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  UPCOMING EVENTS 2018


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Effective November 1, 2017, the City of Calgary implemented a number of enhanced dumping restrictions for all carriers using facilities at city landfill sites.

As a result, GFL Environmental will NOT take any flattened 'cardboard' as landfill sites will not allow cardboard to be mixed with household garbage. Loads that have cardboard mixed in are charged a significant surcharge per metric ton for that load. Please, only put household garbage out, for pickup by GFL. Household garbage must be in tied plastic bags and placed in garbage can's with tight fitting lids. Our contract allows for two garbage cans per household per week. Garbage should be put out before 7:30 AM each MONDAY for pickup.

For those residents using Range Recycling for cardboard and other recyclable items the pickup day remains as WEDNESDAY, however the pick time is changed to between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. If you have not subscribed to this weekly service and would like to, please go to the Range Recycling website at www.rangerecycling.ca to subscribe or for more information.

Change of Address thru Canada Post:

It is your responsibility to ensure that Land Titles has your correct mailing address.
The MD of Foothills is not responsible for tax penalties due to incorrect mailing addresses.
Contact Land Titles Office at:
403 297-6511

(this was issued in the recent copy of the MD of Foothills NEWS letter)

Dec 20:  
Holiday greetings from the Priddis Greens Community Association!

As we head towards a new year, we would like to provide a couple of important reminders:

Dog owners, please remember to keep your dogs on leash at all times, and continue to clean up after them. 

Although there are special considerations regarding holiday lighting between December 1 and January 31, in order to support the Foothills Dark Sky Bylaw and in consideration of your neighbours, please ensure your holiday lights are extinguished by 10 pm. 

The Axia fibre installation is continuing at a good pace, although it won’t be complete before the end of the year as hoped. In preparation, Axia advises the following:
“If you have an email address from your existing service provider, you will most likely no longer have access to it when you unsubscribe from their services. For this, and many other reasons, we recommend transitioning to a webmail address. A webmail email address is one you can access from anywhere, no matter who provides your Internet service. While there are many webmail options, some examples include Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail, and Yahoo.”

If you change your email address, please ensure you notify Dave Harron, Ken Zacharias, Judy Huston  and Roberta Roesler to ensure you continue receiving community-related emails.

May you all enjoy a peaceful, joyful and safe holiday season!

Strokes always accumulate faster than they can be forgotten.
To ALL Residents of Priddis Greens 

We have been very fortunate in the past to have many of our neighbours commit their time and energy as Directors on our Priddis Greens Services Co-op (PGSC) Board, with some having served multiple terms. This year, the Board has 2 vacancies, each for 3-year terms to be filled at our AGM in April. ALL residents of Priddis Greens (including single family homeowners) are eligible to serve as a Director on the Co-op Board.

As we prepare for our upcoming Annual General Meeting, I would urge that each of you seriously consider offering your time and talents as a Director on our Board.

The Priddis Greens Services Co-op is responsible for providing and managing various services to residents, which include but are not limited to potable water, sewage treatment, garbage pickup, lawn irrigation, lawn maintenance and fertilizing, snow removal and dangerous tree removal. The Board would benefit from those of you who have some experience working with financial information. You need not be a Certified Public Accountant, nor a bookkeeper, but simply comfortable reading and understanding balance sheets and profit & loss statements as part of the Board's governance duties in overseeing expenses related to the Co-op's $927,000 annual operating budget.

The commitment is not onerous. The Board normally meets 6 to 7 times throughout the year. The General Manager organizes the meetings and provides Board members with needed information in advance of each of these meetings. 

If you are interested in serving your community in this important role as a Director, please respond to the Co-op's Chairman:
              Russ Huston at:
              Phone: 403.931.0016
              Cell: 403.999.9319
I have been getting a number of complaints from residents lately about mail being delivered to the wrong box. I have experienced this myself in having mail delivered to my box that belonged to someone else and vice versa. I’d like to request two things to address this issue:

In the short-term, if mail is delivered to your box that is addressed to a different box, can you please do one of two things:

Deliver the mail to the house mailbox of the correct address

Write “Delivered to Incorrect Box” and insert in the new mail slot on the community boxes.
The former is the most desirable, but I understand if you aren’t able to do that.

To address this in the long-term, I ask that everyone that has experienced this problem lately to inform Canada Post. I talked to them on the phone this morning and they advised that everyone who has a concern should complete the online form. The more people that complain, the more likely it is that Canada Post will pay attention.  

Here is the link to the online complaint form. 
CanadaPostLink

I complained a couple of months ago, but completed one again today.

Roberta Roesler
President, Priddis Greens Community Association
RE: PUBLIC NOTICE MESSAGE

Lots of calls and emails, asking what to do with the Public Notice message sent late yesterday.

In 2015 the government changed the legislation with the adoption of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The amendments to the Act changed the inspection requirements for all wastewater and water treatment plants in the province. Licences have an expiry date requiring an inspection to reissue licences for anther period of time. When the Act became effective (in 2015) the change in inspection requirements for all licences for all facilities automatically became due at the same time. With the limited number of inspectors and the large number of plants in the province, this created a huge backlog and the government has had to provide 'extensions' to licences until an inspection under the new guidelines in the Act could be completed. Inspections are being done with larger systems first and working towards smaller operations like ours. At this point we don't know for sure but anticipate that further extensions may be required, in which case there may be further requests from Alberta Environment and Parks to send more Public Notices.

Because an extension for our facility has been granted, the Act requires us to advise everyone in the area that might be affected to have input into the regulatory decisions as allowed by the Act (section 73). There is an option to pay to have the 'Public Notice" published for one day in a newspaper for everyone in the region covered by that newspaper publication to see or email or hand deliver the Notice to those directly serviced by the plant. We chose the less costly method and to email the Notice. A copy of the notice and a list of all the people that have been advised has to be submitted to Environment and Parks as proof the notice was sent. The notice simply provides information on how to submit a written statement of concern.

Other than reading the notice, unless you have a concern you need not do anything more.

You will find the Public Notice on the Services Co-op page.
  To ALL Residents of Priddis Greens and Hawk's Landing 18 January 2018

Subject: The AGM for the Meota Gas Cooperative Association Ltd. is scheduled for Monday, March 26th, 2018 and the Coop will be seeking to fill some Director vacancies. 

One of the vacancies will be mine. I have served on the Meota Gas Board for some 23 years and I have given notice that I would prefer not to serve beyond the 2017-2018 commitment. Part of the Board's strategy over the years has been to seek a geographic representation and, lately, I have been the sole director representing the large communities of Priddis Greens and Hawk's Landing.

Accordingly, I am asking for expressions of interest from residents of Hawk's Landing and Priddis Greens to serve on the Meota Gas Coop Board. The commitment is to a 3-year term and the workload is not onerous:
 - Board Meetings are scheduled almost monthly (usually less);
 - Directors are encouraged to serve on one or more Board Committees that best match their knowledge & skills;
 - New Directors are encouraged to participate in an excellent program on best practices in governance;
 - Directors are encouraged to attend the Gas Federation Annual Meeting (December) and 2 Regional meetings - Spring & Fall.

While serving on the Board is a volunteer commitment, the Meota Coop does pay an honorarium for all meetings attended by the Director.

Of value to the Coop would be people with knowledge, experience and skills in the following areas:
 - Financial (familiarity with P&L and Balance Sheets)
 - Budgeting
 - Strategic Planning
 - Natural gas production & distribution
 - Health & safety regulations & best practice
 - Human resources

The Meota Gas Coop is the sole distributor of natural gas to an expanse of rural communities that include Priddis Greens and Hawk's Landing. Over the many decades since its inception in 1962, the Coop has been successful in providing this service at a lower cost than that of our neighbouring distribution carrier (ATCO) and this reflects the able participation of Directors from the local community. 

If you find this opportunity of interest, please respond to me ...   Fred Robinson

  Please include a recent resume and specific areas of interest that you would see offering most value to the Meota Gas Coop Board.

Look forward to an early response (the AGM in March is coming up quickly).

My best regards to all,
Fred Robinson
Director and Chair of the Finance Committee
Meota Gas Cooperative Association Ltd.  
Jan 20:  Update from Suzanne Oel, Councillor

Check it out on the Links page
RE: Walking Path UPDATE 1 February 2018

Today (February 1st) we have RE-OPENED the Walking Path.

After many hours of hard work over the last 10 days or so, we were able to breakup the ice in the creek system and pump water out of the Hawk #18 pond and have it flow into the Hawk #2 pond. We were also able to break up and clear the ice from the walking path allowing us to reopen the path once again.

A lot depends on the weather as to our ability to keep the path open, but we will monitor it closely and manage it as best we can. Although the path is basically clear as of today, there are a few slippery spots due to natural snow melting along the edges of the path in some areas. Please exercise caution whenever walking on the path during the winter. Snow is in the forecast for this weekend and the MD has been advised to put this path back on their schedule for snow removal once again. As before the MD advises that they will clear snow from the path within 48 hours of a snow event.

I would like to thank the Co-op Utility Operators, especially Jason Eastwood, who worked many long hours in less than ideal conditions to pump the pond, break up ice in the creek and on the path. Also thank you to the Turf Care staff for providing assistance in clearing away the big chucks of ice from the path and to the crew from the MD Public Works department for their help in 'steaming' the culvert to allow the water to flow through to Hawk #2 pond.

Hopefully all this hard work will pay off and the path can remain open.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
On the Edge Concert Series is pleased to present ReMix on Friday, March 9, 2018. This group of 14 singers is based in Calgary, Alberta. They perform Jazz, R & B, Pop and Fusion. ReMix is conducted by Brian Farrell and has performed at Canada’s National Music Centre and at the American Consulate’s July 4 Celebration.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for Youth and free for children 12 and under - available at the door. To purchase tickets in advance phone 403-256-3181 ext 5 or go online at reddeerlakeuc.com

The doors open at 6:30 pm and dinner is available for purchase. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Red Deer Lake United Church is located 7 km west of Macleod Trail on highway 22X.

Click here for the poster
Do you enjoy Yoga?
Be a Warrior and enjoy a morning 
of yoga in the Foothills and 
support great cause.

Warriors of Hope is holding a yoga fundraising event on June 23,2018 at Priddis Greens G&CC. 

We are raising funds for Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

Check out our Facebook and instagram page for more information 
@Yogis R Warriors of Hope.

Click on the images below for the poster and support letter
Notice is hereby given that the 31st Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Priddis Greens Services Co-op Ltd. will be held in the Presidents Room at the Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

More information is on the Services Co-op page
AXIA High Speed Internet UPDATE 
- February 11, 2018

With the fluctuations between periods of extreme cold and then short periods of warmer weather and the accumulation of snow, it has made it cost prohibitive for AXIA contractors (Cross Cut Directional Boring Ltd. and J2Link Group Inc.) to keep mobilizing equipment and trying to work on the project for short periods of time when there is a break in the weather. The following is a summary of where the AXIA project is now and what is scheduled over the next several months. 

Main Line Cables Placed
* All conduit and cable placements are completed from the junction of Hwy #22 and Priddis Valley Road to the Remote Cabinet at Hawk's Nest Gate.
* All conduit and cable placement is complete from the Remote Cabinet west to the corner at #10 Sunset Way on the Priddis Greens side.
* The Remote Cabinet is in place and waiting for power service to be installed.
  Note: The Remote Cabinet is the base from where all the homes and other facilities in Priddis Greens and Hawk's Landing will be serviced from. 

Splicing
* Splicing is starting the week of February 12th and will continue until they have completed all the sections that have been placed and ready.
* The Remote Cabinet will have power installed be turned up and ready for testing of service to it by February 23rd.

Service Drops to Homes
* All activity on service drops have been stopped until early spring now, due to snow cover and depth of frost.
* The contractors are not proceeding with 'drops' to homes in these winter conditions to minimize private property disruption, damage and rehabilitation.
* The contractors will be brining in several 'drop' crews to complete the remaining work as soon as possible in the spring.

All remaining conduit and cable placement on Sunset and Sunrise Way and to all the Hawk's Landing subdivisions will continue as weather permits but this work will only commence based on the forecast being for warmer weather for an extended period.

The tentative completion schedule is now May 31, 2018, however they will do everything possible to improve on this date but they are restricted by the weather and ground conditions. As they proceed they have agreed to provide further updates on completions and any schedule adjustments.
​Hi friends,  I felt you might be interested in this info session and letting you know about it this Friday evening in Bragg Creek. Seems we all use the area in question and you might want to have a say in what happens to it. 

Click on the image below for the poster.


This is at:
The Heart Cafe
12 Balsam Ave
Bragg Creek

6:30 PM 
Friday, Feb 23