Category Archives: Spring Cleanup

Spring Cleanup

Now that the snow is off of the ground and Spring is here, it is now time to start thinking about cleaning up our complex. The Board will be hard at work getting things in proper order in the common areas, and ask that you also look at your front and rear exclusive use areas to see what needs to be picked up/cleaned up. The annual Big Bin event for oversized items that need to go to the dump will be announced in upcoming weeks, along with the annual spring inspection. Once more information is available we will be sure to contact unit owners with all the details!

BIG BIN EVENT SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016 10 AM -12 PM

On Saturday May 14, 2016, the Board has contracted Anything to the Dump to help owners remove any oversized items from you unit and take it to the dump.

Details are as follows:

  • This is for oversized items, but does not include the following: TVs, PAINT, PROPANE TANKS, TIRES, CHEMICALS, FRIDGES, FREEZERS, AIR CONDITIONERS and anything else they refuse to take due to environmental concerns.
  • This will take place from 10AM to 12PM
  • The company will have a mobile bin that can move close to your unit entrance. They will not enter your home to move anything, but will help move things from the outside to their truck.

Please contact the Board at hpoh229@hotmail.com or at the shed unit 229 if you have any questions regarding this. Thank you.

 

Spring Planting Areas & Guidelines – Exclusive Use Areas

The sun and warmer temperatures have allowed for many owners to think about planting flowers in the EUA (Exclusive Use Areas)

Here is a handy guideline from our annual spring inspection that will let you know what is permitted and not permitted to be planted:

– THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF APPROVED AND NON APPROVED ITEMS FOR PLANTING IN YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE AREAS:

ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
*ALL ANNUALS                

* MOST PERENNIALS     

*ANY SHRUBS/BUSHES APPROVED BY BOARD IN WRITING

* GOUT WEED              *ENGLEMAN CLIMBER *VIRGINIA CREEPER       *HOPS     *YARROW

* ANY CREEPING PLANTS OR VINES

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT A CERTAIN SHRUB/BUSH, PLEASE MAKE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE BOARD VIA EMAIL AT HPOH229@HOTMAIL.COMOR DROP IT OFF AT THE SHED – UNIT 229.

Last year the Board landscaped the fronts of units and reestablished neglected flower planting areas back to grass. It should be noted that in areas where the Board has done so, you are not permitted to plant flowers again. Planting can take place for those units where an established area is present.

It should also be noted that at this time NO SHRUBS OR TREES should be planted whatsoever. Many shrubs and trees in Exclusive Use Areas will be removed this year as part of the fence replacement and regradingprocess.The Board suggests that you instead plant your shrubs in a planter.

Mice Reduction Action Plan

The Board recently had 3 contractors help give ideas on how to reduce/and or eliminate the amount of mice in the complex. Later this spring traps will be set up by contractors near each of the 4 garbage areas in order to help with the process. These traps will contain food for mice to take back to their nesting areas that will poison them.

All contractors agreed that the #1 thing that you as unit owner can do to help with this issue is to refrain from leaving garbage in your rear EUA and the garbage areas longer than it needs to be there. Please adhere to the posted garbage times on the signs at your nearest garbage station whenever possible.

Thank you for your attention to this issue!

 

NOTICE – LUSH YARD CARE ONSITE – SPRING CLEANUP

LUSH YARD CARE WILL BE ON SITE DURING THE WEEK OF APRIL 27TH – MAY 1ST, 2015 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SPRING CLEAN UP

Please ensure all personal items are removed from the common area directly in front of your unit.

Neither the Board nor the Contractor May be held liable for damage or issues caused by non – compliance.

 

Garbage Guideline Reminders

There has again been an increase in the number of inappropriate disposals of garbage into the the general garbage areas on site. Please note that you should be dropping off your garbage ONLY on the assigned days and at the assigned times. Household items larger than a garbage bag in size should be taken to a separate garbage depot. Construction/renovation materials should not be placed in the garbage area either. The City of Edmonton recently opened the Kennedale Ecostation located nearby at 5355 127 Ave. You can see more information on the site and what they accept by clicking this link.

Please also note that the Board has made it a priority for this upcoming year to deal with this issue, and you will be informed when new measures are put in place.

Spring Planting Areas & Guidelines – Exclusive Use Areas

The sun and warmer temperatures have allowed for many owners to think about planting flowers in the EUA (Exclusive Use Areas)

Here is a handy guideline from our annual spring inspection that will let you know what is permitted and not permitted to be planted:

– THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF APPROVED AND NON APPROVED ITEMS FOR PLANTING IN YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE AREAS:

ALLOWED NOT ALLOWED
*ALL ANNUALS                

* MOST PERENNIALS     

*ANY SHRUBS/BUSHES APPROVED BY BOARD IN WRITING

* GOUT WEED              *ENGLEMAN CLIMBER *VIRGINIA CREEPER       *HOPS     *YARROW

* ANY CREEPING PLANTS OR VINES

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT A CERTAIN SHRUB/BUSH, PLEASE MAKE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE BOARD VIA EMAIL AT HPOH229@HOTMAIL.COM OR DROP IT OFF AT THE SHED – UNIT 229.

Last year the Board landscaped the fronts of units and reestablished neglected flower planting areas back to grass. It should be noted that in areas where the Board has done so, you are not permitted to plant flowers again. Planting can take place for those units where an established area is present.

It should also be noted that at this time NO SHRUBS OR TREES should be planted whatsoever. Many shrubs and trees in Exclusive Use Areas will be removed this year as part of the fence replacement and regrading process.The Board suggests that you instead plant your shrubs in a planter.