The County of Grande Prairie is hosting two information sessions next Tuesday to update residents on the City’s annexation application.
CAO Bill Rogan explains the County filed its response back in March, and wants to share its position.
“The City’s asking for a fairly large land mass. We’re saying that that looks to us to be in the 80 to 100 year range for growth, that we could support that land mass if we could reach conditions that would reflect the long-term nature of that.”
They’re proposing a smaller parcel of land to meet the city’s 30 year needs, and a longer tax transition.
Althoug the County has filed its response, landowners and the general public have until June 2nd to send in written submissions.
“We hope that by having a meeting, and sharing our information,” says Rogan, “those who may not be that familiar with the process may be able to pick up on a few of the concerns we’ve raised and perhaps will include them in the letters if they choose to send letters to the board or make presentations to the board at the hearing.”
The CIty has a week to respond to public input, and then hearings on the matter are scheduled for this fall.
The presentations and Q&A sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on May 13th at the Entrec Centre.