Accommodating Growth: Town of Coaldale Annexation Proposal

The Town of Coaldale wishes to annex lands from Lethbridge County. This webpage provides accurate and up-to-date information and resources regarding annexation in general, relevant background studies and legislation, and the Town’s annexation proposal and associated timelines.

If you have any questions about the annexation application, please contact:

Town of Coaldale

Spencer Croil, RPP MCIP, Director of Planning and Development

Town of Coaldale, 1920, 17 Street, Coaldale AB T1M 1M1

Phone: 403-345-1304 or Email: planner@coaldale.ca

or

Lethbridge County

Hilary Janzen, RPP MCIP, Senior Planner/Development Officer

Lethbridge County

100, 905 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 4E4

Phone: 403-328-5525 or Email: planning@lethcounty.ca

 

For more information about the annexation process, please contact:

Rick Duncan, Case Manager

Municipal Government Board, Municipal Affairs

Summerside Business Centre

1229-91 Street SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 1E9

780-422-8652 or richard.duncan@gov.ab.ca

General Information

What is annexation?

Annexation is the process for a municipality to expand its boundaries in order to accommodate future growth opportunities. Properties within an annexation area experience a change in jurisdiction from one municipality to another. However, annexation does not change ownership rights and is not necessarily undertaken to facilitate immediate development, but rather to secure lands for future growth.

Why is the Town proposing annexation?

The Town’s developable land supply is being exhausted, and planning for the projected growth of the community over the next 25 years takes significant time. Annexation will allow the Town to plan and prepare for its future growth needs with confidence by ensuring lands required for future growth are within its jurisdiction.

Annexation is necessary not only to allow the Town of Coaldale to plan for its growing population, but also to continue to facilitate opportunities for commercial and industrial development, and to ensure a mix of land uses that results in a diverse and sustainable municipal tax base into the future.

What land is the Town contemplating for annexation?

In 2014 the Town enlisted the Oldman River Regional Services Commission (ORRSC) to prepare a growth study which would determine the Town’s future growth needs over the next 25 years. The study determined that Coaldale has a limited supply of developable lands left available to satisfy future growth. The Growth Study has informed the selection of the majority of lands that are included in the annexation proposal.

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Where is the process at?

 

How long will the process take?

On June 22, 2017, the Province of Alberta’s Municipal Government Board held a public hearing in Coaldale to allow the Town, County, other agencies, and individual landowners that are for or against the annexation application to speak to the board about their position.

Town Council and administration are now awaiting a final decision by the province, which should be available by January 2018. Once a final decision has been made the Town will notify the community, including all existing and newly annexed landowners, and all landowners within the Intermunicipal Development Plan area.

Public Engagement

How can I participate?

Formal public engagement efforts have now been finalized.

Results of public engagement


FAQs

“The FAQ section provides information for a number of commonly asked questions. You may also ask a question of your own and the answer will be posted directly onto this page as quickly as possible”

Background Information

Statutory plans and legislative information

Town of Coaldale documents 

Contact Us

Town of Coaldale

Spencer Croil, RPP MCIP

Director of Planning and Development

Town of Coaldale

Phone: 403-345-1304

Email: planner@coaldale.ca

 

Lethbridge County

Hilary Janzen, RPP MCIP

Senior Planner/Development Officer

Lethbridge County

Phone: 403-328-5525

Email: planning@lethcounty.ca