Happy summer to all! The rainy season extended well into July this year, and the greenspaces of Discovery Ridge certainly benefitted. The community is looking very green and lush indeed, and the flower planters near the roundabout are stunning! Special thanks to ULS and Pixie Gardens for their ongoing excellent work to keep our community looking its best!
Landscaping and Mowing: The various small landscaping projects are underway this summer, although most of the work will revolve around plant replacement and/or rejuvenation, re-staining the wooden park benches, and installation of graphic wraps on several garbage bins in the community. Rain always causes delays of course, and our project schedule may suffer a bit because of it.
On that point, we would like to add that rain can also cause sections of our green spaces to be purposely missed when the mowing crews attend certain areas. If the ground becomes saturated, the heavy mowers will tear up the turf as they pass over it. Also, some greenspaces have grassy slopes. ULS crews will not mow turf on those slopes if it is determined that doing so could pose a danger to the operator due to slippery conditions. We must wait until things dry up enough to allow ULS to safely resolve the issue of unusually long grass in those areas; we thank you for your patience.
Road Safety for ULS Crews: It has been noted that on several occasions, ULS staff have been put in danger due to careless drivers speeding past them despite all the orange warning cones. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE WORKING IN THE MEDIANS, SLOW DOWN! Please be respectful of the staff, they are there doing work for you. No one wants to be the cause of an accident. Thank you.
Outstanding Fees: The 2020 NDHA fee of $307 was due on June 29th. We would like to thank our members who have paid their fee on time, and ask that those who have not, please remit immediately. If you are unsure of your payment status or have questions or concerns, you may contact the treasurer at email@example.com. Please reference your property address.
Can you Help? All of the above is managed by 10 member-volunteers who are also your neighbors in Discovery Ridge. They meet monthly and work diligently behind the scenes to ensure that things continue to run smoothly. Several of your 2019/20 NDHA board members will be retiring this year. In addition to a few new Directors at Large, we are looking for a someone with the skills to fill the positions of Treasurer, as well as Secretary. Please reach out by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join the team!
We are quite proud of how our community looks and hope you are as well. If you happen to notice an area that might need attention such a bed being missed or damage incurred due to storms or other factors, please let the NDHA know. We are always happy to hear from our members; please access our website at www.ndha.ca to send an email or call us at 403-237-9595.
Have a wonderful summer! Safe travels to all!