Sexsmith and the City of Grande Prairie’s joint application to the Alberta Community Partnership program has been approved.
They will now get $100,000 for their Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework project.
A consultant will be engaged with the money received.
Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework will be part of the changes to the Modernized Municipal Government Act, or Bill 21.
“We are pleased to partner with the Town of Sexsmith on this project,” said Bill Given, Mayor of Grande Prairie. “Preparing a framework will be a complex process so it’s important to begin work as soon as possible to make sure our communities are prepared.”
“This grant allows us to undertake essential work, with the assistance of a consultant, that will be required later on,” said Sexsmith Mayor, Claude Lagace. “It’s beneficial to work with the City of Grande Prairie and we hope other municipalities participate in our deliberations as a regional partnership.”
Wembley, Beaverlodge, Hythe and the County of Grande Prairie have also been invited to join the City and Sexsmith for Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework discussions.