Reader wants to clarify story about Legacy Lane

This article, by Treena Mielke, on page 8 of last week’s Rimbey review does require some clarification.

  • Mar. 28, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Reply to “Stop work order leaves Legacy Lane residents in quandary”

This article, by Treena Mielke, on page 8 of last week’s Rimbey review does require some clarification.

Because the town of Rimbey did not enforce the 2009 Development agreement, between itself and Caviler Venture Corporation, none of the common property improvements were completed leaving no sidewalks, no lighting, no landscaping and no paved lane or parking lots for the 3 completed units. As the town claims not to have taken any performance bonds to ensure that this work was done, as per the development agreement, as well as paving of 54th street the development has been left in limbo.

A second developer bought the three unfinished units, and sold them before finishing the common property. He has apparently decided to walk away from this development, likely because he was unable to work with the town as they insist on him doing all of the unfinished common property “Improvements” and paving of 54th street.

This left the Condo Board with no alternative but to take steps to correct the unsafe condition of the common property, as they are responsible to the residents and the liability of the unsafe common property falls to the Condominium Corporation. Concerns about the Fire Hydrants, etc., were all put off by the town as “not their concern as it was private property”. Concerns that there were 2-3 foot drop offs, at the front doors, as the ramps were not installed were finally addressed as Mayor Pankiw suggested. There was no development permit required to do this as the town agreed that it was covered under the 2009 agreement with Caviler. Discussions with the town led the Condo Board to believe that they could proceed to finish the remaining common property for the 6 units under this same agreement. Unfortunately they did not think to get this in writing and now the town has decided to change their position and require a development permit for the retaining wall, necessary to hold the sidewalk up, citing safety concerns. This when the retaining wall was complete, except for the safety rails, leaving a dangerous situation that the Board cannot do anything about due to the Stop Work Order.

Contrary to what Coun. Jaycox stated this is not situation where the homeowners have to get a development permit as they do not own the property that the retaining wall is built on.  This work should have been completed prior to the sale of any units, as per the 2009 Development Agreement.  It would have been inspected and approved by the town engineer and the board feels that this is what has to be done to resolve this issue.


Carol Lundgard



Just Posted

Influenza hits hard in Alberta

Flu season hits hard

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Major announcement planned for Tuesday at Westerner Park

Hopes are that the CFR will be relocating to Red Deer

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Most Read