President’s Message – October 2017


This month’s report from The President (as published in the Hawk Eye)…

Hawkmount Close Playground – Now Open!

As you saw on last month’s cover – the Hawkmount Close Playground is now open!  It is the newest playground in Hawkwood and it looks great.  I want to thank Rosanna Law – our Playground Director – who spearheaded the drive to get this built.  Also, thanks to the area residents and volunteers who helped construct the playground.  Last but not least, thanks to the many sponsors who donated food, drinks, funds and labour to this effort.  The community of Hawkwood thanks you!


AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday November 28th at the Uplands with doors opening at 7:30 and the meeting getting underway before 8PM.  We will have our Calgary Police Representative and perhaps some other special guests in attendance.  As well, we are looking for volunteers for our Board – we need a Website Director and a Soccer Director.  These positions are crucial to our community and if have a little bit of time, please consider volunteering for them.  Contact me for more information.

LEAF Levy

In September, the HCA Board voted to increase the 2018 Special Levy by $1.86 to an annual amount of $63.76.  These funds are paid by each homeowner in Hawkwood and go towards  the beautification efforts in Hawkwood.  As mentioned in last month’s Hawk Eye, the City is reducing its basic level of service and only communities with this levy will be able to maintain a better standard of watering, park maintenance and landscaping.  This levy is mandatory and homeowners cannot opt out of the program.  I think most would agree with me that the relatively small fee we pay is very beneficial to all residents in Hawkwood.

Fall Festival

Mark your calendars, on Sunday, November 5th we will be hosting our second Fall Festival.  This event will be held at the St. Thomas United Church  and will run from 1-3PM.  Check out the details in this edition of the Hawk Eye for more information.

Nose Hill Drive Sound Barrier

For those of you who were wondering  why those houses on Nose Hill Drive had their fences removed, it is to install a sound barrier fence.  As I mentioned in recent Hawk Eyes, this fence has been on the books for many, many years.  Is it a coincidence that it was also an election year?  I don’t know, but I am glad that it is finally getting built.  If you want more information, don’t hesitate to call or email me at President@HawkwoodCA.com .