Lakes of Muirfield FAQs

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After significant deliberations and consultation between Wheatland County (the “County”) and 0747744 B.C. Ltd., the current developer of the Development (the “Developer”), the decision was made to turn over the responsibility for and ownership of various lands, the water system, and the storm system for the Development, to the County, effective April 30, 2020Read the full notice here…

FAQs

The following sets out some basic background, and the County’s current understanding, respecting the transition from the Developer to the County.

Water System Operations and Billing

– The County has taken ownership of the system as of April 30, 2020.
– The County anticipates that by the summer of 2020, both day-to-day operations and billing processes will transition from Rocky View Utility Corporation to the County.
– The County anticipates that by the summer of 2020 the County will be directly sending-out utility bills.
– Specific dates will be added to the County website in the near future.

Storm Drainage System

– The County has taken-over ownership and operation of the storm drainage system as of April 30, 2020.
– The current expectation is that the system will continue as currently designed and constructed.

Wastewater System

– Ownership and operation of the on-site and off-site wastewater system will remain with The Lakes of Muirfield Home Owners Association.
– The County will continue to work with and support stakeholders in the Development and utility services, with the goal of future improved efficiencies where reasonably possible.

Phase 1 and 2 Roads

– For immediate transition purposes, the County has taken ownership and control of the Phase 2 Road Units (Units 234, 235) as of April 30, 2020.
– The County’s current expectation is that Phase 2 Road Units will transition to The Lakes of Muirfield
Home Owners Association, in due course.   In the interim, the County will continue to work with and support stakeholders with coordination on various access and maintenance issues relevant to roads, as between Phase 1 and Phase 2, (e.g. snow removal, garbage and recycling services, lights, gates).
– Please note that Phase 1 Road Units (Unit 185) will remain with The Lakes of Muirfield Home Owners Association.

Condominium Corporations and Home Owners Association Continue

– The transaction between the County and the Developer does not, of itself, alter the structure of the current condominium corporations, the Home Owners Association, or the registered plans of the Development.
– The current expectation is for the current private governing structure to continue (e.g. private restrictive covenants, rent charge/encumbrance, fees, condominium bylaws, etc.).
– Please note that the County has not acquired lands (units) within the Phase 1 condominium plan.

Commercial Development, RV Storage

– Notice has been or will be, provided to parties with existing leases with the Developer, respecting the change in lands ownership from Developer to County. The current intent is for existing land uses to continue, though new agreements may be required in due course.
– The County will continue to work with and support stakeholders on various issues relevant to existing leases or licenses within the Development.

Completion of Development and County Sale of Lands

– In due course, the timing, methods, and plans for completing the Development, and addressing any existing deficiencies, will be reviewed by the County, with stakeholder input.
– In the immediate, the County’s focus is completing all regulatory and formal steps related to property, lands, and services transition from the Developer, while ensuring continued operation and delivery of essential services to the Development. The County intends to first confirm (e.g. through the Alberta Land Titles Office) the proper transfer and registrations respecting all properties/interests acquired by the County from the Developer. Following which, the County may consider sales or dispositions of newly acquired County properties/interests, to third parties.
– During the immediate or current transition period, the County does not intend to allow, or to release for registration with Alberta Land Titles, any further disposition or transfer to third parties of newly acquired County property.
– Please note that the County has not acquired lands (units) within the Phase 1 condominium plan.

Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change and that further or more current information may be obtained by contacting the following persons at Wheatland County or by calling Wheatland County at (403) 934-3321.

GENERAL INQUIRIES:403-934-3321
TAX INQUIRIES:Wheatland County Tax Department – 403-361-2029
UTILITY INQUIRIES:Rocky View Utility (RVUC)
Wheatland County Utility Department – 403-361-2004
RV STORAGE INQUIRIES:Debbie Wolfram – debbiewolfram@shaw.ca
LAND SALES INQUIRIES:Wheatland County Land Agent – 403-361-2015
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