in·​ter·​gov·​ern·​men·​tal | \ˌin-tər-ˌgə-vər(n)-ˈmen-tᵊl \

Definition of intergovernmental 

: existing or occurring between two or more governments or levels of government

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Commissioners also approved an intergovernmental agreement with Cumming, allocating to the city about $13.5 million out of SPLOST VIII for transportation projects, including a Cumming bypass, and $1 million for the Dobbs Creek Recreation Center. David Ibata, ajc, "Forsyth to seek voter OK for $274M SPLOST," 11 July 2018 Village of West Dundee trustees will vote on the intergovernmental agreement at its next board meeting after the school board approves it this week, Wieteska said. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "Part-time school resource officer job at West Dundee middle school to go full time," 10 July 2018 Most detention facilities have contracts through intergovernmental agreements. Mark Collette, Joshua Fechter And Bill Lambrecht, San Antonio Express-News, "Companies earn billions to shelter immigrant children," 29 June 2018 In addition to a memorandum of understanding, the committee would also be charged with crafting an intergovernmental agreement that could be presented to the Park Ridge City Council and the Niles Board of Trustees for approval. Heather Cherone,, "'The board needs to get out of the swamp': District 64 board creates committee to craft resource officer program," 26 June 2018 Before construction of the sewer line could begin, the village had to work out an intergovernmental agreement with the Forest Preserve District of Will County because the sewer would be built primarily on forest preserve property. Michelle Mullins, Daily Southtown, "Homer Glen OKs agreements for sewer line hoped to help spur development," 24 May 2018 At the request of Gov. Jerry Brown, the federal government's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management established an intergovernmental task force to look into opportunities for offshore wind in California. Rob Nikolewski,, "Offshore wind farms are planned for California — but the Navy says no to large sections of the coast," 8 May 2018 Separately, the council approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement with the Fulton County schools at Northwestern Middle School. David Ibata, ajc, "Milton OKs agreements for youth football, school use," 16 May 2018 Hoffman said the village board may authorize Village Manager Phil Kiraly to authorize the intergovernmental agreement at its May 17 meeting. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "Glencoe, District 35 move toward cost-sharing agreement on crossing guards," 12 May 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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: occurring between or involving two or more governments

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