For Immediate Release | February 28, 2017
City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County Sign Memorandum of Agreement to Negotiate Boundary Adjustment
On February 28, 2017, Mayor Tom Flynn of Sturgeon County and Mayor Nolan Crouse of the City of St. Albert, along with members of their respective Councils, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to begin negotiations on an adjustment to their common boundary.
“This Memorandum of Agreement is the culmination of many months of collaborative work between our two municipalities,” says Mayor Flynn. “We are committed to working together to build a strong region for our residents.”
Through the Intermunicipal Affairs Committee (IAC), made up of all the members of the Sturgeon County Council and the City of St. Albert Council, the two municipalities have developed a strong working relationship to discuss regional initiatives.
The MOA sets in motion the formal process for the two municipalities to begin negotiations on the terms of a future annexation of land from Sturgeon County to the City of St. Albert. The MOA sets out the potential maximum land area that can be annexed and the collaborative approach that will be taken.
“Boundary adjustments don’t have to be adversarial,” said Mayor Crouse. “Over the past few years, we have discussed our needs, planned our future, and determined how we can best move forward in a mutually beneficial manner.”
Achievement of the MOA is a direct result of the strong commitment to collaboration adopted by the two Councils. This collaborative approach has been a major accomplishment for the two Councils during their term of office.
For more information, visit the Sturgeon County website at http://www.sturgeoncounty.ca/Government/Governance/SturgeonCountyStAlbertInter-MunicipalAffairsCommittee/tabid/386/Default.aspx and the City of St. Albert website at https://stalbert.ca/cosa/leadership/boundary-adjustment.
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