Hamptons Update – Applicant Wishes To Withdraw Development Permit

We would like to inform you that the Applicant has asked the City of Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board to withdraw their development permit application and to surrender their development permit.

http://calgarysdab.ca/pdf/2017-0088/2017-0088%20Additional%20Submission.PDF[calgarysdab.ca]

As you are aware, reconfiguration work of the golf course has already begun on some of the holes on the front nine of the course. Bennett Jones LLP is investigating and we will continue to keep you abreast of further developments regarding this matter. Respectfully The Hamptons Residents For Responsible Development

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Thank You

It’s the morning after and we now know the results of the 2017 Municipal Election.

We would like to thank Jennifer Wyness for taking on the challenge of running in Ward 2, the volunteers who worked endless hours and walked endless miles and to those from our community who supported Jennifer and who have supported our group from day one.

Joe has been re-elected and we hope that he realizes the challenges that face him in the upcoming months/years.

Our lawyers at Bennett Jones LLP requested the City issue a “stop order” for current stripping, grading and tree removal work on holes 6 through 8. The City indicated no permit is required. Bennett Jones is following up to ensure that this is accurate.

Our lawyers have also appealed the development permit approval for Cells A and B. A preliminary meeting before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is set for Thursday, November 2nd. At that time, the Board will set a future date where the merits of the appeal will be heard.

We will keep you informed as more details become available.

Respectfully

The Hamptons Residents For Responsible Development

Ward 2 Issues

Election Day is drawing near … take time to read the following article in order to help you make a very important decision, a decision that will not only impact the next 4 years in Calgary, but also for many years to come.

As you read the article, please be made aware of the following:

Christopher Maitland – Chris was an Executive Assistant to Incumbent Joe Magliocca in Joe’s first year of office.

George Georgeou – George is a licensed realtor and a construction professional.

http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/lack-of-services-transit-key-issues-in-ward-2/amp

 

http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/lack-of-services-transit-key-issues-in-ward-2/amp

Hamptons Golf Course Reconfiguration Construction Commences

Today many of you likely witnessed or heard heavy construction machines grading and removing trees from the 7th hole of The Hamptons Golf Course.

This is just the beginning of what Ward 2 City Councillor, Joe Magliocca, described in The Calgary Sun as “a great project.”

As many residents have voiced in City Open Houses, surveys and through votes at HOA meetings, the community is opposed to this activity and the re-designation of parts of our community previously designated as “Special Recreational.”

In the public hearing at City Hall on April 10, 2017, despite numerous residents asking for reconsideration or alternatives, the City Councillor who represents The Hamptons, Joe Magliocca, made a motion to Council that the development proposed by Hamptons Golf Course owner, Windmill Golf, be accepted. As Councillor Magliocca addressed City Council and gave reasons why he supported the redevelopment, he said “it adds a lot of value to The Hamptons area.” The motion was then passed, forever changing the designation of some areas of the golf course from Recreational to Residential. If all approvals are granted, Windmill Golf can proceed with building residential areas in some areas of the golf course, reconfiguring the community’s storm water management system, adding traffic to our roads and increasing pressure on our school and recreational amenities.

Yesterday the following information was sent to Members of The Hamptons Golf Club via e-mail:

“We are happy to announce that initial clearing, rough grading and construction for the redesign will begin this week, and will continue through the fall as long as conditions permit. Most of the work will be done around the 6th, 7th and 8th holes and there will be very little, if any, disruption of play. Do expect however, a number of vehicles, construction workers and some noise during your final few rounds at the club. We are extremely happy to have a top notch contractor and a respected shaper to help us bring these exciting course changes to fruition.”

The Calgary Municipal Election is Monday, October 16thYOU HAVE A VOICE and a choice for who represents The Hamptons at City Hall going forward. Exercise your choice and VOTE on October 16th. Advance voting is now available if you are unable to vote on October 16th.

Respectfully

The Hamptons Residents For Responsible Development

 

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Do you want change at City Council?

A Town Hall was held with Ward 2 City Council candidate Jennifer Wyness on September 27th and was very well received. Jennifer introduced herself and her positions related to The Hamptons residents and fielded questions from the audience.

Candidate Trina Hurdman, from the Calgary Board of Education was in attendance and also introduced herself and gave her positions on school related items.

Incumbent Joe Magliocca was asked to attend the Town Hall but declined.

With the election only 2 weeks away, Jennifer is extremely busy door knocking and listening to your concerns.

The most important thing you can do if you truly want change in Calgary, is to VOTE on Monday, October 16th. Advance voting is also available if you are unable to vote on October 16th.

LAWN SIGNS
Visit … jenniferwyness.com
Email … wynessjennie@gmail.com

Respectfully

The Hamptons Residents For Responsible Development

TONIGHT: Town Hall with Ward 2 Candidate Jennifer Wyness

TONIGHT!

Wednesday, September 27th

Foothills Alliance Church
333 Edgepark Blvd NW

Registration 6:30 pm
Town Hall 7:00 pm

You will have the opportunity to ask Jennifer questions not only about what concerns you have in your community, but about concerns you have for the city in general.

It is very important for Calgary and our democracy that people are informed, engaged and vote in the upcoming Municipal Election on Monday, October 16th.

Plan to attend and meet Jennifer!

Town Hall With Ward 2 Candidate for City Council Jennifer Wyness

Wednesday, September 27th

Foothills Alliance Church
333 Edgepark Blvd NW

Registration 6:30 pm
Town Hall 7:00 pm

You will have the opportunity to ask Jennifer questions not only about what concerns you have in your community, but about concerns you have for the city in general.

It is very important for Calgary and our democracy that people are informed, engaged and vote in the upcoming Municipal Election on Monday, October 16th.

Plan to attend and meet Jennifer!

Visit …

jenniferwyness.com

https://www.facebook.com/jenniferwynessward2/

 

 

Golf hole at The Hamptons shortened due to homeowner-filed injunction

Golf hole at The Hamptons shortened due to homeowner-filed injunction

WATCH: A judge has sided with a Calgary homeowner who says too many golf balls land on her property, and her kids aren’t safe to play outside. As Kevin Smith reports, The Hamptons golf club has had to alter one of its holes as it endures the appeal process.

A unique situation has developed at The Hamptons Golf Club in Calgary, after a homeowner says her kids aren’t safe to play outside with the amount of golf balls that land on her property.

A judge has ruled an injunction in her favour that has forced the golf club to move the tee boxes up 200 yards on the 10th hole, to eliminate the chance of balls landing on her property.

Homeowner Jiamei Liu says she knew when she bought the property that golf balls could land in her yard, but she says the amount landing on her property has been excessive.

“Time-to-time doesn’t mean 150 to 200 balls per golf season. My two neighbours confirm three to five balls per year which is a huge difference.”

John Chen lives next door to Jiamei, and confirms only three balls have hit house in eight years — an amount he says he’s comfortable with.

“I still think the chances are low, and we did not pay for any of the damage since we moved in.”

Gord Courage is the director of golf at The Hamptons, and has been in the golf industry for 30 years. He says this situation could have wide ramifications for all golf course communities.

“All over the world, and certainly all over Calgary, there’s golf courses that have houses nearby, so something like this could drastically change the golf industry and certainly changes our golf course,” Courage said.

Members at the private golf club say the changes to the 10th hole affects the integrity and enjoyment of the course.  can’t relate to the homeowners position.

“If you don’t know that there will be golf balls flying around your house and you choose to live on a golf course, I have have zero pity for that person,” member Murray Patterson said.

“One-hundred per cent their choice. I feel sorry for them, but at the same time they knew what they were getting into.”

Member Peter Grime says there’s an accepted cost to the benefits to living on a golf course.

“It shouldn’t happen all that often, but that’s part of being on a golf course. You get the unrestricted views and everything else, perhaps there’s a cost to it,” Grime said.

As for a middle ground solution, protective netting isn’t an option: the homeowner does not want the netting for home value and aesthetic reasons, while the course has a restrictive covenant against putting up nets.

The Hamptons Golf Club is considering planting bigger trees by the row of houses to adjust the golfers aim off the tee box.

The golf course has appealed the injunction, which will be ruled on in September, until then the hole will remain as a shorter par 4.

Our Councilors Did Not Listen

It is about time someone said no to a development that residents do not want.


The Councilors in Canmore listened, were informed and said no!

It is unfortunate that our City Councilors did not listen to the residents of Highland Park, Harvest Hills or The Hamptons. Instead, they listened to the developer.

It is critical that everyone votes on Monday, October 16th in order to obtain the change that is needed at City Hall.

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/contentious-canmore-proposal-defeated-developers-are-not-done-yet

Respectfully

THE HAMPTONS RESIDENTS FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

Developers’ cash seems greener than fairways

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Re: Another golf course redevelopment gets green light at council — this time it’s the Hamptons, April 12

City council has scored another “hat-trick” by rezoning three golf courses to allow for residential development. I feel sorry for residents of Harvest Hills, Highland Park, and the Hamptons. They presented well-reasoned pleas and numerous petitions focused on preservation of urban green space, which is in short supply across the city.

Council’s ongoing focus on “urban densification” without any honest regard to how it affects surrounding neighbourhoods is reflective of a city council that has become increasingly out of touch with their electorate’s wishes. Councillors, lets not to bother with future community open houses on new rezoning applications — we know that any input received will be ignored or brushed away with condescending platitudes.

Rezoning of our green space to accommodate developers and increase the city’s tax base appears to be council’s new mantra!

Robert Dixon, Calgary