Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) and Residents Associations: What’s the difference?
1. The Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA) is a volunteer organization originally formed by the residents of the Shawnee Slopes and Evergreen Estates communities. It includes residents in Beacon Hill condominiums, Highbury Place, Shawnee Park, Fish Creek Exchange and The Manor Village at Fish Creek Park. SECA’s focus is “Working Together for Our Community’s Future” to:
- manage and direct its social and recreational activities
- act as an intervener in civic matters (planning and development)
NOTE: Membership in SECA is voluntary
2. The Evergreen Residents Association (ERA) is an organization created by the land developer (Genstar) for the “newly” developed area in Evergreen Estates (i.e. south of the old 146th Avenue) as well as for most of the rest of Evergreen. On September 1, 2011, Genstar officially handed over control of the ERA to the residents of Evergreen and Evergreen Estates. The ERA now owns and maintains the 17 community entrance features and feature park sites, originally constructed by Genstar in the development of Evergreen and the new portion Evergreen Estates.
All questions or concerns (i.e. garbage pickup, snow removal, burned out lamps, green space damage, etc.) should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can be found on the ERA website at www.evergreenresidents.ca.
3. The Shawnee Park Residents Association (SPRA) will be an organization similar to the ERA when the community has been fully built out and all residences occupied. Until that time Cardel Homes is collecting an encumbrance fee from residents commencing in in 2019.
NOTE: Membership in Resident’s Associations is compulsory and the requirement to pay an annual fee is collected by the Residents Association through an encumbrance on title.