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Model Joint Powers Agreement that Creates a Joint Powers Entity

Date/Source: January 2008

Note: This model agreement has been developed by Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust (MCIT). 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. Changes to this document may affect the intent of the document. MCIT recommends that you consult legal counsel prior to taking any action. Changes in the language that have been identified as “required by statute” or “strongly recommended” may impact the ability of the parties to the agreement to assert that they formed a separate and distinct public entity to which they have consolidated and transferred risks.