City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County hold meeting of Annexation Negotiating Committee
Meeting held September 19, 2018
The City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County’s Annexation Negotiating Committee held a regularly scheduled meeting on September 19, 2018 to discuss St. Albert’s potential annexation of a portion of Sturgeon County. The Municipal Government Board attended the meeting and made a presentation regarding the annexation process. The Committee also reviewed several recent annexations, which provided valuable background information to assist them in their work.
The City of St. Albert is planning to hold two open houses regarding the potential annexation, which are scheduled for November 6 and 7, 2018. More details on the open houses will be released in the coming weeks. Affected landowners will also receive information in the mail regarding the open houses.
The Annexation Committee is a subset of the IAC, the Intermunicipal Affairs Committee, which is made of up of all members of both Councils. The annexation negotiations formally started on December 6, 2017.
“Annexation is a complex process, so we are taking the time to do the necessary studies, reviews and analysis to find the best possible arrangement for both the City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County,” says Sturgeon County Councillor Susan Evans, the Annexation Committee Chair.
“We are committed to reaching an agreement that is mutually beneficial and meets the needs of residents impacted by the potential annexation, as well as the other residents in Sturgeon County and St. Albert,” says St. Albert Councillor Ray Watkins, Annexation Committee Vice-Chair.
The next meeting of the Annexation Negotiating Committee is scheduled to take place on December 5, 2018.
Residents who are impacted by the potential annexation, or who are unsure if they will be impacted, are encouraged to visit the City website for more information: https://stalbert.ca/dev/planning/annexation/sturgeon-county-land-annexation/.