December 1, 2020 — After years of intermunicipal relationship building and negotiations, the Municipal District of Bonnyville (M.D.) is overjoyed that the Government of Alberta and the municipal parties involved – the Village of Glendon, Town of Bonnyville, City of Cold Lake, and the M.D. – have all agreed, in principal, on how to distribute the linear property tax revenues from the Cold Lake air weapons range (ID349) moving forward.
Improvement District No. 349 will now be amalgamated into the M.D. with the tax revenue from the former ID properties being shared amongst all municipal partners.
“The M.D. is very pleased with yesterday’s announcement and the effort by the province through MLA David Hanson and Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard to bring this longstanding issue to a close,” states M.D. Reeve Greg Sawchuk. “We appreciate their willingness to not only consult with us, but to entertain our Made in the Lakeland solution.”
Safeguarding the lasting sustainability of our four communities was the cooperative foundation of this historic agreement. Thank you to our urban partners and their Councils for concentrating on this shared vision.
“We believe this agreement, which was built in the spirit of collaboration, will provide stability to the municipalities involved and benefit all of the residents in our region,” Sawchuk said.
Although this agreement is subject to the approval of Cabinet, the M.D. is looking forward to working with the province on the necessary transition.