January 2017

Winter & Spring 2017


Winter & Spring 2017

The ERHA is composed of volunteers who give their time and energy to support the homeowners and community of Eagle Ridge.

You can contact the Board via e-mail at: email@ERHA-web.com


The invoice for the annual fees are enclosed with this newsletter. We request that you pay the fees promptly. Please remember that all homeowners are required to pay the fees. And also, kindly remember that volunteers on the Board are undertaking the collection! Late fees of 16% per annum will be charged after March 1, 2017. Prolonged collection increases costs to all homeowners.


The AGM for ERHA will be held in May. The date has not yet been confirmed, but watch for notification and street signage. There are term limits on Board positions, and this year there will be several positions to be filled. Feel free to contact current Board members for information regarding the positions and time commitment involved (it isn’t huge!).


The ERHA will continue the fence maintenance and rehabilitation program in late spring. We continually assess and determine the areas of highest need and allocate a portion of the budget annually to provide the maintenance of the common area fencing. HOMEOWNERS are required to maintain their own fencing. Staining should be done every 3-4 years to maintain longevity of the fence. It costs approximately $1000/post for replacement and approximately $1.75 sq ft for painting (approximately $95/panel) and $40/board for replacement (includes removal, reattachment, paint, waste disposal, etc). Keeping your fence in good repair, allowing proper drainage, and replacing broken boards will extend the life of your fence – and your neighbours – for many years.

Paint colors are: Cloverdale
Pewter 06801 Deep, B3y, C1y, F8 per 01
Ebony 06804 Clear, B13y per 01


There are specific roofing materials, exterior finishes, etc. that abides by the guidelines as outlined in the Architectural Guidelines and Bylaws of the Association. Please be aware of these. If you have questions or are planning an exterior redesign or product change that is not clearly identified in the guidelines, please contact the Board. Failure to comply may result in the homeowner being required to remove product and redo according to the bylaws. It is the responsibility of the Homeowner to know what product/design is permitted. Many renovation and home building companies do not necessarily comply with the guidelines of ERHA.


Sump pumps MUST drain on to your own property. This is a City of Edmonton bylaw (Bylaw 16200, City of Edmonton). Water CANNOT run onto sidewalks, walkways or other common areas. This creates slippery surfaces (water, mud, ice) and homeowners can and will be fined.
**Sump pumps should not be attached to eavestrough downspouts. Homeowners are liable for injuries incurred on slippery sidewalks if their sump pump drains on to it.


Recreation Equipment and Commercial Vehicle Parking:
Recreation vehicles and commercial vehicles in excess of 3/4 ton capacity shall not be stored on any property for more than 48 hours unless in a garage. For more details see Appendix "A" of Bylaws: Restrictive Covenants, 2.3.5. “2.3.5 No recreational vehicles or trailers shall be parked or kept on any Subdivided Lot (unless inside a garage) for more than forty-eight (48) hours, without the prior written approval of the Approving Authority.” Storage bins or Dumpsters for use during renovation will be permitted, provided it is for a short term and the Board is notified of the need and requested time.


Due to the high number of scavengers (birds, coyotes, small animals) in the area, we must request that garbage not be put out until, ideally, the day of garbage pick up. IF you need to put garbage out the NIGHT before, PLEASE ENSURE IT IS IN A BAG, INSIDE A GARBAGE CAN. Homeowners MUST clean up garbage that is opened by scavengers!


We continue to monitor information regarding the proposed development in Henderson Park. Information is difficult to obtain and “sketchy”. Our City Counselor has been unwilling to issue opposition to proposed developments, which, from the information provided to the Board at this time, is likely targeting a low-income development. The area has been rezoned to allow for a multi-story complex, although we have not had confirmation that a multi-story building is being planned. HOWEVER, we have grave concerns about the development process and the impact on Eagle Ridge residents and land values.
The community is supposed to have opportunity for “community engagement” so we strongly encourage residents to be informed and to participate. Watch for signage advertising these opportunities.


There has been increased theft and vandalism in the area. Please notify the Edmonton Police if you are the victim of damage or loss. There also continues to be frequent vandalism at the bus shelters. Please report suspicious activity to EPS.


All residents of Eagle Ridge are encouraged to purchase a Community League Membership. They are available at: TRAC Office or online at www.efcl.org. Family $45, Single or Couple $35, Senior Single $25, Senior Couple $30.

E-MAIL NOTIFICATION: We would appreciate receiving e-mail addresses so that we can provide occasional e-mail notification of important information (i.e. community meetings, Big Bin dates, EPS alerts, etc.).

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