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I'NTRLOCAL COOPERATION AGRW4ENT FOR <br />THE CREATION OF A COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENT <br />/-THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into this <br />day of ' ,1978, by and between the counties <br />of Grays arbor, Pa fic, Jefferson and Clallam, hereinafter <br />collecti ely referred to as the parties, WITNESSETH: <br />WHEREAS, the parties have a mutual interest in <br />forming a council of government (C.O.G.) to facilitate the <br />organization and operation of an AREA AGENCY ON AGING <br />(designated PSA No. l of the Department of Social and Health <br />Services Aging Network) and <br />WHEREAS, RCW Chapter 39.34, entitled the "Interlocal <br />Cooperation Act" permits local governmental units to make the <br />most effective use of their power by enabling them to cooperate <br />with other local governmental units on the basis of mutual <br />advantage, and thereby provide planning and administrative <br />services in a manner that will accord best with the geographic, <br />economic'°and population factors, and <br />WHEREAS, the Older Americans Act of 1965, as now and <br />hereafter amended, and RCW Title 74.38 provide for the estab- <br />lishment of Area Agencies within regional areas within the <br />state, and <br />WHEREAS, the County of Grays Harbor has consented to <br />provide fiscal management services, now, therefore, <br />IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual promises and covenants <br />contained herein, the parties agree as follows: <br />1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this agreement is to <br />enable the parte tes o organize and operate an Area Agency on <br />Aging within the boundaries of Grays Harbor, Pacific, Jefferson <br />and Clallam Counties, to prepare an annual "Area Plan for <br />Programs on Aging" and to receive and administer grants for <br />programs for the elderly. Each party hereto agrees to cooperate <br />in all respects in order to carry out the letter and spirit of <br />this agreement. <br />2. ADMINISTRATION: The parties jointly agree that <br />the Grays Har or--Pacific--Jefferson--Clallam C.O.G. shall be <br />the prime administrative body of the contemplated agency. Each <br />of the parties shall have an equal vote when the C.O.G. is <br />