The Committee is looking at transitioning the Association's online presence from the paid website soutkeyslanding.com, to this free website, southkeyslanding.weebly.com
There are many reasons to do so, including:
Most of the important and commonly requested information has already been transitioned. However, the Committee invites you to take a look at both websites and let us know what, if any, information or documents you would like to see posted on this new website.
Please send any comments to this email, email@example.com
The 2021 Budget and Monthly Fee Notice has been sent to all homeowners. The monthly fee remains at $86/month for 2021.
ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS TO EXTERIOR
Per section 6.2 of the Joint Use Agreement, the Committee must approve any alterations to the exterior of your Unit, such as the addition of decks, expansion of driveways, or alteration of fences.
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Please note that temporary winter driveway shelters are not permitted by City bylaw, given the size and configuration of SKL unit properties.
Backyard fences are not located on the common property and are therefore the responsibility of the individual homeowner(s). For more information regarding such responsibilities, please refer to Section 2.5, Section 6 and Schedule D of the Joint Use Agreement. Please contact the Committee for more information.
DOGS IN THE PARK
Per Schedule D of the Joint Use Agreement, pets MUST be on a handheld leash when on the common property. A sign has been posted at the entrance to the park confirming "NO DOGS OFF LEASH". For the safety of children, please keep dogs away from the play structure area. Also: please pick up after your dog!
GARBAGE, RECYLCING AND COMPOST BINS
As a courtesy to your neighbours and to discourage pests, homeowners are asked to keep their garbage, recycling and compost bins in their garage or otherwise out of sight in between pick-up days. Bins are unsightly and often result in debris and the bins themselves scattered throughout the common property, especially after windy days. Homeowners with tenants are asked to remind their tenants to keep the exterior of the unit tidy and well-kept.
You can order a garbage/recycling calendar in various formats from the City of Ottawa's website.
Don't forget to mow your lawn on a regular basis! City by-laws require that lawns be maintained in a manner that is consistent with surrounding properties (for example, the common property). As part of her management duties, our property manager will be contacting owners of properties deemed to be inconsistent with community standards with more information.
Monthly Co-Tenancy fees are due the 1st of the month. There is an additional charge for late or non-payment of fees. Cheques should be made payable to "SKL" and be mailed or dropped off to the attention of our property manager, Norean Harris, at PMA Realty Consulting Ltd., 1131 Newmarket St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1B 4N4. PMA also accepts cash payments -- ask for a receipt!
Please respect the posted Park Hours of 6AM-10PM. If you observe anyone trespassing or other suspicious activity in the park, please call 911 to report it and indicate that the signage clearly identifies the park as Private Property/No Trespassing.
Please do not shovel snow from your driveway on to the road. This increases the cost of community snow removal, and we have a hard enough time finding a place for all the snow as it is! Snow that falls on your property should stay on your property.
If you are an SKL homeowner who does not live in the community, please keep your contact information up-to-date with our property manager as well as provide the names and phone numbers of any tenants.
Please let ALL VISITORS know that they cannot park on the street. All roads in the community are considered fire routes, so cars parked on the route may be ticketed by the City without warning. A related reminder, residents of SKL may not park in the designated visitors parking. Those spaces are for visitors and guests of the community. The Committee will authorize City by-law to ticket and/or tow chronic offenders.
Please respect traffic signs in the neighbourhood, including the stop signs at the corner of Glenhaven and Westvalley, which creates a three-way stop intersection with the entrance to the Value Village parking lot. In addition, "Children at Play"/speed limit signs of 15 km/h have been placed near the main entrance to our neighbourhood. Please take care when driving! As of April 2017, please note that the City has placed a red light camera at the Walkley intersection.
If you have a concern about a neighbour's noise or property maintenance, you can contact City By-Law directly by calling 311, or by submitting a service request online via www.ottawa.ca. Homeowners and residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with and abide by City bylaw standards.
Below are links to often relevant City bylaws:
List of frequently requested City bylaws
Thank you for being considerate!
Per the September 2020 Committee Report (and AGM Package) sent to all SKL homeowners, the 2020 AGM has been delayed due to COVID protocols.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Committee has decided to postpone the 2020 Annual General Meeting until later in the year. Hopefully we can all get together again in some fashion this Fall or Winter!
In the meantime, the current volunteer members will continue to serve on the Owners Committee. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Property Manager or the Committee.
Here are some resources you might find helpful:
South Keys Landing Joint Use Agreement
2020 budget fee and notice
Guidelines for Alterations to Exterior / Approval by the Owners Committee (as of Sept 2018)
Past newsletters: Winter 2018 - Fall 2016 - Summer 2015
Property Manager contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee contact: email@example.com
Homeowners may contact the Property Manager for a copy of further documents, not suitable for posting online (such as the Reserve Fund Study, contracts, and audit information).
The Secretary of the Committee also administers a Google Drive repository of various electronic documents; to request access or a particular document, please send an email to the Committee.
South Keys Landing, founded in 2003, is a community of 144 homes in the south end of Ottawa.
You will find us tucked away in a small pocket across from the Shoppers Drug Mart near the corner of Bank & Walkley.
The Owners Committee of the SKL Homeowners Association, consisting of a small group of five volunteers from the community, is charged with managing the Association's common property and has responsibilities that include:
As of April 2010, South Keys Landing has retained the services of PMA Realty Consulting Ltd., to provide property management services to the Association. Most issues relating to the common property, regulations, and other matters can be directed to PMA.