Intergovernmental agreements are the Oneida Nation’s Service Agreements with neighboring governments. Local governments generally rely on the collection of real estate taxes to support government services. Considering trust land is not subject to property taxes, the Oneida Nation enters Service Agreements with our neighboring local governments as a way to compensate them for the services they provide to trust land. In turn, the current Service Agreements recognize the wide array of services the Oneida Nation government provides to tribal members and non-members alike. When calculating the payment formula of the Service Agreements, the Oneida Nation receives a credit for providing these services.
The Oneida Nation currently has Service Agreements with the Village of Ashwaubenon, City of Green Bay, Town of Oneida, Outagamie County, and Brown County. The Oneida Nation looks forward to entering into new and renewed Service Agreements with all local governments who are willing to negotiate in good faith.
Intergovernmental Agreements between the Oneida Nation and surrounding local governments are founded on mutual respect. They serve as a pledge that the governments are committed to maintaining positive government-to-government relationships for the benefit of all community members. In these difficult economic times, it is increasingly important to explore cost effective ways for our governments to work cooperatively. The Oneida Nation has agreements with our neighbors that address a multitude of services such as police protection and mutual aid, fire protection, zoning and land use, road maintenance, sewerage district services, storm water, environmental protection and restoration, tourism, and emergency communications.