Every year during the AGM, members vote on an annual budget and 3-year plan that directs funds toward specific projects and community events. Here are a few of our accomplishments:
In 2019, horticultural services were retained to ensure seven gardens at Tory and Tegler Gate entrances, Taylor Close entrance to the park, around the gazebo, stream and pond, remained healthy and beautiful.
Based on Epcor's and the City's recommendations, sign posts, sidewalk gates and electrical boxes were carefully painted throughout the neighbourhood.
Big equipment and little hands were employed to refurbish areas along the stream and common sidewalks in our community.
Based on our community input, the City installed traffic lights on Rabbit Hill Road, making it safer for pedestrians and motorists.
In 2018, the electrical system was replaced to support both fountains and a new aeration system. The aeration system will help oxygenate the pond which, in turn, will reduce the growth of algae.
TGHA Board members developed a 10-year plan with a vision of being one of the most desirable places to live in the City of Edmonton. This 10-year plan guides shorter 3-year plans that are discussed and voted upon by all members during the Annual General Meeting.
Entrances at Tory and Tegler Gates were refurbished with the help of Salisbury landscapers and steps were taken to promote successful growth of this new foliage.
TGHA regularly repairs and maintains common areas and features within our community. For example, in 2018 piping at the head of the stream broke and caused considerable flooding. Thanks to the quick actions of homeowners and the Board, the stream was fixed and operating again within 48 hours.
In 2017, TELUS installed pure fibre optic cables throughout our neighbourhood. TGHA worked closely with the company to minimize disturbance and damage and even hosted a summer kick-off event together during which neighbours visited, ate and played and had a chance to ask questions about the project.
The City of Edmonton responded to dozens of requests made by the TGHA on behalf of homeowners. Requests ranged from removing trees to repairing roads.
To support communications among members, TGHA produced and distributed a guide that offers lots of information about our properties, association and community services.
TGHA invests collected dues back into our community. As a result of a vote by members in 2017, some of those dues helped support development of the South Terwillegar Park in 2018.
In 2016, the third phase of landscaping was completed with the refurbishment of Taylor Close, Tegler and Tory Gate entrances.
TGHA contributed to the fun-filled Terwillegar summer festival by renting inflatable slides and castles as well as the services of face painting and balloon artists.
TGHA worked closely with City of Edmonton officers to remind owners to clean up after their pets and to keep four-legged friends leashed and on the paths.