The Priddis Greens Community Association represents the home owners within the original Hamlet of Priddis Greens. It has a mandate to preserve the quality of our community through preservation and enhancement of architectural standards and the natural setting of the community. The association also promotes activities of a recreational and social nature for the residents of Priddis Greens, and will take a leadership role in acting on behalf of the members of the association on matters of common interest.
The Hamlet of Priddis Greens, Alberta T0L1W3
The purpose is to provide the following services to the community:
- Potable water supply and
- Garbage pick-up
- Snow removal
- Grass maintenance
- Summer irrigation
Contact us at:
(on the Contact Us page)
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The Priddis Greens Face Book page will carry communications from Priddis Greens residents now. Please request to be our friend on Facebook and chat with your neighbours about community events. Use the timeline to post anything you want to share. We will use the comments to reply. People sharing with people to build community.
May 6: Info from Roberta:
The current Priddis Greens Community Association (PGCA) Bylaws (479573 Alberta Society) were written in 1990 when the PGCA first began functioning. The Bylaws are meant to guide the operation of the PGCA Board to ensure that it operates within the Society Alberta Act and meets the needs of the community. In the ensuing 27 years, the Bylaws have become out of date, and difficult to enact. Thus, the Board, in consultation with the past-President Charles Ruigrok, undertook a rewrite. The draft has been approved by the Board, reviewed by a lawyer specializing in Bylaws that meet Society Alberta requirements, and will be presented to the community for ratification at the June 27, 2017 Annual General Meeting. To ratify, a favourable vote of not less than 75% of the members who, if entitled to vote, do so in person.
The Bylaws have been completely rewritten from the current version. The draft of the Bylaws that you will be asked to vote upon is on the Members Login page of the website. If you’d like to compare the Draft to the current version, it can be found in the New Resident’s Guide to Our Community handbook (Tab 2), or on the Priddis Greens Community Association website. Proceed to the Members login.
Ratification of the rewritten Bylaws is an important step in the governance and oversight of the PGCA. Please review the attached Draft Bylaws and be prepared to vote to Accept or Reject them at the AGM on June 27th. Attendance of at least one member of your household at the AGM is important and required to vote. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, you may direct them to me or bring them to the AGM where you can ask them in person.
May 31: Message from Roberta:
The recent incidents of home break-ins in the area has caused concerns about security in our neighbourhood. It is comforting to know that despite the recent spate of break-ins, the actual incidents of crime in our MD are not increasing year over year, according to the RCMP. However, in response to the concerns, I convened a meeting with representatives from Hawk’s Landing/Nest, Priddis Greens, Priddis Co-Op, Priddis Golf Course and the MD. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss additional security measures that could be taken to improve security. Some options discussed were: full-time security guards, installation of cameras, installation of one or more gates. I’d like to thank Geoff Dodsworth for his investigation of a variety of gating and guarding options including cost. We have decided to start with two low-cost approaches and then assess their effectiveness before taking further action. The approaches are:
1. Raise awareness of all residents in our community regarding how to keep their homes, and therefore our neighbourhood, better protected against burglary. I worked with our Councillor Suzanne Oel, and our RCMP Representative Corporal Tiffany McGregor, to compile the tips for better protecting your home. If we all follow these tips, our community will become less desirable to would-be burglars. I’d recommend that you discuss the list at your next Condo Corporation meetings to determine if there are actions all members in the quad can take together.
2. Dave Harron, representing the Priddis Co-Op, agreed to investigate the installation of signs in our neighbourhood warning would-be burglars that our neighbourhood is under video surveillance. Although many sophisticated burglars are good at thwarting video surveillance and therefore may not be deterred by the signs, the signs may discourage less sophisticated burglars and other petty crime.
If these measures are not sufficient, we can then pursue other measures such as gates and security guards.
The topic of Community Security has been added as a discussion item for the June 27th AGM, so you are welcome to come and provide your input at that time.
Please let me know if you have comments, questions or concerns.
July 7: Message from Roberta:
I’ve been asked to remind all residents of the speed limit within Priddis Greens. Chad Thomlinson recently sent the following to all Golf Course Members:
The speed limit once you enter Priddis Greens is 40km/hr. Take this as an opportunity to prepare properly for your visit to Priddis by driving slowly and calmly as you enter. Conversely, continue to enjoy your day by leaving slowly! We experienced a single vehicle accident just south of the bend by Hawk #2 last week. There was substantial vehicle damage but thankfully the injuries were fairly minor. We share the road with a lot of types of traffic and safety must prevail over unsafe or distracted driving.
Let’s ensure that as residents we model the desired behaviour for visitors to our beautiful little hamlet. Thank you.
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TO ALL PRIDDIS GREENS and HAWK'S LANDING HOMEOWNERS:
EXTREME WILDFIRE HAZARD CONTINUES
Please be aware that the Wildfire Hazard in our area continues to be considered extreme. The Fire Ban is in place on all open fires, including burn barrels and recreation fire pits. All burn permits and fireworks permits have been revoked. The Fire Ban will remain in place until the entire M.D. of Foothills receives significant rainfall. Residents as well as any contractors working on your property are strongly urged to be careful when using any equipment (motorized ATV's, lawnmowers, chainsaws etc.) that might cause a spark to ignite a fire. This also includes the need for the proper disposal of cigarettes and cigars while working or just relaxing outside.
We can't stress enough how easily wildfires can start and how vulnerable our communities are being located in such dry and heavily wooded terrain.
Visit the FireSmart Canada website for information on being prepared for Wildfire Evacuations.
Scroll down and click on the FireSmart Last-minute Wildfire Checklist
Aug 14: It’s time once again to gather accurate information for our Priddis Greens Directory for the 2017-2018 Edition. Please check the file that was attached to my email and be sure that your NAME is spelled correctly, your PHONE NUMBER(s) and EMAIL ADDRESS(S) are current and we have you at the right ADDRESS.
If you’re info is all correct, please reply to my email and say “All is correct” (or something to that effect).
If some of your information is missing or incorrect, please reply to my email and let me know what needs to be changed.
If there are two people in your household with email addresses, you will both get my email. Please, both reply. That will simplify my life greatly!
If you’d like to discuss any of this you can call me at 403-607-7256 at any time. As long as I’m not driving my truck and would risk careening into a ditch, I’d love to talk to you. If I don’t pick up the phone, just leave me a message and I’ll call you back as soon as I can.
Please get back to me as quickly as possible. I have to have all of this data collated, formatted and into the printer VERY SOON. Your Directory and my sanity are counting on your quick reply.
All the best!!!
Keeper Of The Data
Priddis Telephone Directory
19 Sunrise Way
ATTN: Residents of Priddis Greens
We have begun a construction project on the Raven Golf Course that will run through late October. Nine holes of irrigation is being replaced and all 18 greens surfaces with a larger scale remodel of the greens on Raven 9,12 & 17. This project will at times involve hauling of material in and out of the golf course as well as the operation of larger than normal equipment. We will do our best to minimize any inconvenience or nuisance to you, our neighbours during the project. If you have any questions or concerns, please call James Beebe, Golf Course Manager @ 403-931-3399 or Chad Thomlinson, General Manager @ 403-931-3171 ext. 111.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
We have had a number of residents express concern over dogs barking continually and often starting early in the morning. We would ask that you take measures to ensure your pet is not disturbing the peace and quiet of your neighbours.
Thank you for your attention and cooperation.
Aug 28: Please see the Services Co-op page for important announcements
RE: IRRIGATION SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS
Some residents are finding that turning the valves on our manual lawn irrigation system has become too much of a hassle. As a result a few condo corps have changed or are in the process of changing their current manual valve system to an automatic timer controlled system.
For those who have made or are contemplating making the change, they should be aware that:
> The CO-OP is responsible for the main irrigation line up to and including each condo corp/lot owner's main turn on/off valve .
> The CO-OP is also responsible for the main irrigation line leading from each condo corp/lot owner's main turn on/off valve back to the Golf Club's pressure regulating valves for the home irrigation system.
> The Condominium Corp/Lot Owner is responsible for the replacement/maintenance/repair of each condo corp/lot owner's irrigation network of control valves, irrigation system lines, sprinkler heads and Quick Connectors.
> When requested, and if the work is within the capabilities of CO-OP employees the CO-OP will do the repairs and maintenance, at an hourly rate charged to the resident or condo corporation to the current valve and irrigation systems only.
> Repairs and maintenance to any part of newly installed automated systems cannot be done by the CO-OP due to product warranties and not having a supply of parts other than those needed for the current manual valve system.
Thank you for your understanding.
Meet Dwayne Helgeson,
Please join us to meet our new Turner Valley RCMP Staff Sgt. Dwayne Helgeson.
The Turner Valley Detachment serves this rural crime watch area.
Date: Next Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Priddis Community Hall
This will give you a chance to speak to Sgt. Helgeson and ask him questions about the R.C.M.P.
Red Deer Lake United Church has invited Paul Rumbolt, a gifted song-writer, musician and performer to support our church in a fundraising concert on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Paul is a performer and a minister who shares, through his music, his east coast heritage and life experiences. Also performing are Suzanne Leveque and Craig Bignell, an accomplished acoustic duo, known as Over the Moon.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for Youth and free for children 12 and under - available at the door. You may also phone 403-256-3181 ext 5. For further information go to Reddeerlakeuc.com
Doors open at 6:00 pm and refreshments are available for purchase. The concert begins at 7:00 pm. Red Deer Lake United Church is located 7 km west of Macleod Trail on highway 22X.
RE: OCTOBER GARBAGE PICK-UP
Recent frosty nights will no doubt have created plenty of garden waste! Arrangements have been made with GFL Environmental to pickup garden waste for the month of OCTOBER. Please hold garden waste for pickup on October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th ONLY. Garden waste must be in tied plastic bags, also 'small' branches/twigs must also be tied in bundles and placed beside cans of household waste.
Thank you to those that cooperated by adhering to our request to NOT put your household garbage out for pick-up until Wednesday morning. Last week was much improved from previous weeks however, there were still several homeowners on both Sunrise and Sunset Ways that had their garbage out overnight on Tuesday. Not only does this attract wildlife (bears, skunks, ravens etc.) having garbage out in stormy weather has the potential to create a real mess in the community. For those using Range Recycling Service we also ask that these items NOT be put out until Wednesday morning for most of the same reasons.
Household waste must be in tied plastic bags and placed in garbage cans with tight fitting lids. Garbage bags left beside or on top of garbage cans will not be taken by GFL. If you are not using the Range Recycling Service, GFL will take flattened cardboard tied or taped in bundles. Cardboard should be placed beside or under garbage cans to avoid blowing away. We suggest that any residents interested in services for other recyclables provided by Range Recycling, subscribe by visiting their website. www.rangerecycling.ca
Sept 20: Update from Suzanne Oel - you can find it on the Links page
Sept 21: Update on Axia:
Per Dave Harron’s email last week, (see it on the Services Co-op page), we have confirmed that the offer will apply to us! Which means that we will have ten times the bandwidth that we signed up for at no additional cost. This offer is possible because of the fibre technology.
I know there were a handful of people out there worried about whether or not Axia would raise our prices after we signed up. I think this shows that they care about customer service and have no intention of losing our business. If you still haven’t signed up, it isn’t too late, but the window is definitely closing. Axia will be putting shovels in the ground soon, after which time, you will likely need to pay an implementation fee if you want their service in the future. The current plan is to complete the implementation before the end of the year.
Dave Harron, Priddis Co-Op General Manager, is acting as the point person for Axia. He has likely already been in touch with you regarding your installation plans. You will also contacted by other contractors involved in the implementation including the contractor installing the main fibre line, the contractor installing the fibre to the outside of your home, and the contractor completing the in-home installation.
This is a very positive step for our community. A big thank you to Dave Harron, Phil Wadsworth and the community internet committee for their tireless efforts in making this happen for us.
Hello Neighbours! Surely the snow will be short lived!
Thank you to each and all who attended our SunCapers Golf Tournament and made it so enjoyable!
For those of you who missed the fun, its almost time for another great opportunity to grow and enjoy our Beautiful community of Beautiful people!
SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! REGISTER TO ATTEND/HOST!
Saturday, Oct 14
LET'S BE the Neighbours
we want to HAVE!
APPETIZERS AT 5:30 PM - All Together (VENUE to be determined.)
TO HOST HOMES FOR: DINNER AT 7:00 PM (HOST’S-welcoming 4-6 neighbours-to be determined.)
GATHER AGAIN FOR DESSERT AND NIGHTCAP AT 9:15 (VENUE to be determined.)
Judy Huston, Chair
PGCA, Social Committee
The Internet Committee will be holding an Axia information session on October 3rd, 7pm in the President’s Room.
Please mark it in your calendars and make every effort to attend. It will likely be a short, but very informative, meeting both for those that have already signed up and those that have chosen not to sign up at this time. Representatives from Axia and the contracting companies performing the work will be in attendance. Dave Harron, who is overseeing the implementation from a Priddis Greens perspective, will also be in attendance.
Information Session Objectives:
Update those that have signed up for an Axia fibre connection on the status of the implementation and when they can expect activity in their homes and properties (very soon).
Provide additional information to those that have chosen not to sign up at this time (very few), to ensure they have all the information they need to make an informed decision. This is an amazing opportunity for our community and we don’t want anyone missing out because they have not had all the information they require to make a decision. Regardless of their final decision, all residents will experience some impact during implementation, thus we want all residents to be fully informed.
Provide community members a forum for asking questions and getting answers to any and all questions.
This is a one-time event. I look forward to seeing you there.
President, PGCA on behalf of the Internet Committee
Axia information session on October 3rd, 7pm in the President’s Room.
See Sept 23 Announcement
on this page for more.