Join The Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers at
the final meeting of the 2012/2013 year!
This month's meeting will not feature a speaker, and instead focus on recent and upcoming community events and happenings. As always, new residents are welcome to join.
This will be the final regular meeting before the summer hiatus. More information on the June wind-up dinner will be available soon.
WHEN Thursday, May 16 at 7pm
WHERE Victoria Hall (3435 Soball Street)
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The Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayer's Association is a local, community based group that looks out for the interests of the populace of the Northeast Coquitlam and Burke Mountain areas. They meet the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at Victoria Hall.
We often get questions about the big empty site at the top of the development on the north side of Harper Road, so we thought we would share some information with you about the Harper Fill Site.
Wesbild opened the fill site in 2008 as a low impact development solution, with the ability to be converted into a community feature in the future.
LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT SOLUTION
Traditionally, construction practices would see soil that is extracted during preparation of the land to be taken away by a series dump trucks and trucked out to a dump location in Pitt Meadows, Mission, or beyond. Trucking this soil to other areas of the Lower Mainland leads to more trucks on the road and increases pollution, and therefore is not environmentally friendly.
This doesn’t keep in line with the forward thinking, sustainable nature of Wesbild's Foothills development so we created a place on Burke Mountain for the fill material to go, and a place that would eventually provide a long term benefit to the area.
Here are some more stats about Wesbild's Harper Fill Site:
- We have taken 37,000 loads of soil up to the Harper Fill Site since it opened
- Average trip to take soil up Burke Mountain = 3.1km
- Average trip to take soil off site = 23.65km
- Total truck kilometers saved to-date is 760,350km – that is 15,207 hours (or 633 days) about of driving at 50km/hr!
The Harper Fill Site has the potential to be transformed for a number of different uses once Wesbild's development is complete. It could be developed into a park, playing fields, private school site, community church, or yards for homes. Ultimately, the use of this land will be determined by the City of Coquitlam.
Mission Group, the builder behind Secret Ridge – Burke Mountain's newest paired home community with master bedroom on the main level – is proud to sponsor an upcoming free workshop to help you get organized!
You're invited to join us at the Secret Ridge Presentation Centre on Saturday, May 11th for The Upside of Downsizing, a presentation with simple and effective solutions to organize and de-clutter your home this spring.
Local professional organizers, Susan Borax and Heather Knittel of Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions, will share their tips and tricks on getting organized at any stage of life. They specialize in working with downsizers, families, seniors and self-employed professionals, giving them the freedom and happiness associated with feeling clutter-free. All attendees of the workshop will also receive a complimentary copy of Susan and Heather's book called Good Riddance: Showing Clutter the Door.
WHEN Saturday, May 11 – 11am – 12pm
WHERE Secret Ridge Presentation Centre – 107 – 3458 Burke Village Promenade
(off Soball Street, just south of David Ave)
RSVP Please RSVP by calling 604-916-8805 or by email at email@example.com
After the presentation, feel free to tour Secret Ridge's two professionally furnished display homes for more beautiful design and organization ideas. Whether you're looking for a new home or not, we know you'll appreciate this opportunity to learn how to live lighter and better.
The Secret Ridge Presentation Centre is open daily (except Fridays) from 12 – 5pm at 107 – 3458 Burke Village Promenade (just south of David, off Soball Street)
All of the 3- and 4-bedroom single-family homes at Burke Mountain Heights offer large, open living spaces with optional finished basements. They embrace the wholesome beauty of the outdoors through an abundance of over-sized windows and other design elements. But perhaps the most appealing feature of Foxridge Homes' neighbourhood at The Foothills is your ability as a buyer to customize all your finishings, from wall colours, to countertops, and more.
Burke Mountain Heights homeowners don't have to choose from limited, set colour schemes. Instead, buyers can customize their home to suit their personal tastes. Choose from hundreds of options for interior and exterior paint, cabinet stain, tile, and laminate. (There is even a choice of handrail stain and spindles!). Buyers get the chance to flip through Foxridge Homes' 30-page book of upgrades to create a home that is uniquely theirs.
Sherry and Susan in the Burke Mountain Heights Sales Centre are happy to help buyers choose the perfect finishings for their new home. They spend one-on-one time with each new homeowner, building a relationship between the new residents and the builder that is not often achieved.
Many neighbourhood friendships form in the design centre before the new neighbours even move in. Sherry and Susan have even seen neighbours meet and bond over design decisions, then help each other unpack on moving day!
One of Burke Mountain Heights homeowners' favorite features of their new Foxridge home is the fact that they could have the same floorplan as their neighbour, but their unique finishings make their homes look completely different – inside and out.
Burke Mountain Heights is sure to impress with exquisite homes in harmony with the natural surroundings. Visit Sherry and Susan at the Burke Mountain Heights show home and sales office, located at 3479 Galloway Ave. and open daily from 12-5pm.
For more information, visit Burke Mountain Heights online at http://www.burkemountainheights.com