Q: How do I find more information about the lot prices?
A: The building lots in Oak Bluff West are marketed through participating builders listed on the website . You can contact any one of the builders for information on lot sizes, lot prices, and availability.

Q: How much are property taxes?
A: Property taxes are based on a realty assessment as estimated by the RM of Macdonald. It is based on their estimate of the general market value of your home as of the last general assessment. A mill rate is applied to the assessment and taxes are determined. For more information, please contact the RM of Macdonald  

Q: Can individuals build their own homes?
A: All home builders in Oak Bluff West must be members of either the New Home Warranty Program or the National Home Warranty Program, and must be certified by the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba. Qualico Communities ensures a good choice of builders for Oak Bluff West.  Each builder is well versed in the architectural guidelines for Oak Bluff West, and would be happy to discuss them with you.

Q: Is there a school nearby?
A: Yes. Oak Bluff Community School is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school. Click here for more information on local amenities.

Q: Is there a community centre nearby?
A: Yes. The Oak Bluff Recreation Center offers indoor ice, a nursery school, seniors’ club, and more. The town also has other parks and recreation facilities. Click here for more information on parks & recreation. 

Q: What do I need to know before putting up a fence?
A: The RM of Macdonald bylaws state that hedges and fences may not exceed 6’ in side and backyards and may not exceed 3 ½’ in front yards. If you want to build a fence or plant a hedge, please contact the RM directly to ensure you understand the rules: www.rmofmacdonald.com.  Fences must be consistent with the architectural designs of Oak Bluff West

Q: I just moved into a house that has developer-installed fencing, what do I need to know?
A: Qualico Communities installs a variety of fencing styles on properties within the community.  The installation of developer fencing along major streets and areas open to public view ensures a uniform appearance for residents and visitors as they travel through the community.

When developer fencing is installed on a lot, a Building/Development Scheme Agreement is registered against that property which stipulates the manner in which a homeowner must maintain the developer fence on their property. To find out more information on what is included in this Agreement and whether or not you have a developer fence on your property contact us at info@oakbluffwest.ca

Q: Is there garbage pickup in Oak Bluff West?
A: Garbage pick up is available through three private contractors in Oak Bluff. Visit the Municipal Services section of the RM's website for more information.

Q: Is there recycling pickup in Oak Bluff West? 
A: Yes. The RM of Macdonald provides recycling pickup. New residents are asked to contact the RM to arrange delivery of their new recycling cart. Please visit www.rmofmacdonald.com for more information.

Q: Where do I get my mail in Oak Bluff West?
A: Canada Post delivers residential mail to superboxes in Oak Bluff West. Contact Canada Post for more information about getting your superbox key www.canadapost.ca. Canada Post also operates an outlet in the Oak Bluff Esso station. 

Q: Will I get a tree in my yard?
A: As part of the municipal subdivision agreement with the RM of Macdonald, every property in Oak Bluff West is scheduled to receive a deciduous tree. The trees are to be located approximate on residents’ private properties and are chosen from local, hardy varieties.

Before a tree is planted, homeowners are contacted by a landscape architect. If for any reason you do not wish to receive a tree, you may advise the landscape architect at that time. Tree plantings take place in the early spring or late fall only.

Q: Who takes care of my tree? 
A: As the developer, Qualico Communities is responsible for planting and maintaining the tree for the first year after it is planted. After that, it becomes the homeowner’s responsibility. Information on how to maintain your tree can be found here: How To Care For Your Tree