Edmonton Submits Annexation Application to Province
September 29, 2017

The City of Edmonton submitted an annexation application to the Municipal Government Board (MGB) yesterday. The submission of application is the culmination of work beginning in 2013 when the City announced its intent to annex land from Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont. The application includes land in Leduc County agreed upon in the Annexation Agreement and nine quarter sections in the Town of Beaumont for a total of 8,857 hectares.  

“The submission of this annexation application is a very significant milestone for the City. We want to recognize and thank the landowners who took time to engage with the City and provide valuable feedback,” says City Manager Linda Cochrane. “Being able to go to the Municipal Government Board with an annexation application supported by Leduc County represents many years of hard work and dedication from the negotiating committees and administrations from both the City and County.  It demonstrates a collaborative planning approach is possible and necessary for the good of the whole region.”

“The City engaged landowners and stakeholders in Leduc County and Beaumont over three years. Opportunities for feedback included in person information sessions, landowner meetings and dedicated email and phone lines for annexation questions. We appreciate the time stakeholders invested in the process to share their concerns , ” says Lindsey Butterfield, Director of Regional Development. “The next part of the annexation process is a formal review by the MGB. Hearings will be held where affected members of the public will have the opportunity to voice their support or opposition. Following the hearings, the MGB makes a recommendation to the Province and a final decision is signed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.”   

Notification of the public hearings will be sent from the Municipal Government Board to landowners in the annexation area. It is expected that a recommendation will be made by the end of 2018. The City and Leduc County have requested an annexation effective date of January 1, 2019. The application summary and attachments will be available for viewing online, as well as in person. Individuals who would like to view the application can set up an appointment by contacting annexation@edmonton.ca or 780-442-2294.   
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