What steps will take place now that the Growth Study has been accepted by the Town Council?
The Future Growth Study recommends a direction for future residential, commercial, and industrial growth and as a result the Town of White City has produced a proposal to incorporate into a single municipality, the town, Emerald Park, Park Meadows Estates, Meadow Ridge Estates, Escott/Deneve, Great Plains Industrial Park and sufficient additional land to support a well- planned and manage community for the next 25 years. Doing so, will create a single municipality to direct and manage land use and appropriately accommodate future growth with a balanced property tax assessment base.
The Town has sent the RM of Edenwold a formal letter of intent to annex the lands identified and a principle based and mediated negotiation process will be initiated to work out a mutually agreeable outcome.
In addition, a comprehensive public engagement process will be undertaken over a six-month period that will be open, transparent and inclusive. This process will include public information sessions, full access to all information in a special section of the Town’s website and ample opportunities for all affected citizens and businesses to offer opinions and provide suggestions.
At the conclusion of the public engagement and mediation processes, the Town will submit a formal proposal to the Provincial Government and the Saskatchewan Municipal Board for the annexation of sufficient lands to support an integrated, full service growth community.
More Frequently Asked Questions
- Why did the Town of White City not create it's own water utility and what will happen to water rates in Emerald Park?
- How is White City Administration preparing for potential annexation?
- I have a private well on my property, will I have to connect to the town’s water system if we become one community?
- White City and Emerald Park handle on-street parking differently. What will happen if we become one community?
- How much is the annexation proposal and application to the SMB going to cost?