Ed­son’s AUMA Res­o­lu­tion

The McLeod River Post - - Front Page -

Mem­bers of the Al­berta Ur­ban Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion (AUMA) have ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion brought for­ward by Ed­son Town Coun­cil. The mo­tion had 90.6% sup­port and urges the Al­berta Gov­ern­ment to re­view their pol­icy deal­ing with who pays for high­way im­prove­ments deemed to be re­quired when new de­vel­op­ments are con­sid­ered. The AUMA res­o­lu­tion asks the Pro­vin­cial Gov­ern­ment to pro­duce a pol­icy that is more eq­ui­table to all mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the size of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity, as well as the prox­im­ity to a high­way.

Ed­son Mayor Kevin Za­hara says the cur­rent pol­icy is hav­ing a neg­a­tive im­pact on eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties in our com­mu­nity. “We need a more eq­ui­table so­lu­tion to en­sure de­vel­op­ment can con­tinue to oc­cur along the high­way cor­ri­dor with­out these ad­di­tional costs to de­vel­op­ers and small ru­ral mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.”

Ed­son Coun­cil passed a mo­tion to de­velop this AUMA res­o­lu­tion at their March 20, 2018 meet­ing.

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