If you have a moment or two please stop by to sign our petition, and contact your local MLA to keep our beautiful amenity property tax free!
Property Tax Update
The Chaparral Residents Association currently does not pay property taxes on lands such as the lake, park and entrance way features in the neighborhood.
What does this mean to you as an owner and resident of Lake Chaparral?
1. You already pay your residential Property Taxes on properties you own (double taxation).
2. You pay your annual CRA encumbrance fee to support the operational and maintenance costs of the park and amenity.
3. It is anticipated that if this becomes a bylaw it could potentially cost the CRA upwards of $40,000+ annually as it is based on building structure and size. This could be up to a 5-10% impact on current operating budgets. The levels of service and programming will be impacted by this potential tax increase.
The managers and representatives of the many HOA and RA developments in Calgary have been working hard collectively to fight this potential change. We have drafted a petition for our residents that we intend to submit to lobby the Provincial Government to change a section of the Municipal Government Act called COPTER (Community Organization Property Tax Exempt Regulation) to prevent the provincial government from imposing any additional property tax on organizations such as HOA's and RA's who manage community properties and parks.
Why sign the petition?
We need your support to urge the Provincial government to reconsider the proposed changes to COPTER that would result in the taxation of previously tax-exempt land. Please drop by the Lake house to sign a petition by October 19 so we can continue to lobby to keep your well invested dollars in your community. You may also want to contact your local MLA to tell them what you think of this situation. You can find out who that is at https://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/mla/mla_help.htm.
If you have any questions OR are interested in helping us collect signatures from the community, please call 403.254-4148 or email email@example.com.
Who can sign the petition?: Anyone who is at least 18 years of age and a resident of Alberta.
We thank you for your support.
Access to this park/facility is for members and guests. Valid proof of membership is required upon entry. Please keep the park safe and clean and have fun wile respecting the other park users and the rules.
Not permitted in the park: Pets, Bicycles, Alcoholic Beverages and Smoking. Current rules and regulations are available at the park office or here on our web page.
No Lifeguard on Duty; swim at your own risk.
All activities are unsupervised. You assume all risk from your use of this park/facility.
Lake Chaparral Recreation Centre shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury that you may suffer as a result of your use of this park/facility.
Haven't yet set up your online account? Click the link and follow the steps below!
1. Click this link: https://central.ivrnet.com/lakechaparral.
2. Select "Forgot Password".
3. Type in the email we have associated with your account.
-If you are unsure or unaware of what email is on your account, please give our office a call at 403-254-4148.
4. Select "Send Reset Instructions".
-You will receive an email about resetting your password.
5. Click on the link within your email and create a password of your choosing.
6. Log back in to make sure it works and you are set!
Pumpkin Hunt: October 28th- 10:00am to 12:00pm
AGM Meeting: November 7th- 7:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm.
Christmas Craft Fair: November 25th- 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Skate with Santa: December 16th- 6:00pm to 8:00pm (subject to change).
Hours of Operation:
Current Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Regarding our Catch and Release Policy, we have received a letter from Alberta Environment and Parks; and at this time they have temporarily suspended our fishing license because of the suspected Whirling disease. It is likely that we have potentially received this disease from the fishery. Therefore, we are not able to restock the lake at this time. Until further notice, the lake will remain catch and release. Sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patients in the matter.
If you would like to learn more about the disease and how to further prevent unintentional spread please go to https://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildife/wildlife-diseases/whirling-disease/default.aspx
Coming Fall of 2017
The Lake Chaparral Residents Association has transitioned to a new version of software! This online program will allow you to book facilities, as well as pay annual fees if you are a homeowner in the community. If you have ever provided CRA with your email before, an online account has already been created for you – however you will need to reset your password.
To get started, go to http://central.ivrnet.com/lakechaparral and click Login in the top right corner. You will be directed to the Sign in page. Once there, click on "Forgot Password?"
Next, type in the email address that you had previously given.
Password reset instructions will then be sent to your email. If the email address you entered is not recognized, please contact the office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 403-254-4148, and we will assist you in creating your account. If no email is received, please check your SPAM folder.
It's that time of year again! Your 2017-2018 were due June 30th, 2017.
To avoid disappointment at the gate, please ensure that your account is in good standing. If you are trying to access your online account and experiencing any difficulties, please contact the office at 403-254-4148. Please note there is a $9.50 Credit Convenience Fee to pay with a credit card online.
All fees unpaid by June 30th, 2017 will result in denied access to the lake and a monthly interest charge of 1.5%.