Details for RESOLUTION 2 - 2020

RESOLUTION 2 - 2020 RESOLUTION REGARDING CITY OF ONALASKA STANDARD FORM FOR REGIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS WHEREAS, the primary function of the City Council of the City of Onalaska is to serve the citizens of Onalaska and to provide high quality municipal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner to such citizens; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Onalaska has determined that in recognition of the growth within La Crosse County, there are some municipal services that can most efficiently and effectively be provided to the citizens of Onalaska by the City of Onalaska entering into cooperative agreements with other municipalities within the County for sanitary sewer; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Onalaska recognizes the formation and operation of La Crosse County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) as an example of effective regionalization and intergovernmental cooperation; and WHEREAS, as the City Council of the City of Onalaska has determined that a successful provision of regional services and intergovernmental agreements is based on three primary factors: 1) equitable funding; 2) shared governance; 3) mutual benefit to all participants; and WHEREAS, the State of Wisconsin and the County of La Crosse have encouraged the City of Onalaska to consider regionalization and entry into intergovernmental agreements for regional services; and WHEREAS, as the City Council of the City of Onalaska has determined that the City should develop standards for entry into intergovernmental agreements for regional services agreements; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Onalaska that the City of Onalaska shall ensure that the following four criteria are properly met when determining whether to enter into any intergovernmental or other agreement regarding regional services: 1) are the rights of the citizens of the City of Onalaska being protected; 2) is the cost of the services being allocated reasonably among the parties; 3) does the City of Onalaska have reasonable governance and/or supervision of the regional service; 4) is the general welfare of the City of Onalaska increased by the City of Onalaska entering into a regional services agreement; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, upon presentation of any proposed regional services agreement to the City Council of the City of Onalaska or any of its sub-committees that city staff provide a report addressing each of the enumerated items. Dated this 14th day of January, 2020. CITY OF ONALASKA By: Kim Smith, Mayor By: Caroline Burmaster, Clerk PASSED: 1/14/2020 APPROVED: 1/14/2020 PUBLISHED: 1/24/2020 1/24 LAC48436 WNAXLP

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