On behalf of the Rosenthal Home Owners Association (RHOA) and the Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your family to Rosenthal and are confident that you will enjoy this unique community for many years! 

 

To ensure the community is maintained to a high standard Melcor as required by the City of Edmonton, established a Homeowners Association in the Rosenthal Community. 

The Rosenthal Home Owners Association (RHOA) is a not-for–profit organization which manages and maintains assets owned by the Association for the benefit of Rosenthal residents. 

As a property owner in the Community of Rosenthal, you are a member of The Rosenthal Home Owners Association (RHOA).  

 

Homeowners quite often have questions about their community. Listed below are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the Rosenthal Home Owners Association (RHOA).

As part of the Rosenthal area development plan, Melcor designed in features to enhance the visual appearance of the community.  These features are denoted in the HOA obligations map HERE these features are not maintained by the City of Edmonton, beyond basic grass maintenance.  As part of the development permit approval process, the City required an HOA to be put in place to maintain these features.  An encumbrance is registered at land titles on each property within Rosenthal. 

The HOA maintains soft landscaping at the applicable sites shown in the obligations map.  This includes planting & maintenance of annual flower beds, weekly weeding, pruning of shrubs, fertilizing, and watering. 

None.  The City of Edmonton does not maintain any hardscape features denoted in the obligations map. 

The HOA performs regular inspections and performs maintenance when required of all stonework & wood components, signage, iron fencing, and non-street lighting at the sites denoted on the HOA obligations map.

A boulevard is the portion of City property between the curb or road’s edge and the adjacent front property line. Boulevards may also border sidewalks, multi-use trails and alleys. Residents are responsible to care for the boulevard, alley and driveway crossing adjacent to their property line.

This means, as a homeowner, you are now responsible for the maintenance of the boulevard landscaping in front of your home to the curb, and if you are a corner lot, the flankage boulevard along the side of your property to the curb.  Maintenance includes mowing, watering, fertilizing, weed control and replacement, should the grass die. During the winter months, you are responsible for the snow removal from the sidewalk in front of your home and, if on a corner lot, the flankage sidewalk.

Refer to the applicable year’s budget in your HOA Annual Fee Letter for budgeted dollar amounts.  For 2020, the following breakdown per homeowner is applicable based on $100/property fee.

Approximately $65 of the fee is budgeted for maintenance, utilities & reserve funds.

  • Seasonal soft landscaping
  • Utilities (power)
  • Repairs to fencing
  • Repairs to lighting

Approximately $31 is budgeted for administration, legal and government requirements of the HOA.

  • Management of the HOA (coordination of contractors, communication with residents, etc…)
  • Accounting & audit
  • Legal fees
  • Land titles inquiries
  • Print & mailing fees
  • Insurance
  • AGM 
  • Website

Approximately $4 is budgeted for annual events.

The HOA does not perform weeding of any common green spaces outside of the flowerbeds.  Please contact the City of Edmonton at 311 with concerns regarding weeds.

Yes. All residents and property owners have their title encumbered with the Rosenthal Encumbrance Annual Rent Charge. Membership in the Association is automatic and mandatory with the purchase of a home in Rosenthal and applies to each and every property owner in Rosenthal. 

The payment of dues, which is secured by an Annual Rent Encumbrance registered on the title to each member’s lot. If you reside in a condominium, these annual fees are in addition to your monthly condominium fees. The fiscal year runs from January 1st to December 31st. Fee reminders from the Home Owners Association will be mailed annually and fees are due as of January 1st. Your lawyer should have reviewed this with you at the time of closing. Fees for 2020 have been set at $100

Residents benefit by having certain amenities and assets in their community scheduled for enhanced maintenance of Entry feature, parks and boulevards which will serve to set Rosenthal apart from other communities that do not have the ability maintain open space to a higher standard. 

The Rosenthal HOA, including the features and amenities, is governed by the Societies Act and bylaws. The current Board is comprised of three (3) Melcor Directors that retain the Officer positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) and four (4) Resident Directors. The association is currently managed by Melcor under a management agreement.