All About Fees

The NBRA has great compassion and understanding regarding the pressure that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on many families living within the community.  If you are experiencing financial difficulty during these difficult times, please contact the General Manager by calling 403-781-6608 to make special arrangements for the payment of your 2021/22 Annual NBRA Fees.  A payment plan will be tailored to work within your specific circumstances.  Those residents who make special payment plans, will not incur additional late payment charges, so long as the agreement is fulfilled.  The NBRA is here to help make this process as easy as possible for everyone, so please do not hesitate to reach out.

Residents of New Brighton are reminded that annual New Brighton Residents Association Fees are due as of April 1, 2021.  In these difficult economic times, the NBRA Board of Directors has developed a reasonable budget to reduce operating expenses where possible, while still providing high quality service to all New Brighton residents.  An increase will not be applied to annual fees for the 2021/2022 fiscal year.  It is also noteworthy that, although NBRA annual fees are due the first day of the fiscal year, which is April 1, 2021; residents have a 30 day grace period to settle their account.  Accounts paid on or after May 1, 2021 are subject to interest charges of prime plus 5% per annum and other charges related to the collection of these fees.   

As a property owner in the Community of New Brighton you are a member of the New Brighton Residents Association (NBRA).  Benefits of your membership support facilities like the New Brighton Clubhouse, which is enjoyed by New Brighton residents throughout the year during facility rentals, programming, and special events.  Membership also permits the use of the NBRA Park amenities, which include: a hockey rink/basketball courts, a splash park/pleasure skating rink, tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, and a playground structure.  If you have yet to visit, the NBRA team encourages you to take advantage of using this multi-functional facility located in your backyard!  Other benefits of membership include discounted programming for all ages and interests, participation in special events, access to the New Brighton Connect website, and enhanced community maintenance in designated areas. The Association also owns and maintains the Bell Tower amenity, pond fountains, and decorative entry features. 

The NBRA is a not-for-profit organization that manages assets owned by the Association, for the benefit of New Brighton residents. An encumbrance is registered on all property titles in New Brighton in favour of your Association to ensure annual payments are provided in accordance with the Articles of Association. Membership is mandatory and applies to each and every property owner in New Brighton.

Please click HERE to view the 2021/2022 budget.  To offer further clarification on 2021/2022 Budget, please view the image below.

2021/2022 NBRA Fees - Due April 1, 2021

Single Family Homes: $329 + GST = $345.45*

Multi-Family Homes: $246.75 + GST = $259.09*

*No increase from the 2020/21 Annual Fee amount.

Methods of Payment (Starting March 1, 2021)

While the Clubhouse is mandated closed:

1.  E-transfer - Please send an e-transfer to rentals@nbra.ca with your full name and the New Brighton property address, included in the message portion.
2.  Cheque - Mailed to 2 New Brighton Dr, Se Calgary Alberta T2Z 4B2, or dropped off to the lockbox located at the New Brighton Clubhouse gate.  Please make sure that all cheques clearly indicate your full name and property address.  Please make your cheque payable to the New Brighton Residents Association (not NBRA). There will be a $50.00 charge on all returned cheques due to insufficient funds.
3.  Credit Card - The NBRA can process a Visa/Mastercard over the phone at no additional charge, by calling 403-781-6613, X: 1, Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) and Saturday/Sunday (10am-3pm).

Upon re-opening the Clubhouse: 
 
The NBRA Clubhouse will re-open its doors once Covid-19 Government restrictions permit.  Please check the NBRA website:  www.newbrighton-connect.com or The New Brighton Clubhouse Facebook page to verify, prior to arrival.  In addition to the methods listed above, the following payment methods will be available once the NBRA is permitted to re-open the facility:
1.  Cheque, Debit, and/or Credit Card - at the NBRA Clubhouse, 9am-9pm Monday to Sunday
2.  Cash -‚Äč9am-5pm Monday to Sunday
 
Online Payment Option:

Commencing March 1, 2021, residents can pay their NBRA annual fees online at:  www.newbrighton-connect.com by clicking on ‘Pay Your Fees’ at the bottom of the homepage.  Due to the additional fees occurred by Visa/MC for this payment method, a $5 convenience charge is automatically applied to your online account.  Please take special note that this charge is paid directly to the credit card provider, and is not additional revenue for the NBRA.  If you have any questions or need to provide an email address to set up your online account, please complete the simple 30-second form found on www.newbrighton-connect.com (click the forms tab located at bottom of the homepage, and select the “Update Email Address” tab) or call 403-781-6613 Ext: 1. Please do not create your own account online, as this will automatically set your account up as a "non-resident" and you will not be able to pay your fees.  Follow the steps provided in the video on the website and Facebook page to pay your account balance. 

It is each homeowner’s responsibility to ensure that payments are received by the New Brighton Residents Association, in full, by the due dates.  Late payment charges will be applied to each account in arrears until full payment is received.  To view the NBRA Collection Procedures please click HERE. All further questions regarding annual fee payment can be directed to the General Manager at 403-781-6608.

NBRA Reserve Fund

A Reserve Fund Study provides an inventory and 25-year estimated future replacement/repair costs for all property owned, managed, or otherwise the responsibility of an organization. Typically, the reserve fund is used for items that do not occur annually, as these be would be considered operating expenses. The replacement schedule in combination with the estimated costs is then used to recommend annual contribution levels to a reserve fund to cover future expenses. In June 2014, Clear Path Engineering was contracted to complete an extensive Reserve Fund Study to assist the NBRA in developing an effective plan to establish a reserve fund. Commencing the 2014/2015 fiscal year, the NBRA contributed the majority of their net cash surplus to establish a reserve fund. A second Reserve Fund Study was completed in February 2020, with the following recommended funding plan for the NBRA:

Fiscal Year Suggested Contribution
2021/2022 $100,000
2022/2023 $105,000
2023/2024 $110,250
2024/2025 $115,763