Share the space and share the expertise is the thinking behind multi-party participation between several area townships.
Rather than each of the five townships or towns individually providing service training, senior staff of Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley, Lanark Highlands, Montague and Perth recommended a 2018 inter-municipal service delivery work plan to Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
The outcome of the 2017 plan included a joint employee training program, joint tendering of an energy audit, and joint animal control and pound services.
The employee training program is basically the same for all municipalities and included areas like WHMIS, First Aid and CPR, fire extinguisher training, occupational health and safety, and harassment in the workplace.
Joint tendering resulted in a recommendation to utilize Honeywell for an Opportunity Assessment Stage and/or a final equipment retrofit.
Municipalities felt they would not act upon joint animal control and pound services.
CAO John deRosenroll commented that in the future Perth would “work with neighbours on an ongoing basis” through inter-municipal service delivery and that not only was the concept worthwhile for next year but that the list of joint partnerships was growing.