Annexation is a process where the boundaries between two or more municipalities are adjusted. It involves negotiations between the effected governments, public engagement and a formal review by the Municipal Government Board. It is the Lieutenant Governor in Council who makes the final decision on whether the annexation is successful.
Working cooperatively with our neighbouring community Sturgeon County, the Town of Gibbons is looking to expand by absorbing three quarter sections of land presently within Sturgeon County’s jurisdiction into our boundaries. The three quarters are located along the Town’s south-east border and if the town is successful they will facilitate measured long-term growth and greater economic opportunities for the region.
The Negotiating Committee
A key component of any successful annexation process is input from all affected municipalities. The Municipal Government Board requires municipalities to negotiate in good faith and to come to an amical and fair agreement on the terms of the annexation. A negotiating committee, including council members from each community have been meeting to work out the details and ramification of the transfer.
An Annexation Open House was held on March 16, 2016 to help collect community input. Twenty-four people stopped in during the evening to get more information. Click to see the presentation given at the Annexation Open House.
If you have any other questions regarding the Annexation or the process that is being followed please contact:
Farrell O'Malley (CAO) Town of Gibbons
(Manager of Sustainable Development)
Town of Gibbons
Jane Dauphinee (Senior Planner) Municipal Planning Services