Homeowners’ Association News
As the winter season draws to a close, our main priority continues to be clearing snow from the community walkways that we are responsible for. We endeavor to make our paths and sidewalks as safe as possible during the winter months, but Mother Nature gives us all manner of weather and temperatures at this time of the year and ice can form unexpectedly. Please be vigilant when walking outside. Use caution and don’t hesitate to contact us if you find an area that needs attention.
FEES: By now, you should have received your annual NDHA invoice. Your fee this year remains at $307.00. Please contact our treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have lost your invoice; indicate your name and address in your email as well. Payments can be made online at our website (ndha.ca), or by cheque to our mailing address.
The NDHA Board members are actively working on the 2020 budget and will use it to establish what projects will be completed this growing season. The “to-do” list is always long, but we will ensure a fiscally responsible approach to keep our community green spaces as outstanding as ever.
Black Knot Tree Fungus – Please Prune It Out! If you look at your trees right now and you see a dark, lumpy mass clinging to any of the branches, you probably have a tree infested with Black Knot Fungus. This fungus affects Mayday, Chokecherry and other stone fruit trees, and is endemic to this part of Calgary. For the long term survival of your infected tree, it is best to have it pruned out. Black Knot Fungus is spread by spores from within the lumpy mass; specific procedures when pruning must be followed to reduce further contamination.
Pruning while the tree is dormant (no leaves), is best for success. The City of Calgary prunes Black Knot Fungus from trees on public property within our community; please help to control this scourge and potentially save your own tree(s) by doing the same. Consider your safety; hiring a professional certified arborist may be the best plan but they book up quickly. You will want to make contact soon to reserve your appointment. More information on Black Knot can be found on the City’s website under “City of Calgary – Black Knot Fungus”.
Volunteers, Please! As the saying goes, “It takes a village” … You have made Discovery Ridge your village…The NDHA has some ‘retiring” board members this year. Please consider the opportunity to serve your community by volunteering for the NDHA; the term starts in June and runs for 12 months. Various executive as well as “member at large” positions are available. We meet once monthly (except August and December) at Javino’s. You are welcome to join us as a guest at one of our meetings to check things out; just drop us an email and we can give you our next date and time.
The NDHA would like to take this opportunity to thank Javino Coffee and Wine Bar for allowing the NDHA to hold our monthly meeting at their fabulous family-run establishment. Owners Ruby and Aladin, their son Sayyad and daughter Shazia have been tremendous supporters of our community and associations for many years. We are so very lucky to have them here in Discovery Ridge! Please show your support for them by stopping in for a coffee, wine or a bite to eat – you won’t be disappointed!
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.