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Hello members, friends and neighbours
It’s time for our annual open house…2020 style! Many of you have provided us with feedback through the survey monkey and it’s pretty obvious to us that an online format is the preference for the majority.
Open house, right?…oh, how fun. We think it can be. Show us how much you love Heritage Hills by sending us your questions or comments and we will post video responses on our website. Here’s how it will work.
· Review the topic slides below by clicking Download on the Open House Presentation.
· Send us your questions by Oct 16th to firstname.lastname@example.org
· Wait for our next email/post directing you to our interactive responses.
See, simple and fun! Our goal is to have the responses posted by Oct 29th.
Don’t miss your chance to voice your opinions and make positive change in our gorgeous community. 2020-Open-House-Presentation-FinalDownload
Show us your holiday spirit, send a photo of your Lights / Displays / Tree / Christmas / Holiday Decorations! Send us a photo (to email@example.com) of your display, or a photo of one on your street that is awesome.
Deadline for submissions is Dec. 19th We will post them here, and some on our HHCA Facebook page. Just tell us what street it’s on so others can view it.
The finalists selected by the board will be displayed on Facebook for your “Likes” with the winners(s) being chosen by you!
Have some fun and win bragging rights to the “best display” in the Heritage Hills neighbourhood, complete with a sign for your front lawn.
Traditional / Flashy / Colourful / Illuminating / Classic / Inflated / Sparkly All displays are welcome.
– Heritage Bay
Pace Car Community
Our Pace Car community signs have now been installed at both entrances! Many thanks to the 11 families so far who are signing up. Pledges and car decals will also be available at the BBQ. or respond here if you’d like your decal now. Lets work together to keep our community safe! Thanks!
This means that our community has been registered for the pace car program. A pledge to drive 30 km/hour or under while in the community. Its purely optional but if interested you sign the pledge and agree to put a decal on your back window to show others you are participating.
Cross Walk Flags
We have also brought Community Cross Walk Flags to Heritage Hills. Extra visibility and confidence for pedestrians crossing the road.
Burnco Expansion of gravel pit.
Apr. 12, 2021
Since 2016, BURNCO has operated the West Cochrane Gravel Pit located northwest of the Town of
Cochrane, Alberta. In its current form, the gravel pit is 61 hectares in size, produces roughly 125,000
tonnes of material annually and edge of the project is approximately 4.5 km from the intersection of
Highway 1a with Horse creek road (i.e., the edge of the Heritage Hills). BURNCO has proposed to
increase the size to 452 hectares through the addition of adjacent land parcels and is not planning
increases in the material produced annually. The proposed extent will be approximately 2 km away from
the intersection of Highway 1a with Horse creek road.
The Heritage Hills Community Association (HHCA) has reviewed the application documents prepared by
BURNCO, and discussed potential impacts, such as noise dust, and traffic. Since 2016, BURNCO has
employed noise, dust and traffic control measures, that include include berms, enclosed equipment and
road upgrades to limit impacts on surrounding communities. In the opinion of HHCA board members,
these control measures have worked as intended. Considering BURNCO is not proposing an increase in
annual production, the HHCA does not believe there will be an increase in noise, dust or traffic as a
result of the expansion. Additionally, the HHCA is of the opinion that this will be good for the
community, as it will allow for continued work for people living in Cochrane and support the
development of infrastructure upgrades panned by the town of Cochrane, including upgrades to
We are always open to concerns from the community and if any further evidence of possible issues is presented we will revisit the situation.
-HHCA Board of Directors
Background on School Bus Lot north of H.H.
Maintenance Yard in Proposed Sports Complex
December 4th, 2019 Proposed Southland Bus Depot North of Heritage Hills
Following up on HHCA President Trent Leinenweber’s facebook Post of November 26, we had a very productive meeting last Friday with the Town’s planning staff, Drew and Riley, and representatives of Southland, Craig and Tom.
A key point of agreement was Southland’s willingness to divert most of the traffic going down Horse Creek Road toward 1A onto 262 east to 22. Southland was also willing to address the sound and visual barrier issues to our satisfaction. Trent had a draft post ready to update the community of the progress we were making, when we were asked by Drew on Monday to hold off until the Town had an opportunity to review the rerouting of traffic onto Range Road 262. It is a gravel road for which the town is responsible to maintain.
Then on Tuesday Drew informed us that Administration will be recommending that Council adjourn the Public Hearing again until Monday, February 24, 2020. An update will be posted soon.
Administration wants the opportunity to complete the following:
Once this work is complete, Administration promises to meet with all the stakeholders, provide further updates and give Council the information it needs to make an informed decision.
A this point we do not know what caused this change of approach, but given we have been asking for this information, we can hardly find fault with this step.
We will have a representative from the HHCA Planning and Development Liaison Committee attend the December Public Hearing when the adjournment will be requested. We will keep you updated as events unfold.
October 2019 -Residents of Heritage Hills have raised the issues of noise and traffic congestion that would result for the use of the northwest corner of the Proposed Sports Complex as the maintenance yard for Southland and Colt buses. Some residents have raised the concern that Heritage Hills residents would be affected by Southland drivers starting up around 150 buses early in the morning. Another concern was the traffic problems that would arise with so many buses traveling through or around Heritage Hills at peak traffic times. It was observed that Highway 1a is already backed up in the morning and all these buses would make things considerably worse.
The HHCA received a notice from the town (SNS2019-012 Circulation) concerning a land use amendment that would apply to the proposed maintenance yard, giving details of requirements for its development and use and inviting comments before October 22, making this a timely issue for use to address.
We raised the issues at our meeting with Drew Hyndman, Senior Manager, Development Services and Candace Banack, Senior Planner, at the Ranch House. Drew informed us that he spoke with Southland and was told that buses start up at 5:30 not 4:30 as some believe, and they start up in stages: 5;30, 5:45, 6:00, etc. He is waiting for a precise schedule. Also, not all buses go south. A percentage go to Rocky View in the country and much of it would be going north on Horse Creek Road (or 626 then north on the extraction plant road) and some will go along 626 to Highway 22 until that connection is cut off by the Cochrane Interchange. They will not be allowed to go through Heritage Hills. Thus, not all of the bus traffic leaves at the same time, and not as early as some thought, or in the same direction.
We also raised this issue at the Mayor’s Meeting with the Community Associations. We were told by Mayor Jeff Genung and Dave Devana, CAO that the town did an extensive review of where to move the buses, looking at numerous possible sites, but this was the only one they found feasible. It is unlikely they are going to change the decision to put it there. The other council members appeared to support that message, in particular, Tara McFadden. It was emphasized that the sale of the maintenance yard for the bus use allowed for the purchase of other lands in the Sports Complex.
Tara explained that the planning process itself has requirements regarding the placement of barriers or berms to be a visual and noise protection for the surrounding area. We were also told by them that we should go ahead and make a submission regarding the noise concerns in response to the notice. We were also told that the development is a long process going through many stages and there will be future opportunities for us to make our concerns known.
The mayor and councillors present did not give hope that the bus traffic issue will change their minds on using this location for the buses.
The committee strongly recommends that the Board consider and approval a letter restating the concerns of the community to be submitted to the town before the October 22 deadline.
Proposed Intersection improvements
Oct. 25th, 2019
One of the biggest issues that has been a constant cause for concern is the traffic issues at the intersection of highways 1A and 22. For all of us in Heritage Hills the congestion at the intersection is a daily concern. The Heritage Hills Community Association, has been following the updates and proposed solution. Here is some of the recent information.
I was informed last night that the interchange project is a go, with a timeline start of possibly just over a year. This is great news! I ask that as we move forward with the town of Cochrane on our traffic concerns, specifically with the school bus relocation which is targeted to happen right before construction, that you pay close attention to Ron’s posts. We may require your support to ensure that our concerns are not only heard, but addressed.
Cochrane is expected to grow significantly, making an interchange the best option to accommodate travel in this area well into the future.
The intersection at Highway 1A and Highway 22 sees an average of more than 27,000 vehicles a day. These numbers are also expected to increase significantly over the coming years.
The project is estimated to cost between $65 million to $75 million and will include:
See the Cochrane Interchange project plan (PDF, 3.1 MB)
The interchange will be based on a partial cloverleaf design to make best use of the area’s geography, while also accommodating future upgrades. This approach will help ensure the interchange can effectively accommodate:
The partial cloverleaf design will meet growing traffic volumes now and in the future and provide more efficient traffic flows in the Town of Cochrane and the surrounding area, while minimizing the footprint of the interchange and cost of overpass structures.
Several considerations were addressed in determining the configuration of this interchange:
An environmental evaluation will be completed to determine the best way to minimize and address potential impacts near Big Hill Creek and Cochrane Ranche.
The current concept was developed based on previous environmental impact studies completed for highway twinning designs. All required environmental permits and approvals will be in place before construction starts.
A traffic noise study based on future traffic volumes will be completed during the interchange design process. Results will be posted online.
The interchange will be designed to accommodate pedestrian use. Details will be available as design proceeds.
Design is expected to be completed once requirements for utility relocation, right of way and environmental components are finalized.
At this time all projects are undergoing a provincial review pending release of the provincial budget.
This project will support economic development in Alberta by improving access to this area, allowing efficient movement of goods and people, in particular larger truck traffic, through Cochrane to access Highway 1 to the south and the Highway 22 corridor to the north. The new interchange will also:
For more information on the Cochrane interchange, contact Alberta Transportation’s Southern Region Office:
Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan
Town of Cochrane Council Report
June 24, 2019
Drew Hyndman, Senior Manager, Development Services Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan
That Council adopt the Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan.
STRATEGIC / SUSTAINABILITY PLAN ITEM
Town of Cochrane Strategic Plan
1.2 Future infrastructure, facilities and plans to be developed and implemented to
1.4 Promote / Advocate the Cochrane Sustainability Plan by aligning our plans and actions.
2.2 Use effective communication mediums, processes and messages to provide transparency,
support dialogue and develop understanding with external partners.
2.3 Develop and implement effective approaches to communication and public engagement.
Cochrane Sustainability Plan
Cochrane is a Complete Community ~There’s enough room for everything a community should
have, Wherever you are in Cochrane, you’re close and connected, There are diverse options for
getting around & Everyone has a roof over their head.
We Live Locally – Our local economy is healthy and diverse
The purpose of this report is to present the proposed Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan to Council for formal consideration. Throughout 2019 Administration has collaborated with Rocky View Schools and the Parks & Recreation Committee to develop a Master Site Plan that is intended to help guide the future development of these lands. All parties have agreed with the proposed future vision for this property, and Administration is now seeking Council adoption of the proposed Master Site Plan.
In 2015, Rocky View Schools purchased approximately 158 acres within the SW 1⁄4 16-26-4- W5M, located immediately north of the current boundary of the Town of Cochrane. As part of their purchase, Rocky View Schools clarified that they would only require approximately +/- 30 acres for a future High School site. Rocky View Schools subsequently approached the Town of Cochrane regarding the purchase of the balance of the property which could be utilized for future recreational uses, with significant benefits for the Town and its residents. Administration also recognized that a portion of the lands could strategically provide an ideal site for future municipal purposes, including maintenance and transit facilities.
While attracted by the various opportunities this property could potentially provide the Town, Administration cautioned against the purchase unless these lands were within the Town’s jurisdiction. For the Town to dedicate the financial resources required to purchase and develop
Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan June 24, 2019
these lands, it was imperative for these lands to be within the Town’s jurisdiction and control. Rocky View Schools also confirmed their desire for a fully serviced school site located within the Town’s boundary, ready for future development when required.
Understanding the complexity of this proposal, Rocky View Schools and the Town of Cochrane reached an Agreement in Principle regarding the purchase of these lands and began to explore the annexation process. In 2018, Rocky View County and the Town of Cochrane jointly established an Annexation Negotiation Committee who met to negotiate the annexation of +/- 200 acres from Rocky View County into the boundary of the Town of Cochrane. Discussions commenced in the Spring 2018 and concluded with a formal annexation agreement that was submitted to the Municipal Government Board in November 2018.
• • •
Administration now anticipates that the proposed annexation will be approved by the
Government of Alberta by July 1, 2019 and these lands will be within the boundary of the Town
of Cochrane. In anticipation of this and in accordance with the Agreement in Principle reached
with Rocky View Schools, the Town of Cochrane was required to prepare a Master Site Plan for
the Horse Creek quarter section. The Master Site Plan is intended to confirm the following:
Location of the Rocky View Schools +/- 30 acre parcel
The Town of Cochrane uses on the balance of the property
Future site servicing
Following the annexation of these lands into the Town of Cochrane, Administration will be
proceeding with redesignation and subdivision applications throughout 2019, and plan to service
the properties in 2020 in order to meet all the requirements of the purchase agreement with
Rocky View Schools. Once the property has been serviced, formal onsite development may
commence including the Town maintenance and transit facilities. The development of the High
School site will not proceed until required by Rocky View Schools.
MASTER SITE PLAN
Throughout Spring 2019, Administration has collaborated with Urban Systems, Rocky View
Schools and the Parks & Recreation Committee to develop a Master Site Plan for the Horse Creek
quarter section that is intended to help guide the future development of this property.
The process began with a comprehensive analysis of the onsite constraints and opportunities of
this property, including the identification of the existing utilities and the varied topography. The
Parks & Recreation Committee then took this information and developed a series of ‘key guiding
principles’ they intended to utilize to formally evaluate the potential future uses and users on
this site. These efforts were subsequently followed by a Delegation Day in early March where
various recreation user groups made formal presentations to the Parks & Recreation Committee
to outline their proposals to be included within the future Master Site Plan.
Based upon all the input provided, two different draft Master Site Plan concepts were prepared
for consideration. Following further discussion and critical evaluation, the Parks & Recreation
Committee chose a single Master Site Plan comprised of the following key features:
• • • • •
+/- 30 acre School Site
+/- 11 acre Maintenance site
Quad Ball Diamond
Soccer / Rugby Fields
Central Clubhouse Facility
Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan
June 24, 2019
• • • •
The preferred Master Site Plan was presented to the Board of Trustees for Rocky View Schools who approved the proposed plan in early June 2019. The Master Site Plan was also provided to Inter Pipeline Ltd for comment, however, Administration did not receive a response.
Administration is satisfied that the proposed Master Site Plan is in keeping with the original vision for this property and that the future development of these lands will provide the Town of Cochrane and its residents with a significant increase in outdoor recreational amenities. Administration does note that this property will be developed in phases and will take several years to complete through user group fundraising and the acquisition of Provincial grant funding.
COMMUNICATION / PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
Public engagement on the proposed Master Site Plan has been through the Delegation Day in March where various recreation user groups presented to the Parks & Recreation Committee. Formal engagement has also occurred via the Parks & Recreation Committee and Rocky View Schools, both of whom have been instrumental in the development of this plan.
The budget for the development of the Master Site Plan was $100,000 and was approved by Council in February 11, 2019 to be funded from the Parks & Open Spaces Reserve.
The funding associated with the future development of the Horse Creek Sports Park are to be via grant applications and fundraising efforts from local sports groups.
OPTIONS / IMPLICATIONS
Option 1: Recommended
That Council adopt the Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan.
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Extensive Pathway & Trail network with lookout
Over 600 parking stalls
Implications: Adoption of the Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan will confirm the
conceptual development and layout of the Horse Creek Sports Park. This will allow the land
purchase from Rocky View Schools to proceed, site servicing in 2020, and fundraising
efforts by local sports groups to commence.
Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan June 24, 2019
That Council does not adopt the Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan and provides
Administration with further direction.
Implications: The Horse Creek Sports Park Master Site Plan will not proceed as proposed
and would be brought back to Council at a future date for consideration following
amendments to the proposed design. This will also result in delays to the formal purchase
of these lands from Rocky View Schools.
Celebrate neighbours week!
Heritage Hllls Community Assoc. presents our “Ninja Neighbours with Niceness” campaign
June 15th – 21st, 2020.
Random acts of kindness – show your neighbourly community spiritBe creative, some ideas can include: community cleanup, mowing your neighbours lawn, picking weeds, sweeping driveways, checking on a neighbour, walking a neighbours pup, say hello, etc.
How to enter the draw for a Half Hitch Gift Card, thanks to the wonderful donation by our lovely neighbours! Draw date June 21st, 3:00 P.M., 20201)
POST Your notices of Random Acts of Kindless to our Facebook Page
-Jenna Leach, HHCA Board Director – Events Coordinator
Visit our HHCA Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/506824653125412/
Website at: http://hhca-ab.ca
We at the HHCA would like to invite everyone to participate in a community wide Walkable Hunt-a-thons, upcoming sign-up for Individual HH Community Clean-ups, and future Contests. We are mindful of the impact the current situation is having on our community, and are hoping to spread some cheer.
Please note: that the success of our Heritage Hills Community Association Relies on Memberships and donations. If you would like to join or renew, annual memberships are $10 for the 2020 Year. Contact us by Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HHCA Board Director – Events Coordinator”
March 2020 OUTDOOR Scavenger Hunt
(Tick off when found only. Try Counting how many of each item you can find!) *HAVE FUN, MAKE MEMORIES, and ENJOY the Fresh Air ~HHCA Events
OF COURSE PLEASE PHYSICAL DISTANCING OF at least 2 Metres between you and your neighbours.
|Find something that is ORANGE|
|Find something that is YELLOW|
|Find something that is GREEN|
|Find something that is BLUE|
|Find some ANIMAL TRACKS in the snow/mud|
|Find a birds NEST|
|Find a LEAF|
|Find an something that has PAWS|
|Find a TEDDY BEAR|
|Find a GNOME/LAWN ORNAMENT|
|Find a FLAG|
|Find a SNOWMAN/Make a Snowman|
|Find a FIRE HYDRANT|
|Find a STREET SIGN|
|Find a BENCH|
|Find something from CHRISTMAS|
|Find Something Made of WOOD|
|Find a SMOOTH ROCK|
|Find a Piece of BARK|
|Find a CLOUD/SUN|
Plenty of blank colouring pages can be found on theses sites:
A Meeting “Link” will also be posted on the HHCA and The Heritage Hills Community Facebook Pages at least one day before the meeting.
Please email: email@example.com for any assistance we might be able to provide.
All paid/active members will be sent the Agenda/Meeting Link Invite/details on how the virtual meeting will be handled. Memberships can be paid right up to the meeting time!
If your membership is NOT PAID for 2022 PLEASE pay before the meeting so you can vote. Email Interac e-Transfer (with your name, address, phone number) can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org Or use this email for any questions.
Paid members have voting rights and can run for any position on the board. If you have any questions reach out to email@example.com
Please log in and support YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD through Membership / Participation / Volunteer / Board Positions
Board Positions and descriptions:
Secretary – administrative demi god
– you are responsible, reliable, and organized – actually you secretly hold all the power.
– schedule monthly, annual, and additional meetings, and email updates as needed
– prepare agenda and relevant documents for meetings
– attend all meetings and record minutes
– hold board member accountable for tasks/deliverables
– prepare documents for Annual Filing with provincial govn’t.
– prepare documents for Change of Directors with provincial govn’t. (as needed)
– represent the HHCA at the Town’s meeting with the Community Associations (twice a
year) – any board member can do this.
– create and manage other projects that benefit the HHCA (i.e. Mission Statement,
Operating Handbook, Projects Template, Info Sign, etc.)
– when needed, fill in other positions / activities related to any area including
membership, communications/presentations, projects, events etc.
Treasurer – kicking assets
– you don’t have to be a chartered accountant, just honest, attentive, and know words
like “debit”, and “credit”.
– reconciles the bank account
– update signatories as board members change
– manages money in, payments out, receipts, and disbursements
– provide monthly reports
– provide annual report
– prepare or find someone to prepare our annual taxes and ensure they are filed on
– facilitate annual audit (two volunteers required)
– obtain/renew operating insurance annually
Communications & Digital – town crier
– you’re good at writing, have organized thoughts, and are a little bit tech-savvy; but
you don’t have to wear a costume, carry a bell, or shout.
– managing the website and (private) FaceBook page
– updating information; archiving old information on the website
– Google account maintenance and domain renewals
– prepare content/wording for posts including: event announcements, Open House &
AGM meeting announcements, membership, recruitment, etc.
– proof-reading other’s communications/responses
– digital graphics knowledge is an asset.
Events & Fundraising – fun, but also serious
– you’re motivated by giving something back to our neighbours that encourages
connectedness, socialization, and cooperation.
– fun – thinking about activities like kids dances, summer BBQ’s, and contests
– serious – phone calls, emails, collecting and providing information from/ to event
sponsors (DJ, food trucks, tent rentals, entertainers, etc.)
– fun – seeing a big turn out and hearing positive feedback from residents
– serious – obtaining permits
– fun – participating in the activity yourself
– serious – writing grant proposals
– fun – giving out prizes!
Director at Large – chose your own adventure!
b) Membership – people collector
– because without members, why do we do this? There are about 500+ households in
Heritage Hills and we have about 70 members/year. That’s 14% and our goal is 25%.
Honestly, we’d be happy with 25%!
– strive to make all residents of Heritage Hills feel welcome!
– promote the advantages of community association membership – organize membership drives, door to door soliciting,
– set up and operate the sign-up table at events
– collect information (name, address, phone) of new members
– manage and update email distribution list
– write and send renewal notices each year.
c) Planning & Development – controlled chaos
– You have an interest in the construction activity in our neighbourhood.
– build relationships with Town representatives, developers, and home builders.
– keep the residents informed about the commercial development.
– update the Planning and Development blog on the website
d) Traffic & Safety – feet, wheels, signs , and flags
– Board members and residents do not enforce the traffic laws but we can introduce in
safety programs and work with the Town & RCMP on serious matters.
– maintain the Pace Car Program participant list and provide car stickers.
– keep abreast of the Parachute Program and any changes/updates
– communicate with residents when complaints arise.
d) Community Enhancement Projects – dreamer and achiever
– You have big dreams AND know how to get them done.
– identify potential projects that will enhance the neighbourhood
– commit to the project until the end (short term or long term) and/or succession plan
– organize volunteers and head committees
– work with Town representatives and departments on permits or other requirements
– help fundraise and secure resources
– hands-on / physical work
– provide regular updates to all stakeholders
– manage and update on-going projects list
President – cheerleader
– You build enthusiasm, motivate, and encourage others!
– facilitate monthly meetings
– provide regular updates to the public
– main contact person for the board issues
– sets goals and objectives – holds board members accountable for their tasks / deliverables
– address and diffuse conflict
– become familiar with the groups by-laws and help with updates when needed
– ideally, you have some experience with other boards and can provide guidance on
process ie. Robertson Rules of Order
Vice President – free agent
– You have a variety of skills and interest, and eager to fill in wherever you are needed.
– facilitate meetings when the president is unavailable
– assist others in their tasks; jump in to anything that needs doing
– establish, lead, or participate on committees
– this person can take on the activities of a DAL position that has gone un-filled.
HHCA Open House Saturday, Sept. 1
Please join us in the Garden Park (Heritage Drive/Boulevard) for our ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE. A gathering to meet the HHCA Board of Directors. Come share your thoughts, ideas and aspirations for our great community. Enjoy the company of others from the community; have some Food Truck dinner; Free cupcakes and conversation.
Heritage Hills, Terry Fox Event
Starting location – your front porch (Anywhere in Heritage Hills!!!)
Finish line/Location – The new Garden Park at the top of Heritage Dr.
Date – Sept 16 6:30pm – 8 (walk any portion of that 1.5 hours) – Rain date if required Sunday Sept 19, 9.30 am – 11
Donations are appreciated but completely optional but of course Terry Fox Runs aim to raise funds for cancer research
4 easy ways to donate
1 Register as a participant, (Run/Walk/Ride through our neighbourhood on the route of your choosing!) join the TEAM HERITAGE HILLS HOPEFULS and friends can sponsor you online
2 Dontate online (www.terryfox.org) – it’s easy
click Give Today on page 1, scroll down to donate to a Team, search for our neighbourhood TEAM HERITAGE HEIGHTS HOPEFULS and make your donation with a credit card. a tax-deductible receipt will come to you almost immediately.
3 Bring a cheque (payable to Terry Fox Foundation) or cash to the ‘Finish Line’
4 Mail a cheque to Paul Cox, 47 Heritage Court, Cochrane, AB, T4C 2N5 (payable to Terry Fox Foundation) and we’ll make sure the Terry Fox Foundation gets it
The Heritage Hills Community Association is assisting with this event. HHCA memberships will be available at the finish line if you wish to join the association.
Welcome from HHCA President Jason Blanchette
Feb. 27, 2021.
Spring is nearly upon us and with that said we have just wrapped up a great AGM. Unlike our AGMs of the past we had to go virtual. With that said we had a fantastic turnout and I would like to thank all the community members in attendance.
I don’t think anyone would have predicted the last year we’ve had and much like the world around us our Association had to adjust. The pandemic saw us cancelling an Easter egg hunt, a Jellybean dance, and a few other events planned for the community. This changed our plans obviously, but didn’t hold us down. We were able to plan a few activities in these times. With a first responders parade, window scavenger hunts, Ninja Neighbours with Niceness campaign, and finally a Christmas Light display contest the year had some activities we could participate in.
The community garden was able to be set up and a successful year of growing was had. It was amazing to see all the beauty the garden brings to the community. We look forward to another season of bountiful gardens!
We are going into 2021 with hope and positivity that we can find our way back to normalcy. We have a new Board of Directors with some familiar faces and some new faces joining us. The board is at a full 9 member team of volunteers and we are excited to get work on representing our community of Heritage Hills.
Our mission is the Heritage Hills Community Association listens to the needs of the community and strives to provide events and projects that enhance involvement, connection, and quality of life to all residents. The HHCA advocates for the residents with a strong voice while modeling
respect, honesty, and responsibility as a transparent and accountable organization.
I want to encourage you to get involved. We will have many opportunities to be involved once we return to normalcy. Whether it is joining the Community Garden Committee, volunteering at events, or bringing forward other ideas or initiatives we can look to.
Jason Blanchette, HHCA President
The board has been hard at work organizing our Annual General Meeting (AGM); the date for the virtual event is Thursday Feb 25th, 2021 at 7:00pm (to no later than 9:00) . More details will be posted as they are finalized!
A Google Meeting “Link” will be posted on the HHCA and The Heritage Hills Community Facebook Pages at least one day before the meeting. If you are not able to access the links on Facebook then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be emailed the link.
All paid/active members will be sent the Agenda/Meeting Link Invite/details on how the virtual meeting will be handled.
If your membership is NOT PAID for 2021 PLEASE pay before the meeting so you can vote. Email Interac e-Transfer (with your name, address, phone number) can be made to email@example.com Or use this email for any questions. Memberships can be paid right up to the meeting time!
Paid members have voting rights and can run for any position on the board. If you have any questions reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org More details to follow in the following weeks leading up to the event!
Heritage Hills Community Association
1) This AGM is for all residents of the Heritage Hills. Only active members Community Association (paid up for the 2021 year) may participate in running for board positions, and to vote.
-We have provided members with a link to the meeting. We ask that you do not forward this link to others as we try to keep the business of the HHCA limited to members of our community. Please contact a board member if you think extending an invitation to a specific individual is appropriate.
-We STRONGLY encourage everyone to pay their membership BEFORE the day of the meeting. This ensures your receipt and confirmation, and makes it easier for us to keep track of attendees.
– Our team will work in the background to confirm attendees at the start of the AGM. You may purchase your $10/household membership at the start of the meeting if you haven’t already done so (please consider this will take some time and attention away from the start of the meeting – we don’t want you to miss anything).
-We ask that only one computer/device per household be used to view the meeting. This helps us to confirm member household.
2) We ask that all attendees please keep our device on “mute” to minimize background noise and interruptions. The moderator has the ability to mute all, but all individuals have the ability to un-mute themselves at any time. We ask for patience and courtesy.
-Please use the “raise hand” option on your device, or type your question in the Comment.
1) The moderator will design questions for voting throughout the meeting.
-Please vote! Remember, one vote per household, not per individual (as defined in our by-laws).
-The results of these votes can be seen by all as a percentage immediately after votes are cast. The record of individuals who voted is only available at the end of the session. This means that voting seems anonymous in the moment, but a digital record is created.
2) The capabilities of the platform are limited, so those attendees participating by phone cannot participate in this voting method.
-Instead, we may ask for a verbal vote and add it to the count (?) or you may add your vote
1) Please use the “Comments” section of the platform for any questions.
-You may write your questions at any time during the meeting and our team will do our best to share the question and prepare timely responses.
-We plan to have a Q&A portion to the meeting after our presentations and business is complete.
Please check out our Facebook group page “HHCA” or the “Heritage Hills Community” group page for any last minute information.
Thanks to all who entered, voted, and enjoyed the true spirit of a Christmas Light event. The winner (back of Heritage Bay) was the backyard classic light display, including deer, and soothing music for the passersby on the path up the hill near Heritage Vista. A sign proclaiming the first place prize was presented to the owners, John and Charlene Caldwell. Merry Christmas to all of Heritage Hills. -From the Heritage Hills Community Association board.
Since we could not hold a face-to-face gathering we did our best to deliver our reports via video. Please view the Open House 2020 video presentation and feel free to contact us! email@example.com
Members of the HHCA Board of Directors respond to your questions / concerns and issues. As well, we have attempted to give a brief overview of what your Community Association does. In addition what we are planning for the future.
Please! email transfer/Interac your annual H.H. Community Assoc. $10 fee, with your Name/Email/Home Address and any other names in your household, to membership@admin
The HHCA is the Heritage Hills Community Association. We are the “Community” group that represents and works for / with you, to make our neighbourhood a better place.
Basically we on the Board and Committees are all your neighbours, who have volunteered for various roles. We run Events / Dances / Activities / Seasonal Gatherings / Represent H.H. to the Town on related issues / Raise issues with Planning Development / Created Community Gardens and more.
WHY join?? The low membership fee is to allow us to have a financial base to run any of the events and activities. Hall rentals, equipment like BBQ’s, Tents, Supplies, Food, Heaters for Santa, Insurance, etc. all cost money and having these events is a great perk / benefit to our community as a whole.
Purchasing a community association membership is a great way to get involved and show your support for the many ways your neighbours work to ensure you love where you live.
Dear HH: Your Community Association continues on during these difficult times. Thanks to the progress we have made in our digital presence our first video conference meeting was a huge success. Speeding – continues to be a concern for our neighborhood and we thought it timely, with the weather turning nice, to remind everyone to please slow down, especially those that signed an agreement with a pace car sticker and are to be setting an example. It is hard to justify speeding out of our community during normal times, but with more people staying close to home and an increase in pedestrian traffic throughout the day, speeding through a residential community is even more dangerous. Slow down, be safe. Events – No surprise the main part of our meeting was discussing events. The Easter egg hunt was transformed into a monthly scavenger hunt which has been posted. Jenna has taken lead of this and will keep it going as long as there is interest. We also were the first to do a salute to our first responders, which was great as other communities followed. We may look at doing another one in the near future. We discussed several more ideas and I’m excited to see which will make the final cut. In fact, we were on another call tonight with a great idea coming from our community which we are trying to support.vents – No surprise the main part of our meeting was discussing events. The Easter egg hunt was transformed into a monthly scavenger hunt which has been posted. Jenna has taken lead of this and will keep it going as long as there is interest. We also were the first to do a salute to our first responders, which was great as other communities followed. We may look at doing another one in the near future. We discussed a few more ideas and I’m exited which will make the final cut, and they keep flowing in. In fact, we were on another call tonight with a great idea coming from our community which we are trying to support. Planning and Development – Ron is in constant communication with the town and working on contacts with the RVS. We should have an update soon on the new school district lines for the fall. We have no influence on this but want to ensure we help with the communication. If you have questions on planning and development, including the pace car system reach out to Ron or myself. Treasurer – After our AGM we have to file our yearly report. Cynthia and Mathew worked together to get this done and I am signing and mailing it off. Membership – We are in a little trouble here. All board members are working to come up with ways to better the community and keep everyone engaged, informed, and entertained, but we will need more support from its citizens to be able to carry out these events and communications. We could use a membership drive but that’s a bit more difficult these days so we are taking every opportunity to reach out online. So if you are not a member yet please email your $10, with your address and any other names in your household, to firstname.lastname@example.org Community Garden – Well this is supposed to be the most exciting time for this initiative. The boxes are built, the contracts done up, the details worked out, and we may be paused. Although Anika is working with the town to come up with a way of implementing this by utilizing schedules, etc.. to ensure social distancing is maintained, we may end up delaying this. More to come. Feel free to reach out anytime to any board member and please keep an eye on our site for upcoming announcements! Trenton, Leinenweber HHCA President
Message from the Town of Cochrane Administration regarding Covid-19 and steps being taken in town. Including the closure of all town facilities. Also some suggestions on continuing to be good neighbours.
Frequently Asked Questions about Covid-19 updated May 25, 2020 https://www.cochrane.ca/2070/Frequently-Asked-Questions
New this week
https://www.facebook.com/townofcochrane/videos/994257267634823/ Government of Canada information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html Province of Alberta information page: https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx Health Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html Health Link – Health Advice 8-1-1 https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/healthinfo/link/index.html
One of the best ways to limit the spread is to maintain physical distance from others. Use this handy chart for activities that help you do that. (And remember: it’s PHYSICAL distance, not SOCIAL distance — we want people to stay connected socially, just not in person!) Please share.
A recent post on the Town’s Facebook page pointed the community to a new Shop Cochrane Facebook page where news about local retailers and service providers is being shared.
“No doubt these are uncertain times for all of us and that includes business” says Mayor Jeff Genung. “The Town of Cochrane is working to assist our local business community and we’re committed to doing our part through this challenging time.”
The new Facebook page dedicated to sharing what Cochrane businesses are doing in the community to continue supporting and serving residents was launched earlier this week.
Residents are being encouraged to show their support in variety of ways: visit the page for information or check favourite local shops’ websites to see what they are offering.
Business owners are invited to share information about adjustments to services; businesses can also email email@example.com. Cochrane Business Development is also connecting local businesses with provincial and federal resources on cochrane.ca/BusinessDev.
The Town is reminding everyone that we can get through this difficult time if we work together.
Trenton LeinenweberPresident, HHCA