February 14, 2018 News Release
Annexation is a provincially legislated process of transferring land from one municipality to another.
The Province outlines a process for annexation in the Municipal Government Act (MGA). Annexations involve negotiations between local governments, public engagement, a formal review and recommendation by the Municipal Government Board (MGB), and a final decision by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The process can take several years to complete.
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The City announced its intent to annex in 2013. Since then, we have held open houses and small group meetings, and sent out newsletters and letters to affected landowners and stakeholders.
In June of 2017, the City and Leduc County signed an Annexation Agreement after three years of negotiations. Leduc County, the Town of Beaumont and the City of Edmonton signed an Intermunicipal Planning Framework Agreement in February 2018, committing the parties to jointly plan the lands southeast of Edmonton’s current boundary.
The City submitted the annexation application to the Municipal Government Board in March of 2018. The Municipal Government Board held a Preliminary Hearing in April 2018 and a Merit Hearing in June 2018.
We anticipate a decision from the Provincial government in early 2019.
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