The Town of Beaumont successfully annexed 21 quarter sections of land (roughly 3,320 acres) from Leduc County, effective Jan. 1, 2017. On Nov. 22, 2016 the official annexation Order in Council 302/2016 was released.
The annexation was contested by Leduc County and the Municipal Government Board (MGB) hearing lasted for 13 days in June 2015. The MGB report is available here.
The annexation order provides 50-year tax protection to property owners in the annexed area. This means that from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2067, property owners pay taxes to the City of Beaumont but will be taxed at the lower of the two applicable rates imposed by either Leduc County or the City of Beaumont. Property owners will automatically pay the City of Beaumont's tax rate if they proceed with a subdivision or landowner-initiated redistricting of land.
Note: Beaumont was granted city status on Jan. 1, 2019.