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Edmonton submits application to annex land from Leduc and Beaumont
The City of Edmonton submitted an application to the province Thursday to annex 8,857 hectares from Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont.

This latest step comes after work that started in 2013 when Edmonton first announced its intent to annex land from both regions.

The formal application includes land in Leduc County agreed to in the Annexation Agreement signed on June 30, 2017 and nine quarter sections of Beaumont.

For Edmonton, this submission marks a significant milestone.

“We want to recognize and thank the landowners who took time to engage with the city and provide valuable feedback,” city manager Linda Cochrane said.

“Being able to go to the Municipal Government Board (MGB) 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.”

https://globalnews.ca/news/3776659/...cation-to-annex-land-from-leduc-and-beaumont/

Edmonton files application for annexation of Leduc County land
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A look at Edmonton Plans to annex Leduc County.


Edmonton has taken the first formal step towards officially expanding the city borders, by submitting an annexation application to the Municipal Government Board on Thursday.

The city has been in talks with Leduc County on annexation plans since 2013.

The application includes land in Leduc county agreed upon in the Annexation Agreement, in addition to nine quarter sections in the Town of Beaumont for a total of 8,857 hectares.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmont...tion-for-annexation-of-leduc-county-land.html
 

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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.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/annexation
municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/abc_MGB_annexations

Media contact:
Denise Gee
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City of Edmonton
780-496-5633
 

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Mayor Don Iveson plans for quick victories with Beaumont, airport transit
With Beaumont acting friendly and possible transit deal to the airport, Mayor Don Iveson is hoping for a few quick regional victories in 2018.

But landing the real prize — major economic development not related to the volatile oil and gas sector — could still be a long, hard slog.

“That’s where our future prosperity is going to come from. But we have to unite all the pieces … for innovation and economic growth,” said Iveson, pledging in a year-end interview to make regional job growth his primary focus this term. “There aren’t quick wins there.”

Mayors across the region got a stern warning during Iveson’s first term as mayor — stop fighting or the world will pass you by.

That was from a team of experts commissioned by nine frustrated mayors willing to go it alone if the others didn’t co-operate. Since then, the province cut the fractious Capital Region Board to just 13 members and formed a new economic development arm, Edmonton Global.

In the new year, the Edmonton Global board has to hire a chief executive. Then he or she needs to scale up and get busy.

“That will be turning intent into action,” said Iveson.

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/loc...quick-victories-with-beaumont-airport-transit
 

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Edmonton backs off on annexation of Beaumont land
Edmonton has agreed to drop nine quarter-sections of disputed Beaumont lands from its annexation bid in exchange for a joint planning agreement.

City officials announced the new agreement Wednesday, after all three affected councils — Edmonton, Beaumont and Leduc County — endorsed it.

Edmonton voted on the plan and its decision to back down in private Tuesday. It means Edmonton will get Beaumont’s support as its effort to annex Leduc County land goes before the province.

“It’s not about anyone winning or losing. … It’s easy to look at it that way, but what we did was come to an agreement,” said Edmonton Ward 10 Coun. Michael Walters, a member of the negotiating committee.

The agreement shows Edmonton’s commitment to collaboration, Walters said, and a desire to take the regional growth plan seriously. That plan sets out specific locations for higher density development, saving farmland and making public transit viable.

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/edmonton-backs-off-on-annexation-of-beaumont-land
 

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Province approves Edmonton's annexation application
November 28, 2018

Today, the Province approved Edmonton’s uncontested application to annex land from Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont. It includes 8,267 hectares (about 20,428 acres) from Leduc County east and west of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, and a portion of 50 Street in the Town of Beaumont.

Beginning January 1, 2019, residents and landowners in the annexation area will officially come under the jurisdiction of Edmonton. A 50-year tax protection provision for new residents is part of the annexation agreement. Landowners will get the lower tax rate between the City and the County for any given year for 50 years before taxes are transitioned to the Edmonton rates, or until they develop their land under the conditions of the annexation agreement.

“We are looking forward to welcoming these new residents to Edmonton,” says Mayor Don Iveson. “We’re here to help. Some things, like mailing addresses, business licences, and elected representatives will be different. Other things, like people's ability to keep farming, will remain the same. Information will be shared to help people in the area understand our services.”

“This annexation was large in scale and complexity,” says Mayor Iveson. “The uncontested application was achieved through significant collaboration. Additional understanding between our municipalities led to work on the Airport Accord, demonstrating how the region can work together to create a better quality of life for our citizens.”

Prior to January 1, 2019, residents and landowners in the annexation area will begin to receive information about various City services, bylaws and taxes.

Media contact:
Denise Gee
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780-496-5633
 

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