For Immediate Release | August 19, 2019
Annexation Negotiating Sub-Committee Update
Meeting held August 15, 2019
The City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County’s Annexation Negotiating Sub-Committee met on August 15 to discuss the City’s proposed annexation of a portion of land from Sturgeon County.
At the meeting, the Sub-Committee discussed refinement of the annexation boundary, as well as possible implications. The parties also recognized that there are matters outside of the annexation process that are of mutual interest to both municipalities.
“The collaborative process has been very informative, as we are able to have thoughtful and considerate conversations that address the needs of both residents and Councils,” says St. Albert Councillor Ray Watkins, Chair of the Annexation Negotiating Sub-Committee.
“Both municipalities understand how important collaboration is to this process and we will continue to work together to find a mutually agreeable outcome,” says Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw.
The Annexation Committee is a subset of the Intermunicipal Affairs Committee (IAC), which is made up of all members of both Councils. The annexation negotiations formally started on December 6, 2017.
The next meeting of the Annexation Negotiating Committee is scheduled to take place on September 20, 2019. For more information on the proposed annexation, visit the Annexation web page.
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