Leduc County

City of Edmonton

Leduc County and the City of Edmonton signed a letter of intent on April 11, 2012, detailing a minimum one-year collaborative process the two municipalities would engage in to coordinate growth. Prior to this collaborative process concluding, the City of Edmonton submitted its notices of annexation.

Leduc County received formal notice from the City of Edmonton on March 5, 2013, detailing the city's intention to extend its southern boundary and annex roughly 15,900 hectares (39,273 acres) of county land by way of two separate annexation proposals (west area and east area). The City of Edmonton submitted an amended notice of intent on April 15, 2015 to include four additional quarter sections of land, or roughly 259 hectares (640 acres), directly north of the Town of Beaumont, for a total proposed annexation area of 16,160 hectares (39,915 acres).

Following months of negotiations, Leduc County and the City of Edmonton signed a Framework for Agreement, to form the basis of an annexation agreement. On Jan. 30, 2017, the City of Edmonton amended its notice of intent (west area and east area) to better align with the Framework for Agreement.

On June 30, 2017, Leduc County and the City of Edmonton signed an Annexation Agreement, detailing an uncontested annexation area of 8,860 hectares (21,885 acres) of land. 

On Aug. 30, 2017, the City of Edmonton amended its notice of intent (west area and east area) to better align with the Annexation Agreement.

On Feb. 13, 2018, Leduc County, the City of Edmonton and the Town of Beaumont signed the Intermunicipal Planning Framework Agreement, which represents a formal commitment to collaborate on joint planning in areas of Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont. Based on the acceptance of the agreement, the City of Edmonton will remove the nine quarter sections of land from its annexation application that fall within the Town of Beaumont’s boundaries.

The annexation application and all applicable appendices are available below, or in hard-copy at Leduc County's Planning and Development office. 

The Municipal Government Board (MGB) Merit Hearing for the City of Edmonton's annexation application is Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The merit hearing will start at 10 a.m. in the Piper Room at the Executive Royal Inn in Leduc. There will also be an evening session at 6:30 p.m. on June 12 for landowners and members of the public that are not able to attend the merit hearing during the day.

If you plan to attend the merit hearing and/or wish to make an oral submission, please advise the MGB office by 4 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018. Any written submissions should also be received by the MGB no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018.  The hearing will continue on Wednesday, June 13 if deemed necessary by the MGB.

To make a submission (oral or written) to the MGB, please contact:

Rick Duncan, Case Manager
Municipal Government Board
1229- 91 Street SW
Edmonton, AB T6X 1E9
Email: richard.duncan@gov.ab.ca

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* Appendix 13 contains personal information from landowners, including name and mailing address. To protect their privacy, this appendix is not available for public viewing. If you wish to view the content of this appendix, please contact the City of Edmonton Annexation Team at 780-442-2294 or annexation@edmonton.ca.

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Intermunicipal Planning Framework Agreement: Feb. 13, 2018

On Feb. 13, 2018, Leduc County, the City of Edmonton and the Town of Beaumont signed the Intermunicipal Planning Framework Agreement, which represents a formal commitment to collaborate on joint planning in areas of Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont.

Based on the acceptance of the agreement, the City of Edmonton will amend its annexation application to remove the nine quarter sections of land that fall within the Town of Beaumont’s boundaries, with the support of the Town of Beaumont. This agreement does not change the area of land the City of Edmonton and Leduc County have agreed to be annexed from Leduc County, as detailed in the Annexation Agreement which was signed on June 30, 2017.

Further, the three parties will collaborate on joint planning in north Nisku, the East Vistas, the south east Edmonton annexation area and the Town of Beaumont, with a focus on coordinating land use and infrastructure planning around boundary interfaces.

Annexation Agreement: June 30, 2017

On June 30, 2017, Leduc County and the City of Edmonton signed the Annexation Agreement, which details an uncontested annexation area of 6,235 hectares (15,400 acres) of land west of the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway and 2,625 hectares (6,485 acres) of land east of the QEII Highway.

View the Annexation Agreement announcement.

The Annexation Agreement identifies the following key elements:

  • The City of Edmonton will pay Leduc County $3.2-million in a lump-sum payment following the effective date of annexation, and will pay Leduc County $530,000 annually for 10 consecutive years.
  • Unless mutually agreed, the City of Edmonton's boundary will not shift again into Leduc County until joint planning for that area has been completed.
  • Residents in the annexation agreement area will receive 50-years of tax protection, subject to development.
  • Both municipalities will jointly promote the concept of an agriculture land reserve or similar protection for agricultural land into the future.

While both the city and county reached an annexation agreement, the city must still submit its annexation application to the Municipal Government Board, to initiate that process.

As part of the agreement, Leduc County, the City of Edmonton, the City of Leduc and the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) signed the Inter-Jurisdiction Cooperation Accord, forming a new partnership aimed at helping the EIA reach its full potential as a key economic driver bringing benefits to the entire Edmonton metropolitan region and province.

Framework for Agreement: Nov. 30, 2016

On Nov. 30, 2016, Leduc County and the City of Edmonton signed a Framework for Agreement. This is not an annexation agreement; rather, it details key framework elements that will inform negotiations and form the basis of an annexation agreement.

The Framework for Agreement identifies the following key elements:

  • The City of Edmonton amend its west annexation notice by withdrawing the lands west of the EIA and south of Highway 19
  • Leduc County will retain the north Nisku industrial area and the reservoir
  • Unless mutually agreed, the City of Edmonton’s boundary will not shift again into Leduc County until joint planning for that area has been completed.
  • The inclusion of Edmonton International Airport (EIA) lands in the annexation will be determined over the next several months through a collaborative exercise between Leduc County, the City of Edmonton and the EIA.

While the Framework for Agreement details some key elements, additional items still need to be negotiated, such as compensation, tax protection provisions and other transition requirements.

Leduc County and the City of Edmonton will continue to negotiate with the aim of presenting an uncontested annexation proposal to the Municipal Government Board.

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Contact

Phone: 780-979-2391
Fax: 780-979-0625
Email: annexation@leduc-county.com