The Government of Alberta, by way of an Order in Council signed Nov. 27, approved the City of Edmonton's annexation of land from Leduc County.
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, 8,260 hectares (20,402 acres) of Leduc County land will become part of the City of Edmonton and services in the area such as snow clearing, waste management, emergency services and utilities will be provided by the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton has committed to maintaining the service levels provided by Leduc County.
The Order in Council aligns with the annexation agreement reached between the city and county on June 30, 2017.
Properties in the annexation area are granted 50 years of property tax protection, meanings lands will be assessed and taxed at the lowest of either the City of Edmonton's or Leduc County's tax rate for a 50-year period, unless specific landowner-initiated development occurs. Further, the City of Edmonton must provide Leduc County with a one-time payment of $3.2 million and 10 annual payments of $530,000 each in compensation.