RECENT POSTS IN THE COMMUNITY FORUM CATEGORY ....
There was a recent incident where a Halcyon resident drove a vehicle into the hydro box in front of the clubhouse. This was an unfortunate accident and luckily no one was injured. This type of incident could have happened from any of the clubhouse parking stalls. If the vehicle missed hydro box it may have hit the clubhouse or worst yet, someone on the lawn or sidewalk leading to the clubhouse.
It was suggested a few years ago that some kind of barrier or low rail fence be put in front of the parking stall. The bush hedge in front of the parking stalls has always looked untrimmed and dirty….
Hopefully, now is the time that some form of barrier will be installed for protection against future incidents AND the opportunity used to beautify this entrance area to our community.
It’s been a little over a year since a resolution at the 2012 AGM was passed to keep our front gates closed all the time. Since the closure the gates have been hit by vehicles and damaged a number of times, gate maintenance cost in excess of $6,000, homes burglarized, and on occasion vehicles required to stop in fast moving Thomas Rd traffic while waiting to turn into our complex.
Has our community actually benefited from this closed gate policy?
UPDATE Jan 02, 2014 – Gate Repair Cost
The reported cost of $6,000 was incorrect. From the date of gate closure 24/7 up until June 2013, there were repairs of $3108.04 less accident recovery cost of $1420.16, netting at $1687.88. This included 3 accident repairs that Halcyon has to bear the cost of in the amount of 2 x $210.00 and 1 x $196.88.
This fiscal year of 2013-2014, repairs have cost to date $1770.50, $900.00 of which we feel can be attributed to someone forcing their way in through the exit gate by forcing it open.
The subject of a Depreciation report for Halcyon is not new. It has been discussed in detail numerous times and voted down at previous annual general meetings.
What was different this time? … Greg Flack gave a slide show presentation of a recently completed depreciation report for another gated complex as an example of the detail in such a report. Following a question and answer period a resident suggested attendees be polled to see who would be in favour of getting a depreciation report. All attendees were in favour of the report except for one resident who had a few concerns.
Hopefully this is an indication of a positive result during an actual vote at the next AGM.
It would be interesting to get some comments and feedback from residents regarding their feelings about having a depreciation report … especially those residents that are against having one.
A little humor found on the Internet, we can probably relate to a few …
10. I have sat outside many a gate at intercom waiting for the resident to text me the code or buz me in , but someone comes up behind me with a remote and lets me in. How do they know I’m not a crazy person or burglar wanting to check the community?
9. I once lived in a gated community, then one night the police knocked on my door and told me a felony was committed next door.
8. The sign on it says they aren’t responsible for any damage done to my car if the gates malfunction…so every time I drive through I think the gates are going to slam shut on me!
7. If a fire causes a power outage, the gates no longer work and I burn alive.
6. Supposedly they make you feel safer, however every time someone follow me in without punching in the code themselves, I assume they are a serial killer.
5. Besides, how do I know there is not a serial killer in my neighborhood?