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RFD- 4183 Business Items   Item #   11. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda   
Meeting Date: 01/25/2021  
Title:    Alberta Community Partnership Program Grant Application - Tri-Municipal Regional Plan - Screpnek
Department: Corporate Services  
Strategic Vision Element: This topic relates to all three of the City’s strategic vision elements contained in Council’s Strategic Plan Related Goal:

Information
Request for Decision Summary
In consideration of the work needed to implement the Tri-Municipal Regional Plan, the three partner municipalities are seeking approval from their respective Councils to put forward an application for grant funding to the Province of Alberta under the Alberta Community Partnership Program. 

Proposed Motion
That Council approve the submission of an application to the Government of Alberta, Alberta Community Partnership (Intermunicipal Collaboration) grant, in the amount of $200,000 for the purpose of aligning service systems, projects and agreements between the City of Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County as a result of work completed through the Tri-Municipal Regional Plan.
Background/Analysis
The Town of Stony Plain has submitted an application for grant funding from Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) Intermunicipal Collaboration grant to support opportunities for aligning service systems, projects and agreements between the the City of Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County as a result of work completed through the Tri-Municipal Regional Plan (TMRP). A Council resolution supporting participation in the application is a requirement for funding consideration.
 
The TMRP is scheduled for completion and presentation to the three municipal Councils in Q2 2021.  The purpose of this project is to advance the TMRP through laying the groundwork for service delivery improvement and regional collaboration projects. The activities that will be undertaken in support of the TMRP advancement are collaborative service delivery, development of shared investment projects, alignment of planning for improved operational efficiency, reduction of municipal red tape and enhancement of service benefits to regional citizens. The project outputs and expected results include the development of intermunicipal service sharing agreements, regional service delivery business plans, site and cost analysis, updates to existing bylaws, policies and service sharing agreements, update and alignment of service level standards, draft committee terms of reference, development of change management to support the three municipalities, and development of communication and public participation strategies.
 
The grant funding will be used to retain experts to facilitate and support the municipalities in the completion of the above noted activities. There is no requirement for fund matching for this grant. However, Administration will contribute time and effort to the project.
 
Motions of support for the project from each of the municipal partners are being put forward to the Councils on January 25 and 26, 2021. 
 
Options/Alternatives
N/A
Consultation/Engagement
N/A
Implementation/Communication
Details of this item, and the outcome of the Council decision, will be shared through the City's standard communication mechanisms. The response to the grant application will be announced to Council and the public later this year by the Government of Alberta.

If approved by the Councils, an application to the Alberta Community Partnership program for $200,000 will be requested to support regional collaboration with the Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County through the advancement of the Tri-Municipal Regional Plan.
Impacts
N/A
Attachments
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