Homeowners’ Association News
Happy March to all! Spring is just around the corner and as the winter season enters its final months, the NDHA’s main activity continues to be snow clearing of the community walkways. Crews have been out to clean up lost brush bristles, and this will ramp up as the snow recedes. We endeavor to make our paths and sidewalks as safe as possible, 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 do not hesitate to contact us if you find an area that needs attention.
2022 FEES: By now, you should have received your annual NDHA invoice. Your membership fee this year remains at $307.00. For most homeowners, your invoice was sent to the email address registered on your membership account portal. If there is no email address on file, your paper invoice was sent via Canada Post. Payments can be made online at our website (ndha.ca), or by cheque to our mailing address. Thank you in advance for your timely payment!
If you are unsure of your invoice or payment status, please access your membership portal on our website. If you have questions or concerns, or require help accessing the membership portal, you may contact our Membership Director at NDHAmembership@ndha.ca. **Important: some people own multiple homes in Discovery Ridge; please indicate your full name and the address of the property in your email enquiry.
NEW HOMEOWNER? If you have moved to Discovery Ridge in the past year, WELCOME! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the NDHA or the work we do in the community. If you are unfamiliar with how to set up and access your membership portal, or have difficulty doing so, please reach out to us at NDHAmembership@ndha.ca We would really appreciate you taking a moment to do this; it is important that we record the correct owner information for your property in our files. It will also make a big difference in how much time our volunteers spend tracking down changes of ownership. Lawyers sometimes do not contact us regarding ownership changes or status of fees. This should be sorted upon sale and is the responsibility of the parties involved to correctly pro-rate paid (or outstanding) fees upon the sale of each property. Please note that the annual fee is not optional; it is secured by the NDHA Encumbrance registered on your property title. Fee enquiries should be emailed to the NDHA treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Black Knot is endemic to Calgary and spreads via spores from within the lumpy mass. This fungus affects Mayday, Chokecherry (including Schubert’s) and other stone fruit trees. For the survival of your infected tree, it is recommended to prune it out while the tree is dormant (no leaves) and the mass is easy to see. Specific procedures must be followed when pruning to reduce further contamination.
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 or Province’s websites under “Black Knot Fungus”.
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.