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Community Association:

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.

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Priddis Greens, Alberta T0L1W3
Services Co-op:

The purpose is to provide the following services to the community:
 - Potable water supply  and 
   sewage treatment
 - Garbage pick-up
 - Snow removal
 - Grass maintenance
 - Summer irrigation 
   (non-potable water)

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WEATHER REPORT
Contact us at: 

 info@PriddisGreens.net 

 
(on the Contact Us page)
If you call personality the battle of Hollywood stars, then, yes, we do lack personality.  But the personality of golf is good golf.  If you want to see a comedian, you ought to tune into Saturday Night Live.
... Tom Watson



About Us:
2017
Pro Shop 
Web Cam

Note:  if it comes up with a black picture, then the Pro Shop has turned it off or some reason.
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 In the ensuing 27 years, the Bylaws have become out of date, and difficult to enact.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.
 
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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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!!! 
Ken Zacharias 
Keeper Of The Data 
Priddis Telephone Directory 

19 Sunrise Way 
Priddis, Ab 
T0L 1W0 
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.

Chad Thomlinson
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.
 
Roberta Roesler
President, PGCA
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
TURKEY SUPPER
at Priddis Hall
Fri, Nov 10 
Oct 9: Message from Roberta:

Thank you to all who attended the Axia information session last Tuesday evening. There were some great questions asked and answered. It is exciting to see the installation moving along and our fingers are still crossed for a 2017 “turning the lights on”. As we heard, it depends on weather, unexpected issues, etc. 

As mentioned in the session, the PGCA will be setting up a Technical Task Force (“Geek Squad”) to help residents once we are live. The Technical Task Force will help with any issues you experience connecting your various devices and other “things” using the internet. This could include but isn’t limited to: 1) computers and mobile devices, 2) printers, scanners, fax machines, etc., 3) security systems, 4) household control systems, 4) smart TVs, etc., etc. Although I’m sure many of you won’t need help, we don’t want anyone feeling stressed or fearful about the upcoming implementation, so we will be there to help for a month or two post-implementation.

More information will follow but right now I am looking for volunteers who are willing to serve on the Task Force. Right now it consists of only me and Phil Wadsworth. It would be nice to have some people who are familiar with the Mac platform in particular. If you can help out on a “help if you’re available” basis, I would appreciate it. 
Oct 12:  Message from Dave:
The number of residents attending this workshop from Priddis Greens and Hawk's Landing was relatively low this evening. All residents should be aware that our communities are located in a wildlife corridor and we are not immume to having bears and cougars visit our area on a regular basis. There have been almost daily reports of sightings of both of these beautiful animals on the golf course, in backyards and crossing the roadways or remnants of their pray or dropping indicating their presents in the area.

This evening attendees of the workshop learned that besides not putting household garbage overnight prior to the day of pick up, another major preventative measure to avoid human/bear conflicts is to remove all 'bird feeders' during this short period of time, when bears in particular are trying to bulk up on as many calories as possible before their winter hibernation. We all need to immediately clean up underneath and remove bird feeders for the next short period of time before the bears head into hibernation.

As we all know, it is always the bear who gets shot because of human behaviour, we know people care if they are aware. So, don't be the one responsible for Fish & Wildlife having to take life ending action to rid the community of an otherwise innocent creature just trying to eat whatever we humans leave out for them.

Thank you for this reminder from Barb Fedun who attended tonight's workshop.

Oct 18:  Update on irrigation system blow-out:

As mentioned previously, the residents irrigation system blow-out is dependent on when the golf club does the golf course system.

Although the actual irrigation line blow-out for both the golf course and the residents systems is scheduled to start on Thursday, October 26th. The water will be shut off to the system on Monday, October 23rd this is to allow time for the 'bleeding' of the irrigation lines prior to the blow-out starting on Thursday. If residents wish to do any end of the season watering of trees and shrubs this should be done between now and Sunday evening. The blow-out is done by zone and will take several days to complete. Residents with automatic sprinkler control systems should probably wait until late Monday to ensure the water is turned off before opening their values to 'bleed' water from the lines. They should leave the valves open for the blow-out of the irrigation system starts on Thursday. After the blow-out is completed those with automatic controls need to close their valves. Rick will look after all the systems that do not have automatic controls on valves.

Questions should be directed to Rick Leong. 
 Cell: (403) 899-5477
Oct 23:  from Rural Crime Watch:
Sometime last Thursday, October 19, 2017, utility locate ‘flags’ were removed from the M.D. of Foothills road right-of-way along the south side of Highway 22 from Priddis Valley Road to Priddis Greens Drive. In addition, utility locate ‘flags’ were removed along the south side of Priddis Greens Drive to Hawk’s Nest Gate.

The utility locates are required for the installation of high-speed internet, fibre-optic cable to the Hamlet of Priddis Greens, which includes the communities of Priddis Greens and Hawk’s Landing. This installation of the cable is a weather-dependent time-sensitive project, but the removal of the utility locate ‘flags’ has delayed the project by at least one week and has added additional costs to the contractor to have the utility locates redone.

Persons with any information about this incident or who observe future suspicious activity are encouraged to call the Turner Valley RCMP at (403) 933.7227
TURKEY SUPPER
at Red Deer Lake United Church
Sat, Nov 18
Contact Al Steingart for 
tickets and details
Oct 27:  New update to Advertising page