Learn More about Chaparral Residents Association
Who Can Be A Member Of The Chaparral Residents Association?
Only those properties that were designated as having optional lake privileges when they were built. Chaparral Residents Association Ecumbrance registered on the Land Title. Please call in to the Chaparral Residents Association office at 403-254-4148 to confirm eligibility.
Can I Still Use The Lake If I Have Not Paid My Fees?
No it would be unfair to residents who have paid their fees. Fees are due before June 30, of each year. This year we have a new system to make it easier to pay your fees with credit card.
Where Can I Find Info About Restrictive Covenants & Architectual Guidelines?
All caveats were transferred from Genstar to the Chaparral Residents Association in 2008. The Community Maps section and the Residents Login provides more information regarding the general Restrictive Covenants and Architectural Guidelines for properties within Lake Chaparral. You can check Alberta Land Titles to find every Restrictive Covenant assigned to your property athttp://www.spin.gov.ab.ca/
Do I Have To Pay My Fees Even If I Do Not Utilize The Lake?
Yes. A caveat is registered on every property in the Lake Chaparral community. This membership fee is utilized to maintain the lake and park facilities regardless of how often you use them.
How Are Lake Fees Determined?
Lake fees for 2008/2009 and prior were determined by Genstar.
Responsibility for determining lake fees was transferred to the Chaparral Residents Association in 2008. Each year, the lake Board of Directors carefully considers our costs of operation, and applies an increase only if required to meet our expenses.
Can I Fish In The Lake?
Yes. Members who have paid their annual encumbrance fees can fish in the lake from the fishing area, private boat or their own dock if they live lakeside. Until further notice, we are only allowing catch and release.
Do I Need A Fishing Licence?
No. The Chaparral Residents Association carries a permit that is specific to the lake and that is all that is required to allow members to fish at the lake.
If I Am Moving Can I Get A Refund Of My Encumbrance Fees?
When you sell your home you can choose to have your lawyer obtain a reimbursment from your buyer on a pro-rated basis or pass on the remaining portion of your fees as a goodwill gesture. If you are moving to another home in the community, your fees will again be due as the fee is not transferred from house to house. Please inform us of your move as this will help us keep our records updated and your membership valid.
Do I Need A Membership Card?
Yes, cards will be issued to those who are over the age of 12 years. Please take care of your card. We ask that all members carry their own lake cards. Entrance will not be granted if you are not in possession of your lake card. Residents are not permitted to loan their lake cards to guests for any reason at any time. A replacement fee of $5 a card will be in force for any lost cards. All cards have an expected 2 year life cycle.
Who May Sign Out A Boat?
Members 16 or older are permitted to use a rowboat, canoe, kayak, paddle board or pedal boat.
Children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a person who is 16 years of age or older. Valid lake card or ID may be required to prove age.
Boat use requires at least one resident on the boat at all times.