May was a busy transition month for the community. As spring clean-up draws to a close and we begin preparing grass and shrub beds for the summer months, you will see a constant presence of personnel from our landscape maintenance contractor, ULS, working in our community. Discovery Ridge has many green spaces and the NDHA is responsible for ensuring all these areas are looked after. If you happen to notice a space that needs extra attention, please let us know so that it can be tended to quickly. Dangerous tree concerns should be directed to 311, however, as the NDHA cannot remove trees on city lands.
POSTPONED: NDHA Annual General Meeting: In light of the Covid-19/Coronavirus restrictions on gatherings, the NDHA board has taken the decision to postpone the AGM, which is normally held in early June. Our Articles of Association (paragraph 6) require us to hold an AGM at least once per calendar year, not more than sixteen months apart. At the time of this writing, a new date has not been set. Fortunately, members of the current board have agreed to stay on until the 2020 AGM can be held. Special thank you to those members, as this will allow for the continuation of communication with the membership, management of funds and landscape management and upkeep in Discovery Ridge through the summer!
Don’t Cause a Flood! - With June comes rain and a resurgence of the abundant plant life that makes our community so special. For those of you with a drainage swale in your yard, please make sure it is clear of debris and overgrown shrubbery so rain can drain easily into the storm sewer system and water won’t back up into your/your neighbor’s yard. You are responsible for keeping your swale clear year-round.
2020 Landscaping Projects –There will be no major projects taken on this summer. Shrub beds and greenspaces will be attended to by ULS as per normal. If we find that certain spaces require additional mulch or the replacement of a few shrubs that didn’t survive the winter, we will prioritize and engage our contractor as needed. Please be courteous and extra-cautious of the ULS workers taking care of our community this summer. Let’s slow down and keep everyone safe!
Garbage Bin Beautification – A one-year test case of a garbage bin vinyl wrap has proven successful. The NDHA will proceed with having nine additional (existing) bins completed this season, and they will be distributed throughout the community. You can see the test bin near the lower waterfall below Griffith Pond. Vinyl wraps are being done as an alternative to painting; it lasts longer and is both resistant to and less likely to be targeted for graffiti.
We are always happy to hear from our NDHA members; please access our website at www.ndha.ca for NDHA News updates or to send an email - you can also call us at 403-237-9595.