County and Municipal Government in North Carolina, Second Edition, 2014 (eBook)

Interlocal Cooperation, Shared Services, and Regional Councils

Chapter number: 11
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County and Municipal Government in North Carolina

Interlocal Cooperation and Shared Services / 171

Types of Interlocal Cooperation and Shared Services / 173
Grants or Contributions / 173
Resource Sharing / 173
Cooperative Purchasing / 173
Interlocal Service Contracts / 174
Joint Operations / 174
Joint Facilities/Assets / 174
Transfer of Functions / 174
Merged Departments / 174
New Joint Entities / 174
Authority for Cooperation / 175
Barriers to Cooperation / 175
Overcoming Barriers When Cooperation Is Warranted / 176
Provisions of Interlocal Agreements / 176
Regional Organizations / 177
Impetus for Regional Organization / 179
Regional Councils in North Carolina / 179
Planning and Implementing Interlocal
Cooperation and Shared Services / 180
About the Author / 180
Appendix 11.1 N.C. General Statutes Authorizing Cities
to Cooperate with Other Local Governments / 181

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