Parkland County and City of Spruce Grove sign Memorandum of Understanding to guide annexation process

January 16, 2019
Left to right, Parkland County CAO Mike Heck, City of Spruce Grove CAO Robert Cotterill, Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston and Parkland County Mayor Rod Shaigec stand with the signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Last night, the Mayors of Parkland County and the City of Spruce Grove came together to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will guide the annexation process between the neighbouring municipalities.

“We’re very proud of the collaboration taking place between our municipalities, respecting the needs of both communities, while recognizing we are one Tri-Municipal Region,” said Parkland County Mayor Rod Shaigec. “We are confident we will be able to continue the great work that has begun throughout the entire annexation process.”

“We want to manage our growth in a reasonable and responsible manner that best meets the strategic interests of both the City and the County,” said Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston. “This MOU demonstrates our shared commitment to ongoing co-operation in the Tri-Municipal Region and we look forward to continuing to work together.”

The MOU sets the terms of understanding between the City and County to allow for a successful annexation.  It recognizes short-term growth needs for the City of Spruce Grove, while ensuring long-term needs are identified within the completion of a new Regional Plan that will involve the City, the County and the Town of Stony Plain.

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