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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
8 Articles found | Joint Powers/Mutual Aid
December 2018 | Article | Uploaded in:
Regardless of the operating structure, the joint powers entities or arrangements must comply with many of the same laws and practices as their member entities, such as the Minnesota Open Meeting Law and Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.
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As a separate and distinct (from its creating members) legal entity, the joint powers entity needs its own coverage for liability to protect the entity, the joint powers entity's board and when appropriate, the employees of the new entity.
December 2018 | PDF | Uploaded in:
When governmental units discuss how they will operate as a joint powers entity or collaborative, a number of questions should be considered. This Resource presents many of these, as well as risk management advice for forming a joint powers entity or collaborative.
When public entities enter into agreements for sharing employees and/or contracting employment services with another government entity, including joint powers entities, several benefits and risks of sharing employees should be identified and decisions made to manage those risks.
June 2018 | Article | Uploaded in:
Counties and other political subdivisions are entering into collective ventures for cooperative delivery of services to their constituents in a response to increasing demands for new and expanded services, financial limitations and new mandates. Often the most efficient way is to join together with other public entities with mutual interests and objectives in a joint powers agreement (JPA).
December 2016 | Article | Uploaded in:
Joint powers entities occasionally include provisions in their formation or operational documents that conflict with the Minnesota Open Meeting Law, Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13D. In this case, the Minnesota Open Meeting Law supersedes the joint powers agreement or bylaws.
July 2015 | PDF | Uploaded in:
This model joint powers agreement to establish a joint powers entity has been developed by Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust. MCIT provides this model to its members as a recommended form to follow when establishing a joint powers entity. This is only a recommendation and does not constitute legal advice.
July 2015 | Article | Uploaded in:
MCIT provides this model to its members as a recommended form for mutual aid agreement for emergency management and homeland security. This is only a recommendation and does not constitute legal advice.