TGHA operates as a non-profit Society according to specific legislation, bylaws and agreements. It is governed by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors consisting of residents from Terwillegar Greens and Gardens.
Homeowners follow architectural guidelines and bylaws to keep our neighbourhood great. Homeowners also share their concerns and project ideas, vote on issues, and elect new Board members during Annual General Meetings.
Registered Society
Registered Society

Terwillegar Gardens Homeowners Association (TGHA) was incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act on July 10, 2000. It operates as a non-profit society.

Bylaws
Bylaws

relate generally to the transaction of the business and affairs of the Terwillegar Gardens Homeowners Association with reference to the Societies Act. It contains rules regarding voting rights, Annual General Meetings, Board of Directors, records, voting, minutes, seals, remuneration, indemnity, bylaws, winding up, signatories and notices. Bylaws direct TGHA activities.

Melcor
Melcor

the developer, entered into a Restrictive Covenant and Encumbrance Agreement with TGHA in July 2000. Through this agreement, TGHA became the holder of leases, easements and other rights in, to and over subdivided lots within Terwillegar Gardens subdivision. This included easements for perimeter fences, entrance gateways, park parcels, gardens, and subdivision features. In 2002, the agreement was expanded to include Stage 8 lands and expanded again in 2003, to include Stage 11 lands.

Maintenance Agreement
Maintenance Agreement

in June 2004, the City became the owners of nine enhanced improvements installed by Melcor: 1) the arbour/gazebo and 2) surrounding flowers, 3-5) the stone pilasters and metal rails by the arbour, pond and stream, 6) the stone obelisk at the top of the stream, 7) the rocky creek course and circulation system, 8) metal railings on the two bridges, and 9) the boundary path from the orchard to the arbour. If these are not properly maintained, the City has the right to remove them.

City of Edmonton
City of Edmonton

owns these common features installed by Melcor; the City and TGHA maintain them. Any activity outside of regular maintenance requires the City's approval. Refer to the City's Terwillegar Towne Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan for information on the neighbourhood land, design, infrastructure and more.

TGHA
TGHA

is responsible for managing subdivision features (e.g., entrance gateways, perimeter fence, arbour, gardens) and keeping them in good, clean and proper condition. To assist with this work, TGHA Board employs an Administrator who acts as a liaison with City services, bylaws and programs, does bookkeeping and banking, manages contracted services, responds to residential concerns, issues notices and collects homeowner dues, manages the website, and performs related duties directed by the Board.

517 Homeowners
517 Homeowners

living in Terwillegar Greens (i.e., Taylor Close, Cove, and Green, and Towne Centre Boulevard) and Terwillegar Gardens (i.e., Tegler Gate and Green, Thompson Court and Place, Thorogood Close and Lane, Todd Court, Landing and Link, Tory Crescent, Point, Road, and View, and Devonshire Village and Devonshire Villas) pay dues to maintain our common property. Every registered homeowner with property in Terwillegar Greens or Terwillegar Gardens is a member of the TGHA and has a vote.

Rent Charge
Rent Charge

is an encumbrance on each subdivided lot and condominium unit in the subdivision. The registered owner shall pay the charge before the 30th day following the notice of Rent Charge from the TGHA. Any dues not paid by that time bear an interest rate of 16% per annum, calculated monthly. Refer to clause 4.10 of the Restrictive Covenant and Encumbrance Agreement. Dues help maintain and improve our common property and features that contribute to our property values and our enjoyment.

Architectural Development Guidelines
Architectural Development Guidelines

are the responsibility of homeowners. These guidelines direct homebuyers, designers and builders toward appropriate building forms and details for Stage 1 through Stage 11 lands. Architectural Guidelines include City of Edmonton standards, setbacks/separation space, siting and site coverage, massing and building heights, lot grading, repetition, corner and high visibility lot requirements.

Materials
Materials

such as roof materials, chimneys, exterior finishes, colours, driveways and garages are also specified in the Architectural Guidelines. Contact the TGHA Board for assistance.

Landscaping and Fencing
Landscaping and Fencing

as well as other important guidelines such as signage, recreation equipment and commercial vehicles, appearance during construction, sump pumps, approval process submissions and release of security are all found in the Architectural Guidelines.

Fence Paint
Fence Paint

the paint used for all wooden fences in the subdivision is made by Cloverdale Paint and is called Cascade Deep Charcoal.

Board of Directors
Board of Directors

comprised of 3-7 hard-working volunteers appointed during an Annual General Meeting, oversee maintenance and improvements within the subdivision while assuring compliance with legislation, bylaws, agreements and guidelines. Generally, the President supervises the affairs of TGHA; the Vice-President assists the president; the Secretary keeps accurate minutes; the Treasurer provides detailed financial accounts. Three directors oversee committees and projects.

Annual General Meetings
Annual General Meetings

are held in late October usually at a local school, church or community facility. Signage inviting all homeowners to attend the meeting is posted along high traffic paths and on the website about two weeks in advance of an AGM. Contribute, review financial statements prepared by Chartered Accountants and minutes of the previous meeting, vote on the next 3-year plan, elect new board members, volunteer and meet new neighbours at the next AGM.

A Voice
A Voice

every registered homeowner has a vote and an opportunity to raise questions, concerns or suggestions at an AGM or any time throughout the year. Board members are particularly interested in proposals for improvements and have, in the past, funded small projects lead by groups of neighbours when specific criteria were met. Contact the TGHA Administrator or any member of the Board or leave a voice message at (780) 905-6309.

Board Positions
Board Positions

interested in volunteering or want to nominate a neighbour to the TGHA Board? Being a Board member can be a rewarding experience particularly when a small amount of effort often leads to immediate improvements that can be seen every day. Not all neighbourhoods have homeowner associations. Take a look around - we really have a wonderful place to call our own.

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