Visitor Parking Policy Now in Effect

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Visitor Parking

New Visitor Parking program goes into effect October 1. The terms for obtaining a Visitor Parking pass can be found in the Visitor Parking Policy.

If you anticipate you will need temporary passes as you expect more than one visitor, an additional cardboard pass can be obtained by notifying either the board at board@stonebridge-condo.com or the site manager at stonebridgegeneral@gmail.com in advance.

These temporary passes will have an expiry date and time and can only be used until that time – they are not reusable.

These are not intended for excessive use which is considered greater than or equal to a total of 6 weeks of any 52 week period by any unit, owner, tenant, visitor, guest, and/or vehicle.

New Management Company

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Bridgegate

The Board is pleased to announce that it has contracted the services of Bridgegate Property Management Group Inc. as our new property management company to help us with some of the day-to-day demands for Stonebridge.

Bridgegate began managing the portfolio effective October 1, 2015. For the transitioning month of October, Magnum York is still handling the financials with full turnover in November.

You will be receiving a letter from the new management company shortly and information on how to set up for your maintenance fee payment with them. For more information about Bridgegate, visit their website at www.bridgegate.ca.

Dog Poop

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The amount of dog feces left on Stonebridge common grounds is astounding! Some interesting facts: One gram of dog poop has 23 million fecal bacteria;
And it can carry such things as Campylobacteriosis, salmonellosis; roundworms; coccidian; tapeworms; E.colil Giardia and Parvo.

ALWAYS BAG IT AND TRASH IT… Wastewater treatment is not designed to filter dog waste; Dog poop is the #3 cause of water pollution.
Do you really expect groundskeepers, site managers, other owners and children to deal with this? Please! Curb your dog,
In future, if it requires being cleaned up, the cost will be charged back to the unit.
Size limit of dogs permitted: up to 50 pounds only, with written Board permission.

All dogs must be leashed when on common property

If you see a dog running loose, please take a photo and report it to the Board, the unit # where the dog is from is required.

Lost and Found

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We’ve all seen them and now they have their own place.

Items scattered about the common areas will be placed in the Lost & Found by the garage in the far North East corner of the complex.

Don’t worry – for those items that have crept off the edge of your patio, the site manager will, for the most part, simply move them back onto your patio.

The new Lost & Found area is for those unattended items that don’t obviously belong on a nearby patio. Any Items left in the lost and found for 14 days or more days will be disposed of or donated.

New Visitor Parking Program

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Visitor Parking

Visitor Parking, or more correctly, the lack of available parking for visitors is one of the most often heard complaints to the board. In order to address this issue we will be implementing a visitor parking pass system with increased violation enforcement.

Starting in September, on the first Tuesday following the Annual General Meeting, all vehicles parked in Stonebridge Visitor Parking stalls must display a valid parking permit issued by the Board. Failure to display a valid parking permit will result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense.A brief description of the program follows.

Each Unit Owner(s) (“the Owner”) will be issued one visitor parking permit upon request to the Board and presentation of the following information:

  • A valid Alberta Driver’s License to confirm the Owner’s identity; and
  • A valid title certificate for the Unit to confirm ownership

The Owner can authorize their tenant to receive a visitor parking permit on their behalf upon presentation of the following documents in addition to that stated above:

  • A letter confirming authorization to receive the parking pass on behalf of the Owner; and
  • A copy of the current lease

Only one visitor parking permit will be issued per unit. Visitor parking permits will only be issued to units that are not in arrears with their condominium fees. If a unit moves into arrears subsequent to the initial issuance of the visitor parking permit, the visitor parking permit will be considered invalid; use of such a visitor parking pass will result in the vehicle being towed. Visitor parking permits will be reinstated once condominium fees are brought current, and a reinstatement fee of $250 has been paid. Temporary visitor parking permits of fixed duration can be issued at the discretion of the Site Manager and/or members of the Board under the same conditions as above with the additional requirements that the license plate of the guest vehicle be provided prior to the temporary visitor parking permit being issued.

Parking permits, once issued, are the responsibility of the Owner. If a unit is rented or leased, the Owner will be responsible to provide the parking permit to their tenant(s). The Owner is also responsible to provide the parking permit to their tenant(s); tenants are subject to all Terms and Conditions stated within the Parking Enforcement Policy. In the event of the sale of a unit, parking permits issued to that unit will become void. Permits will be issued to new owners. In the event you change tenants, you are responsible for getting the pass back from your previous tenant to issue to the new one.

Owners, in good standing, may have lost or stolen permits replaced for a fee of $250. Previous parking permits issued to the unit will become void when notice of the loss or theft is received by the board or its agents.

Parking will still be subject to availability; pass does not guarantee a space.

Owners/tenants using their Visitor Permit for themselves will be identified and any Visitor Parking permits, including temporary visitor parking permits, issued to that unit will be immediately voided.
The Board of Directors will not reimburse towing costs for any reason. The Condominium Association accepts no responsibility or liability for any actions.

Thank you to everyone for your anticipated full cooperation.

Satellite Dishes

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The Board discussed the satellite installation violations and the requirements for these incorrectly installed units to be made compliant.
Owners need to be reminded that satellites can only be installed on the roof next to the chimney (not nailed to the siding) and the wires must not be visible.
A Satellite Dish Policy waver must be filled out and sent to Bridgegate before any satellite system is installed. Any violators to this policy are asked to have the satellite removed or reinstalled correctly and to pay for any damage done to the siding.

Lot Grading

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In 2012, Stonebridge Corporation was informed by the City of Edmonton that the builder/developer had failed to file a Lot Grading Certificate (as required in drainage Bylaw 16200) when built. It was determined that not only was a Certificate not filed but a survey to determine if the grades met the lot grading plan had never been completed.

Stonebridge Corporation retained a professional surveyor to provide a Lot Grading Certificate to forward to the City of Edmonton as per their request. As a result of this, the City of Edmonton provided the Stonebridge Corporation with 2 pages full of deficiencies that need to be corrected. With the statute of legal limitation to go after the builder/developer being expired, it is the responsibility of all the owners to correct these deficiencies.

This is a massive project involving every unit in the complex. Some of the work required work on the eaves troughs and downspouts, of which most has been completed. The next phase includes regrading so that drainage grades away from the buildings. This will involve the area in-between all the buildings and also at the back of all the units. The sod will be removed, a new grade will be established and new sod will be put down, rolled and watered once. A 4 x 4 will be placed underneath the siding next to the foundation in the areas next to the cement patios. Beside the two units right next to the entrance, the work will involve removing the rocks and trees and regrading.

This work does not include doing anything to the fronts of the units at this time. The contractors are still determining what that will involve and that work will probably take place next year.

So as not to be too disruptive, this work will take place a section at a time.