Bowden wants to expand

Town has applied to annex more than 200 acres for future growth.

Town of Bowden needs more space.

Representatives for the community of 1,240 announced their intent last month to annex 222 acres on the southwest side of Bowden. The land targeted for annexation is already owned by the town.

The property includes a lift station and wastewater lagoon for the town’s sewage system. There is also a grain processing plant and a landfill that is no longer operating.

Coun. Philip Massier raised concerns that the landfill could create future liability problems.

County chief administrative officer Curtis Herzberg said since the landfill had always been owned and operated by the town the county would be free of any liability.

Council unanimously supported the town’s annexation request, which must be approved at the provincial level.

“This will allow Bowden to continue to grow as they need to,” said Mayor Jim Wood. “I think this is an important step.”

Last month, Bowden’s council approved a motion to submit its annexation request to the Municipal Government Board.

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