By Jaxon McGinn
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Sunny South News
The Town of Nobleford has requested that Lethbridge County partner with them on the Alberta Community Partnership Inter-municipal Collaboration Grant Application for the Regional Infrastructure Master Plan Project. The Town of Nobleford would be the managing partner. However, the grant application requires a Council resolution from each of the participating municipalities supporting the program.
“Basically, what they’re looking at is updating their one year infrastructure master plan and they’re looking at their existing infrastructure within the town where they’re looking at expanding how they’re going to service that and also how they can potentially have shared services to the county such as water, wastewater, and that’s where the regional component comes into play,” said Devon Thiele, Infrastructure manager.
Stated as part of the background information on this application, the Town of Nobleford and Lethbridge County “recognize the importance of well-maintained municipal infrastructure and want to ensure we are positioned to address future operational and infrastructure requirements through the development of a collaborative infrastructure master plan (IMP). The condition of municipal service delivery infrastructure is a critical element of municipal sustainability and is crucial for growth and attracting investment to the region.”
The Lethbridge County during there meeting on Oct.28 had moved the motion on supporting the Town of Nobleford managing partner submission of a 2020/21 Alberta Community Partnership grant application to support the Regional Infrastructure Master Plan project. There is no matching contribution required.
The agenda added that as per the Strategic Plan, one of the Strategic Pillars is “Strong Working Relationships,” which states Lethbridge County is “recognized as a trusted and effective partner across the region in the delivery of effective programs and services.
The County has strong working relationships with the provincial and federal governments, neighbouring municipalities, First Nations, the irrigation districts, the water co-ops, regional service providers, and research and training institutions.”
For further information about Lethbridge County, you can visit their website at LethbridgeCounty.ca
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