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Iveson puzzled by Alberta’s decision to approve annexation to Beaumont
Mayor Don Iveson is ticked by the Alberta government’s decision to give 580 hectares of contested Leduc County land to Beaumont.

The decision, which Iveson learned of Wednesday, saw Beaumont receive 21 quarter sections north of town and Edmonton none.

Edmonton was eyeing nine of those quarter sections.

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Edmonton's mayor ticked at provincial decision to OK Beaumont annexation
Mayor Don Iveson says he’s puzzled and frustrated by Alberta’s decision to hand 580 hectares of contested Leduc County land to Beaumont.

“We’re talking about 100 years worth of land for Beaumont, which is unprecedented. I don’t think any municipality has ever been given more than 30 or 50 years,” Iveson said, after the decision was announced this week.

“We’re trying to understand what it means for our own annexation discussions.”

Edmonton is trying to annex land from Leduc County to allow growth beyond its current southern border. Of the 21 quarter sections Beaumont got Tuesday, nine quarter sections north of the town were also eyed by Edmonton.

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I wonder if the province will continue to look at the land the City of Edmonton wanted, and possibly annex it from Beaumont, or if it will be off the table now because it's no longer a part of Leduc County.
 

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Edmonton and Leduc County agree on future growth
November 30, 2016

The City of Edmonton and Leduc County have agreed to a collaborative approach for addressing future growth needs, which includes a smaller proposed annexation area for the City of Edmonton.

As part of the new Framework for Agreement, the City of Edmonton and Leduc County have agreed to the following:

  • The City of Edmonton amend its west annexation notice by withdrawing the lands west of the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and south of Highway 19, reducing the proposed west annexation area by 2,584 hectares (6,379 acres) to approximately 9,469 hectares (23,398 acres).
  • Leduc County will retain the north Nisku industrial area and the reservoir (previously part of the east annexation notice), reducing the east annexation area from 3,945 hectares (9,748 acres) to approximately 2,632 hectares (6,504 acres).
  • Unless mutually agreed, the City of Edmonton’s boundary will not shift again into Leduc County until joint planning for that area has been completed.
  • The inclusion of EIA lands in the annexation will be determined over the next several months through a collaborative exercise between Leduc County, the City of Edmonton and the EIA.
“This agreement demonstrates that a collaborative approach is a better way to support future economic growth and livable communities,” says Mayor Don Iveson. “We all have high aspirations for the region. This acknowledges both Edmonton and Leduc County’s commitment to balance growth needs while still reducing the region’s overall need for land.”

“Our agreement demonstrates that a collaborative planning approach is achievable and necessary if we want to leverage our collective competitive advantage,” says Mayor John Whaley. “Today, Leduc County and the City of Edmonton are leaders in demonstrating what collaboration can look like into the future for the benefit of the region.

The City of Edmonton will amend its proposed annexation notices and both the City and Leduc County will continue negotiations with the aim of presenting an uncontested annexation to the Municipal Government Board. The City of Edmonton will notify affected landowners about changes to its applications, and public engagement in the annexation area is expected to occur in 2017.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/annexation
leduc-county.com/annexation

Media contacts:
Becky Machnee
Communications Coordinator
City of Edmonton
780-944-0420

Megan Candie
Communications Advisor
Leduc County
780-979-2391

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Edmonton, Leduc County agree on smaller annexation proposal; airport status still in limbo
Edmonton announced Wednesday it had agreed to cut its annexation bid almost in half, preserving farmland west of the Edmonton International Airport and leaving north Nisku to Leduc County.

But the city has also turned its sights on Beaumont. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said the city will attempt to re-annex the nine quarter-sections Beaumont won just last week.

That will force collaboration and discussion, said Iveson at an agreement-signing ceremony Wednesday with Leduc County. That “should have happened before and must happen now.”

The province awarded those nine quarter-sections of land north of Beaumont to the town last week after a contentious annexation battle with Leduc County.

Leduc County Mayor John Whaley called that decision “a travesty for this region.” It rewarded a player who refused to co-operate, rather than encouraging the region to come together on land-use decisions.

“That decision will just keep everyone in silos,” Whaley said. “That’s what I’m really worried about. United, we’re strong. If we break apart, this region will fail as a competitive entity against other regions, not just in Canada but globally.”

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loc...-county-leaders-reach-agreement-on-annexation
 

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Come learn about Edmonton’s annexation proposal
April 4, 2017

Citizens are invited to learn about the City of Edmonton’s proposed annexations at one of four informal drop in events. Negotiations between Leduc County and the City of Edmonton are almost complete. City staff will be available to provide information and answer questions about what will change once annexation is complete.

Date: April 6, 12, and 26, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Nisku Inn (1101 4 Street, Nisku, AB)

Note: Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Leduc County Mayor John Whaley will share greetings at 5:15 p.m. at the April 6, 2017 event.

Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Derrick Golf and Winter Club (3500 119 Street, Edmonton NW, AB)

Annexation is the process of changing the boundaries between municipalities. The Province of Alberta outlines the annexation process in the Municipal Government Act. It involves negotiations between municipalities, public engagement, a review by the Municipal Government Board, and a final decision by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/annexation

Media contact:
Becky Machnee
Communications Advisor
City of Edmonton
780-944-0420

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The city of Edmonton plans to submit its application to annex two parts of Leduc County, labelled in blue, by October. (Supplied/City of Edmonton)

'It ain't simple': Edmonton releases new details in Leduc County annexation
After more than three years of negotiations, the City of Edmonton is inching closer to annexing two tracts of land in Leduc County.

The county committed to signing off on an application to the province's municipal government board by June.

A Thursday information session in Leduc was a chance for the people who already live in Leduc County to ask questions about what it means to become an Edmontonian.

"Looking at it from the outside, you think it's simple," John Whaley said.

"But once you get on the inside, it ain't simple. There's just too many things at play, there's too many things involved and it does take time for everyone to understand and hopefully come to a compromise."

Last November, Edmonton scaled back a more ambitious plan to include land west of the Edmonton International Airport and south of Highway 19 in the annexation.

Instead, the city plans to take over the area around 50th Street, between Beaumont and Edmonton, as well as another stretch of land between Edmonton International Airport and the city.

"The city and county are working really well together in a way we didn't always in the past," Edmonton mayor Don Iveson told reporters at the information session.

"A lot of it is about finding common growth and some compromise. Did the city get everything that we were maybe hoping for at the beginning? No. Is the county going to get everything that they might have hoped for at the beginning? No."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...-annexation-negotiation-application-1.4059875
 

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Come learn about Edmonton’s annexation proposal
April 25, 2017

Citizens are invited to learn about the City of Edmonton’s proposed annexations at an upcoming drop in event. Negotiations between Leduc County and the City of Edmonton are almost complete. City staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about what will change once annexation is complete.

Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Nisku Inn (1101 4 Street, Nisku, AB)

Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Derrick Golf and Winter Club (3500 119 Street, Edmonton NW, AB)

Annexation is the process of changing the boundaries between municipalities. The Province of Alberta outlines the annexation process in the Municipal Government Act. It involves negotiations between municipalities, public engagement, a review by the Municipal Government Board, and a final decision by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/annexation

Media contact:
Becky Machnee
Communications Advisor
City of Edmonton
780-944-0420

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Edmonton and Leduc reach deal on airport through annexation bid
Edmonton and Leduc County are expected to finalized an annexation deal Friday that includes a new framework for managing the Edmonton International Airport.

Officials from four jurisdictions — Edmonton, Leduc, Leduc County and the airport authority — are gathering to announce the new deal Friday morning at the airport, calling it an Inter-Jurisdiction Co-operation Accord, according to a new release sent out Thursday.

Edmonton’s city council approved the deal after an in-camera discussion Tuesday but it’s waiting for all partners before releasing the details publicly.

The move follows Edmonton/Leduc County’s joint announcement last December that Edmonton agreed to reduce the size of its annexation bid by half in exchange for Leduc County’s support. At that point, officials said governance and planning for the airport was still up in the air.

The airport carries Edmonton’s name but is within Leduc County. Edmonton has argued the airport needs financing, planning and utility support to grow into a larger economic engine and job centre for the region.

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Edmonton and Leduc County agreed on a scaled-back annexation plan. Edmonton will also try to annex the nine quarter sections recently annexed by Beaumont separately. LORI WAUGHTAL / POSTMEDIA

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Edmonton and Leduc County to sign annexation agreement
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and Leduc County Mayor John Whaley will sign an annexation agreement between the city and county on Friday.

The signing will take place at the Edmonton International Airport.

They will be joined by City of Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke, and Edmonton International Airport president and CEO Tom Ruth to announce the Inter-Jurisdiction Cooperation Accord — a joint planning partnership between all four jurisdictions.

Last fall, Edmonton reached a framework agreement with Leduc County to annex a nearly 9,500-hectare piece of land between 41 Avenue SW and the airport, west of the QEII, as well as a piece of land south of 41 Avenue SW near 50 Street.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3567993/edmonton-and-leduc-county-to-sign-annexation-agreement/
 

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Edmonton, Leduc County and City of Leduc partner to help EIA reach economic potential
June 30, 2017

Today, the City of Edmonton, Leduc County, the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) each signed the Inter-Jurisdiction Cooperation Accord to form a new partnership aimed at helping the EIA reach its full potential as a key economic driver bringing benefits to the entire Edmonton metropolitan region and all of Alberta.

In 2014, the EIA’s economic impact was valued at $2.2 billion, and that number continues to grow as the airport develops new passenger and cargo air service, as well as increases the number of commercial developments on its property.

“This partnership provides an unprecedented collaborative opportunity to innovate and advance the region and EIA as a competitive global investment destination. We can achieve more together than would otherwise be possible,” said Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. “Our capacity to negotiate and manage shared investment and shared benefits is vital to ensuring our collective prosperity as a successful Edmonton metropolitan region.”

“We are proud of the collaborative spirit we’ve fostered both through the annexation process and the signing of this Accord,” said Leduc County Mayor John Whaley. “Regional collaboration is our greatest strength and is critical for the success of regional assets such as EIA. This partnership seeks to build on EIA’s position within the region’s economic and social fabric.”

“As EIA expands, it’s clear that its growth and prosperity are interconnected with growth and prosperity in the Edmonton metropolitan region,” said Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke. “This partnership adopts the true spirit of regional collaboration and is a crucial component to our overall competitiveness, whether at home or abroad – it’s about attracting jobs and investment to the entire region.”

“EIA is an integral part of the region's economy. We benefit from an excellent long-term relationship with all surrounding municipalities, something that has helped support an impressive track record of sustained passenger growth over the long-term, seven consecutive years of cargo growth and more than $750 million in commercial investment by EIA and our private industry partners,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. “As a not-for-profit entity that is mandated to drive economic growth for our region, we are committed to creating jobs, generating economic development and building relationships that will benefit all parties for many years to come. It is essential for us to work with partners who recognize and appreciate what EIA needs in order to achieve this regional mandate and provide the best travel experience for our passengers.”

The Inter-Jurisdiction Cooperation Accord prioritizes EIA as a key regional and provincial economic engine, and seeks to ensure decisions made about service provision, transportation linkages, infrastructure and land use planning are undertaken in a way that maximizes the airport’s role. The accord recognizes the essential role that EIA plays and sets even higher goals for cooperation – on costs and benefits – as it continues attracting more flights to more places and driving huge economic benefit for the Edmonton metropolitan region.

This Accord, which includes EIA as a full partner, creates a new model of inter-jurisdiction collaboration that starts from a premise of shared costs for shared benefits, recognizing that all parties benefit from EIA’s success. By prioritizing this success, the parties will not only contribute to the economic prosperity of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region but will also have the potential to set a new standard for such collaborations in the future.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/annexation
leduc-county.com/annexation

Media contacts:

Becky Machnee
Communications Advisor
City of Edmonton
780-944-0420

Megan Candie
Communications Coordinator
Leduc County
780-920-5181

Mariann McLaughlin
Corporate Communications Officer
City of Leduc
780-935-6540

Chris Chodan
Senior Advisor
Corporate Communications
EIA
780-700-3596
 

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Edmonton and Leduc County reach agreement on annexation
June 30, 2017

The City of Edmonton and Leduc County have reached an agreement on the city’s application to annex lands in the county, proposed to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

The Annexation Agreement, signed this morning at Edmonton International Airport (EIA), details an uncontested annexation area of 6,235 hectares (15,400 acres) of land west of the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway and 2,625 hectares (6,485 acres) of land east of the QEII Highway (see map).

“The past three years of negotiations have not been easy and both municipalities worked extremely hard to come to an agreement that would benefit our residents and the entire Edmonton metropolitan region,” said Leduc County Mayor John Whaley. “Our positions on annexation evolved into collaborative conversations that took into account the bigger picture and how this decision would affect not only us but our municipal partners and EIA. I’m proud to say our collaborative approach to this annexation agreement will benefit the entire region and has paved the way for future regional partnerships.”

“The agreement is a significant achievement for the City and the County in demonstrating that a collaborative outcome can be reached in spite of the scale and complexity of the decision to be made,” said Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson. “Functioning effectively as a region, to me, is about working together for the greater good and supporting the health of our whole regional economy. This Agreement has led to a deeper understanding that future collaboration needs to consider sub-regional interests, like EIA, rather than those of individual municipalities alone.”

The agreement also details that the city’s boundary will not shift further into Leduc County until joint planning for that area has been completed. Furthermore, the two municipalities agreed to a 50-year tax protection provision for residents, a one-time compensation amount of $3.2 million and 10 annual payments of $530,000 to be paid to Leduc County.

While both the city and county reached an annexation agreement, the city must still submit its annexation application to the Municipal Government Board for the Government of Alberta to make the final decision. In addition to the annexation agreement area, the city’s application will include nine quarter sections on the east side currently in the jurisdiction of the Town of Beaumont, which are subject to negotiations between the City of Edmonton and the Town of Beaumont.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/annexation
leduc-county.com/annexation

Media contacts:

Becky Machnee
Communications Advisor
City of Edmonton
780-944-0420

Megan Candie
Communications Coordinator
Leduc County
780-920-5181
 

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Edmonton uses its clout to win battle with Beaumont over annexed land
The city of Edmonton has won a battle over a chunk of land south of the city, which the Town of Beaumont wants to redevelop into new neighbourhoods and businesses.

The town presented a redevelopment plan to the Capital Region Board on Thursday, but Edmonton appealed the plan and won.

Edmonton virtually has a veto vote because the board has a double majority requirement. That means a motion needs two thirds of the votes, and two thirds of the regional population to win. Edmonton alone has two thirds of the population.

Five other municipalities, Spruce Grove, Morinville, Leduc County, City of Leduc and Sturgeon County voted with Edmonton against supporting the plan, while the remaining 18 sided with Beaumont.

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Edmonton's appeal of the Town of Beaumont's redevelopment plan was 'inappropriate,' says Beaumont Mayor Camille Berube. (CBC)

Mayor Don Iveson launched a technical argument against the redevelopment.

He noted a portion of the land in question has a ridge running diagonally across it that would make a better natural boundary between Edmonton and Beaumont. And it would be cheaper to service for water and sewage if Edmonton shared a chunk of the property that the capital had previously expressed interest in annexing, Iveson argued.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmon...apital-region-develop-iveson-berube-1.4290261

Edmonton blocks Beaumont’s expansion plan
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Cars go by in downtown Beaumont, Alta.
Shallima Maharaj, Global News

Beaumont’s plans for more housing and some business parks immediately north of the town site were dashed at the Capital Regional Board (CRB) Thursday led by Edmonton’s objection.

The CRB has a double majority vote, meaning if two thirds of the represented population isn’t onside, that’s enough to defeat a motion. In essense it’s a veto power for Edmonton.
The gist of Edmonton’s argument against what Beaumont had in mind centres around a ridge in the area that makes providing sewers expensive if the town is in charge of providing the service from the east instead of the north.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said it would mean pumping sludge uphill, and not taking advantage of gravity to help with the flow. It’s, in Edmonton’s estimation, a $10 million difference.

“If we can avoid wasting money we should do that,” he said.

http://globalnews.ca/news/3744870/edmonton-blocks-beaumonts-expansion-plan/
 

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