June 2022 Update

Homeowners’ Association (NDHA) News

It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through 2022! As is typical, our community foliage is waking up all at once and ULS is working hard to get things into shape. The sudden burst of spring growth usually results in a few weeks of “shagginess” in the community, so we ask for your patience while we work to get the initial growth trimmed up and identify where extra attention is needed. The NDHA works hard to maintain greenspaces in the community, but it is a big area and sometimes we might miss a spot.  Do let us know if you see something in need of attention. *Please note that the NDHA is not responsible for landscape maintenance in the new “The Pointe at Discovery Ridge” development.

2022 NDHA AGM: the first in-person AGM in two years was held on June 2nd.  NDHA members were provided with formal notice of the AGM in May. If you were unable to attend, you will find the AGM presentation, audited 2021 financial statements and minutes of the meeting (once formally approved) on our website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the NDHA. Thank you to all who attended in person or provided us their proxy. This allows the NDHA to continue service to the community without interruption.

Voles and Mice: Thousands of voles and mice have been disturbed due to the west ring road construction and have “moved” into our community. Warmer temperatures will get them active again. Voles dig, mice do not.  If you see loonie-sized holes along your sidewalks, driveway, or patios, you probably have voles living underneath. If you have what looks like small gopher holes in your lawn, you definitely have voles. To avoid a mouse infestation, eliminate debris piles from around your property.  This includes spare landscaping material, planter pots, and any other items that are piled up for the long term. Consult a pest control specialist for the best advice on how to manage these rodents before they invade your garage or house.

2022 Project Work: The NDHA Board has approved a two landscaping projects for this season. We have submitted a request for approval to the City and await their response. Further information will be provided when approval is received.

Raccoon and Skunk Awareness!   As cute as they are, raccoons are nocturnal pests that can carry diseases capable of being transmitted to humans and pets.  Skunks bring their own obvious issues (!) Both frequent our community and can cause property damage; they have also been known to attack/spray when threatened. Homeowners are advised to take steps to ensure neither are attracted to your yard. Bird feeders are often targeted by these animals, but any food will do, including garbage or pet food left outside.  Please eliminate attractants (including pet waste) in and around your property as soon as possible, for everyone’s sake. 

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.