Fast-growing Beaumont seeks to more than double its land area

A proposed land annexation that would more than double the size of the town of Beaumont is necessary to keep up with projected growth, town council says.

Council passed a resolution on Tuesday to begin negotiations with Leduc County to annex 24 quarter sections, or 1,536 hectares, of land. The land to be annexed extends north, west and south of Beaumont’s current boundaries.

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