County Open House On Beaumont Annexation

Leduc County held an open house/informational evening on Monday, March 3rd at Coloniale Golf Club in Beaumont. The meeting was held from 6-9 pm with a presentation at 7 pm. 
    While Leduc County Mayor Whaley recently stated that meetings between the County and the Town of Beaumont were proceeding well and that the public could expect some news regarding the annexation "hopefully within the next month", it is unlikely that any major announcements will be unveiled, particularly after a recent decision made by Beaumont Town Council.
    At the end of the public portion of their February 11th Council meeting, Beaumont Council went in camera to discuss their annexation proposal. While in camera Council decided to proceed with a formal annexation application to the Municipal Government Board with an adjustment from the originally proposed 24 quarter sections down to 21 quarter sections. Due to the fact that these decisions were made in camera there are currently no details as to which three quarter sections have been removed from the proposal. And regardless of which three quarters were removed from the application it will still put the Town of Beaumont in direct competition with the City of Edmonton for a minimum of three quarter sections of Leduc County land that both municipalities want to claim. 
    Leduc County Mayor John Whaley responded with the statement, “We are disappointed that the Town of Beaumont is proceeding with this annexation application, as we believe we could have reached a more collaborative solution to address growth in the region."
All members of the public are welcome to attend the open house on March 3rd

 

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