The Association of Manitoba Municipalities will not appeal a court decision that found the Selinger government's amalgamation plan isn't illegal.
"We are disappointed, but we are going to move on," Association president Doug Dobrowolski said Tuesday.
He said AMM and the Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association will work together to make sure remaining municipalities have the resources in place to complete the merger.
Court of Queen's Bench Judge Robert Dewar said in a decision released Monday the process is fair.
Dewar's findings signalled the end of a bitter feud between some municipal leaders and the NDP to amalgamate communities with fewer than 1,000 people before October's municipal elections.
The legislation was signalled in the 2012 throne speech but didn't come into effect until last September.
AMM, representing five municipalities, took the government to court last year claiming Municipal Government Minister Stan Struthers overstepped his legal authority.
To date, 50 municipalities have amalgamated out of the 85 required to merge. More are to be approved by cabinet soon.