The Evergreen Residents Association (ERA) was established by Genstar Development Company to assume ownership and responsibility of entrance features and feature parks within the community. All owners within Genstar's Evergreen Subdivision (as shown in the map below) are mandatory members of the ERA as per an encumbrance on each property registered with land titles.
An encumbrance exists on all residential and multi-family parcels within the ERA boundary which outlines the annual payment required for the purpose of maintaining the entrance features and feature parks. A sample copy of the encumbrance can be downloaded here.
On September 1, 2011, the Genstar Development Company officially handed over control of the ERA to the residents of Evergreen. The ERA now owns and maintains the 17 community entrance features and feature park sites, originally constructed by Genstar in the development of Evergreen. At the Annual General Meeting, a new Board of Directors was elected, comprising of seven residents of Genstar's Evergreen and Evergreen Estates communities.
The ERA is a separate entity from both the Calgary Evergreen Community Association (CECA) and the Shawnee-Evergreen Community Association (SECA). While the two community associations play a significant role in the provision of services and advocacy towards the City of Calgary on behalf of the greater community, the ERA was established solely to maintain the community entrance features and feature parks which are not owned by the City.