Annexation

Portion of Range Road 223

The City of Fort Saskatchewan Council, at their March 23, 2021 council meeting, approved that the City file a notice of intent to annex a portion of Range Road 223.

Proposed Annexation Area Map - Range Road 223
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The City and Strathcona County support this annexation request as it provides the greatest certainty and clarity for adjacent property owners and both municipalities for the long term management and operations for this portion of Range Road 223.

The City is asking if you have any comments or concerns to please provide them in writing by May 1, 2021 to:

Dean McCartney
Manager, Development Planning
10005 – 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, T8L 2C5
Dmccartney@fortsask.ca

FAQs

What is an Annexation Application?

It is a boundary adjustment request to the Municipal Government Board (MGB) by a municipality. Adjusting the boundary means the requesting municipality incorporates land from an adjacent municipality or municipalities into its jurisdiction. Approval of the application by the MGB would result in land within the application area changing jurisdiction from Strathcona County (County) to the City of Fort Saskatchewan (City).

What is the Municipal Government Board (MGB)?

The MGB is a quasi-judicial board created by the Province to process and make recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs regarding annexation applications. More information about the MGB.

How much land is in the annexation application?

The annexation request is to annex a portion of Range Road 223 that is west of Section 34, Township 54, Range 22, West of the 4th Meridian as shown on the Proposed Annexation Area Map. The length of road being requested is 1.6km (1 mile) by 20m (66ft) wide.

Why is the City annexing this portion of the range road?

The road is adjacent to the City’s light industrial business park area and will provide important access. The City and the County agreed to upgrade this portion of the road to the City’s engineering standards. Annexing the road into the  City’s municipal boundary would provide the greatest certainty and clarity for adjacent property owners and both municipalities for the long term management and operations for this upgraded portion of the range road.

How do I participate in the process?

The MGB will provide notice of a Hearing to allow landowners & stakeholders to speak directly to the Board on any matters relating to the Annexation Application submitted by the City of Fort Saskatchewan.

Outside of the hearing process, please contact Dean McCartney, Manager Development Planning to provide comments or ask questions. Ph: 780-992-6234 or E: dmccartney@fortsask.ca.

Resources

Proposed Annexation Area Map for Range Road 223

Municipal Government Board (MGB)

Municipal Government Board (MGB) Annexation Process