by Morinville News Staff

Sturgeon County and St. Albert Council members have agreed to take the next steps in their on-going collaboration by embarking on a joint boundary growth study.

The two municipalities say the study is intended to support future growth along the communities’ shared boundary, enhance strong ties between the two municipalities, and further solidify the commitment to the both municipalities success.

“We share many of the same priorities, and recognize the need for municipal officials to work together in the interests of our residents,” said St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse in a Jan. 27 release.

Sturgeon County Mayor Tom Flynn also sees the cooperation as beneficial. “This ongoing cooperation strengthens our rapport as we work together to maximize the benefits for St. Albert and Sturgeon County residents,” he said.

The joint study stems from a November 2014 Memorandum of Understanding between the two municipalities, committing them to work together developing strong, vibrant and sustainable communities, as well as working together to enable effective decision-making regarding infrastructure, lands and boundaries.

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