Strathcona County to analyze Fort Saskatchewan growth study

November 10, 2015

Fort Saskatchewan City Council today accepted its growth study as information, paving the way for a formal review of its recommendations by Strathcona County.

“Our municipality will continue to trust in and follow the process laid out in the Common Bonds Agreement, signed by the mayors of both municipalities in 2012,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr.

“Strathcona County administration will need adequate time to thoroughly analyze the report. We are interested in getting a better understanding of Fort Saskatchewan’s challenges and continuing to work together to identify solutions that benefit our region as a whole.”

Questions arising from the examination will form the basis of future meetings of the Inter-Municipal Relations Committee. This committee was established as part of the agreement to facilitate ongoing dialogue between the two municipalities on issues of mutual interest.

"Municipalities complete growth studies to ensure long-term growth is reasonable and sustainable; that it benefits both local and regional citizens. Once our two municipalities are satisfied due diligence has been demonstrated, we can determine how best to proceed," says Mayor Carr.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 residents. 

Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595