Town of White City Boundary Alteration Proposal Advances with Formal Request for Restructuring to RM of Edenwold
After a year of public consultation and discussion about the Town of White City’s proposal to incorporate White City, Emerald Park, adjacent commercial and industrial lands, the residential subdivisions of Escott Estates, Deneve Subdivision, Park Meadows Estates, Meadow Ridge Estates and other rural land into one urban municipality, and at the request of the RM of Edenwold No. 158, the Town has submitted, to the RM, a formal proposal for a boundary alteration and a request for a complementary resolution.
As one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, nearly 5,500 people live in White City area. The Town’s population is expected to grow to 22,000 by 2045. Given the scale of growth, a comprehensive long-term plan is needed to address the many opportunities and challenges this community will face.
Mayor Bruce Evans said becoming one urban municipality will provide the necessary governance structure to add the range of services, long-term community planning and democratic representation that should be available to all residents of a rapidly growing urban community.
"We’ve listened carefully to all of the feedback from the community and as a result are moving forward in the process,” Evans said. “Residents believe this is long-overdue and necessary for coordinated future growth and development.”
As part of the formal application process the Town is required by The Municipalities Act, to hold a public meeting to review the application and hear submissions from the community. This meeting will be held at the White City Community Centre on Wednesday, June 5th at 7 pm.