2017 HOA FEES
The Rocky Ridge Ranch's annual homeowner's fees are due by January 31st and invoices have been mailed out. Payment can be made in person (by credit card, debit card or cheque) or online (credit card only). To pay online please visit https://central.ivrnet.com/rrrha. Click on the log-in button and enter in your email address and password to log in. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset your password by clicking reset password. If this is your first time paying online or are a new homeowner and the system cannot find your email, then contact the RRRHA office at email@example.com or 403-547-6633 and we'll assist you with your login. Please do not create a new profile. Once you have logged in you'll arrive at your user dashboard. From there go to the top menu and select Profile. On you Profile page select Payments Due. When you're ready to pay, click on the green dollar sign button next to your invoice, and follow the instructions to pay. Once your payment has been processed print off a copy of your receipt for your records.
UPDATE ON WALKPATHS AND SNOW CLEARANCE
It has now been clarified that the City the has ownership, or stewardship, of all sidewalks and walk paths within Rocky Ridge and as such all snow and ice clearance can only be effected by agreement with the City and adherence to the rules and standards in effect. The City only has suffcient budget allocation to clear a small portion of the pedestrian routes and proposed to clear one side of Rocky Ridge Blvd, parts of Rocky Ridge Road and a connector walk path running south from the Boulevard towards the C-train station. By earliy December RRRHA was able to reach agreement with the City of Calgary regarding snow and ice clearance for winter 2016-17, which enhances the proposed area of clearance to include additional sidewalks and walk paths. RRRHA will fund the additional clearance to be conducted by the City sub-contractor. This two -year arrangement prioritizes the key sidewalks and walk paths to allow pedestrian access to bus stops and connector routes to public transit. One much used walk path, the Ridge Path, is still under reconstruction and works cannot be completed until Spring of 2017. For that reason, the western section of the RIdge pathway will not be cleared this year. Use of uncleared sidewalks and paths is at the user's own risk.
ICE SKATING IS NOW OPEN
A few things to keep in mind:
- Helmets are strongly recommended
- Public skating will be on the end of the lake closest to the parking lot; Hockey will be on the far side (nets and lines to be added as soon as possible)
- No hockey sticks/pucks on the public skating side
- Please refrain from going onto the ice immediately after flooding (generally done first thing in the morning) as ruts and grooves develop that are extremely difficult to improve
- The "stay off the ice" signs will be placed on the dock when necessary
We are looking forward to a great season of skating, and hope that all of our members are able to come out and enjoy! Stay tuned for information about skating lessons being offered in January.
Winter Programs: Registration is open for winter classes - please call or stop the office to register in person, or register online with a credit card. Our programs include classes for adults and classes for children! Please click on the programs tab for more details on the many programs we offer.
TENNIS COURT UPDATE
By the New Year, RRRHA expects to have a confirmed diagnostic of the extent of the subsidence/heave problem which forced the closure of the lower tennis court in 2016. The issue proved complex, with contrary opinions from different experts and contractors leading to frustrating delays. However, we now expect to be in a position to start remedial works in the Spring of 2017 (once snow melt and weather permit) and once fixed the space can be resurfaced and re-versioned to allow for multi-sport activities including tennis and – potentially – pickleball.
*NEW* Ice Skating Lessons
The RRRHA is pleased to offer ice skating lessons beginning in January, open to both members and non-members. We will offer five classes:
Parents & Tots (ages 3-5); Level 1 - Beginner (ages 3-5); Level 1* – Beginner (ages 5+); Beginner Adult (Ages 16+) and Powerskate
For more information please click here. To register please stop by the office or give us a call at 403-547-6633.
Fall Office Hours:
Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Tues/Thurs: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat/Sun: 9:00am - 12:00pm
PARK ACCESS & FUTURE PLANS
The RRRHA Board wants to engage our members and local residents in a conversation regarding access to and the use of the Ranch. We invite you to contact us directly in person or via social media, to let us have your thoughts on RRRHA offering a limited number of paid day passes for non-members. At this stage we are simply gathering information, and the next step would be to conduct a formal survey. The Board might then hold a General Meeting at which any proposal would be put to a vote of all the membership. RRRHA is also interested in gauging interest for activities such as a lunchtime book group, or walking group, or bridge or chess club - other suggestions and feedback by members are very welcome!
By the Spring of 2017, RRRHA expects to have learned the City’s plans regarding landscaping agreements with homeowner associations and will have a better idea of what areas might fall to RRRHA to maintain or enhance. Our aim is to provide an enhanced floral display in the areas where we can act and to ensure this, the AGM approved our proposal to seek professional help to design and plant the areas under our control.
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