Frequently asked questions
Why is this development a Condominium?
Poplar Pointe Estates Condominium was created to share in the ownership of 50 acres of open green space, water and waste water collection and distribution pipelines, walking trail system with over 4 km throughout subdivision.
Who owns and maintains subdivision Road System?
Roads within the subdivision are owned and maintained by Red Deer County.
What is the size of the lots?
Size varies but are generally .5 ha or 1.25 acres. Lots this size provide enough area to build a large estate type home with room for a large accessory building.
What is the zoning?
Are there restrictions and criteria for designing and building a house on the lots?
Yes. The bylaws set out the requirements for building on the lots.
How is the water supplied to the lot?
Water for the subdivision is supplied by two water wells located within the subdivision. The wells are licensed by Alberta Environment and volumes are sufficient to supply all of the homes.
Water from the wells is piped to the water treatment building where the water is chlorinated and metered after which it is directed to the distribution pipeline system. All lots have a water pipe at their property boundary. Each house is required to install a water meter.
What is the quality of the water?
Water is deemed of good quality by Alberta Environment Standards. No odour and tastes great! Chlorination is a requirement of any communal system and the plant will be operated by a licensed operator pursuant to Alberta Environment Regulations. Chemical analysis is available.
What utilities are in the subdivision?
Gas (Atco) and Power (Fortis) are at each property boundary. Cell tower (Telus) is very close with excellent coverage to wireless phones and high speed internet.
How is waste water from the lot handled?
Each home is required to install a 10,000 liter tank along with a STEP Vcom upgrade. The waste from the home goes to the tank where solids are settled out and the ½ horse power pump sends fluid into the subdivision collection system. A pipe to the collection system is stubbed to the lot property boundary. All fluid from the collection system goes to the Sylvan Lake Regional Waste Water Line that is treated by the City of Red Deer. Rate for this service will be $125/month/household.
What are the anticipated costs of operating the Condominium?
Estimated costs are as follows:
Trail System $ 1,000/year
Water Plant $17,000/year
Mowing & Landscaping $ 6,000/year
Legal and Accounting $ 8,000/year
Shared by 45 lots $ 720/year per lot
Can I use an ATV on the Trail System?
No. Trails are for walking only.
What is the 10 acres Municipal Reserve?
This area is owned by the County and is open space in addition to the 50 acres of open space owned by the Condominium. The County MAY lease it to the Condominium Association for member use or the County will maintain for public use.
Can I build an accessory building?
Yes. Current zoning (R-1) provides for buildings up to 2050 sq. ft. Larger buildings can be constructed as a discretionary approval by Red Deer County.
We are applying for a blanket relaxation of all lots allowing for accessory buildings to be allowed up to 3000 square feet.
Who runs the Condominium Association?
There is an elected Board based on the Condominium bylaws.