by all three municipalities by April 1, 2020.
- The ICF Steering Committee reviewed each municipality’s 50 – Year Vision as it relates to the current Tri- Area IDP policies. Further amendments will be considered when the Tri-Area IDP is formally reviewed.
- The roles and responsibilities for a Project Manager responsible for both the ICF Agreement and for amending the current Tri-Area Intermunicipal Development Plan (Tri-Area IDP) have been drafted. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be advertised shortly so that the Project Manager can be hired by the end of November.
- Transportation will be the next priority Municipal Services Area to be addressed.
- The next ICF Steering Committee meeting will occur on December 13, 2018.
- The ICF Steering Committee will continue to provide regular updates to each of the respective Councils and to the public.
Key Messages – ICF Steering Committee August 23, 2018
- On August 23, 2018 City of Medicine Hat, Cypress County and Town of Redcliff Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) Steering Committee held its second meeting and adopted a Terms of Reference (TOR) which will guide the Committee through negotiations leading to the successful adoption of a new Collaboration Framework.
- This process will see the municipal partners revisit current arrangements and consider new agreements for regional service delivery in the areas of:
- Waste Water
- Solid Waste
- Emergency Services
- The ICF Steering Committee includes municipal Council Members from the City of Medicine Hat, Cypress County and Town of Redcliff. The Committee will be meeting regularly over the next 20 months to prepare the ICF.
- The ICF must be adopted by April 1, 2020 and will facilitate more effective and efficient delivery of a variety of services within the region.
- The Steering Committee’s work will build on the previous Intermunicipal collaborative efforts like the current Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP). The IDP will be updated concurrently with the preparation of the ICF.
- This process is supported by an Alberta Community Partnerships (ACP) grant in conjunction with equal contributions by the municipal partners.
- The Steering Committee will be reporting their respective Councils and the community on a regular basis.