Queries about Panorama Hills Residents Association Ltd.(PHRA)
No, only property owners included in the PPanorama Hills RA Ltd. PHRA) catchment area are required to pay a yearly fee to the PHRA. This is due to an encumbrance that is listed on the Certificate of Title for each home. This was put in place by the developer of Panorama Hills, Genstar Canada.
The Residents Association fees are collected by the Panorama Hills RA Ltd.
Members of the PHRA receive an annual fee reminder in March, with fees due April 1st each year.
The Panorama Hills RA Ltd. is a non-profit organization. This means that all the fund collected are put back into the community through the operation and maintenance of the Panorama Hills Community Centre and its amenities as well as the amenities located throughout the community.
There are lots of great benefits that come with being a Member of the PHRA. Members have access to certain amenities and assests that would not necessarily be available to the community without a Residents Association to take responsibility for the care and maintenance of these sites.
You also have access to a Management Team and staff who work to provide programs and special events for the exclusive use of NSRA members at Panorama Hills Community Centre throughout the year.
The PHRA is governed via bylaws and a Board of Directors of 10 members, with 2 year terms, that is comprised of residents of Panorama Hills.
The Members of the association elect their Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting as the terms of the Board Members come to an end. The Board of Directors is a legal entity and is financially responsible for the viability, sustainability and operation of the Residents Association and its assets.
The roles of the Residents Association are limited to matters affecting the operation of the association. Members can elect or defeat any Member standing for a Residents Association Directorship, and in that way guide the direction of the Association. Ultimately, the NSRA will be guided and operated entirely by the residents through an elected Board of Directors.
That said, the PHRA is always looking for ways to better meet the needs of its Members. We aim to recieve feedback from our Members in a variety of formal and informal ways to help guide our operations.
A residents/homeowner’s association is a compulsory organization created by a land developer:
– to manage and maintain the amenities of a development that the City will not accept responsibility to maintain
– to manage and maintain amenities such as facilities and landscape features
– membership is compulsory and the requirement to pay an annual fee is collected by the association through a encumbrance on title
A community association is an organization formed by the residents of an area:
– to manage and direct its social and recreational activities
– to act as an intervener in civic matters (planning and development)
– to plan, develop and maintain community facilities and amenities
– membership is voluntary