May 15, 2024

Transition is complete to TownSq

Victor Gardens News is no longer an active website or blog.  This community's conversations have moved to TownSq , Associa MN's online portal and official source of Victor Gardens information.  Victor Gardens residents may log into their TownSq accounts via this link:

October 12, 2023

Sprinkler Winterization Schedule

Before we arrive please have the water supply off to irrigation, access to the controller and payment of $60.00 cash or check to Shawn Herman.

If you would like to get on the list or have questions contact Shawn directly: 763-780-7231

Sat, Oct. 14th
9:00 AM
4354 Victor Hugo Blvd
4368 Victor Hugo Blvd
14382 Poets Green
14348 Poets Green

9:30 AM – 11:00AM
14322 Garden Way
14274 Garden Way
14262 Garden Way
14252 Garden Way
14246 Garden Way
14222 Garden Way
14206 Garden Way
14176 Garden Way

11:00 – 12:30
14160 Jardin
14152 Jardin
14148 Jardin
14096 Jardin Ave.
14105 Jardin Ave
14143 Jardin Ave

12:30 – 2:00
4377 Garden Way
4391 Garden Way
14181 Arbre Lane
14203 Arbre Lane
14251 Arbre Lane
4344 Arbre Lane

2:00 – 2:30
14303 Garden Way
14325 Garden Way
14341 Garden Way

2:30 – 3:00
14344 Cossette
14326 Cosette Way
14318 Cosette Way

3:00 – 5:00
14292 Cosette Lane
14258 Grantaire
14266 Grantaire
4540 Val Jean
4503 Cosette Lane
4429 Cosette Lane
4448 Cosette Lane
4464 Cosette Lane
14319 Victor Hugo Blvd.
14327 Victor Hugo Blvd.

Sunday Oct. 15th
12:00 PM
14405 Everton
14425 Everton

4682 Provence Way
4672 Provence Way
4664 Provence Way
4667 Provence Way

4662 Val Jean
4550 Val Jean

September 14, 2023

Sprinkler Winterization

Shawn Herman of Classic Landscape has provided sprinker winterization for the neighborhood for a number of years. The group price is valid Saturday Oct 14th and Sunday Oct. 15th

The group price for this year is $60.00 cash or check made out to Shawn Herman due at time of service.


Route: As in years past on Saturday we will start on Poets Green, move south on Garden Way, down around Jardin and back up to Arbre, Garden Way north around to the Cossette area with Provence /Everton area usually on Sunday afternoon.  Timing depends on demand.


To schedule please contact Shawn directly:


June 2, 2023

Join Us on TownSq: Upgrading Victor Gardens News Blog for a Better Community Experience!

Hello, neighbors!

Sixteen years ago, I started this Victor Gardens News Blog with the help of many incredible people who have been a part of the journey. I want to express my gratitude to each and every one of you. It's been quite a ride, but now it's time to take our neighborhood into the modern age. If you haven’t already done so, please say hello to TownSq—the awesome new app that will improve the way we connect, share information, and seamlessly handle our HOA dues.

Change is Good, Folks!
As technology keeps advancing, it's important for us to keep up. Our Victor Gardens News Blog has served us well, but it's time for an upgrade. With TownSq, we'll have a cutting-edge platform that combines all the features we expect while introducing exciting new ways to engage with our community.

Seamless Integration, One-Stop Shop!
The best part about TownSq? It brings everything together in one place. No more hopping between different websites and apps. Soon, you will be able to access all the important neighborhood information, download Architectural & Landscape Change Applications, view your association’s governing documents, chat with fellow residents, stay in the loop about community events, and even pay your HOA dues—all within the TownSq app.

Building a Stronger Community, Together!
Building a sense of community has always been our top priority in Victor Gardens, and TownSq takes it to a whole new level. With its social features, we can connect, share ideas, and organize events like never before. Whether you're planning a block party, starting a book club, or coming together for some good ol' volunteer work, TownSq makes it easier than ever to bring us all closer and strengthen the bonds that make our neighborhood special.

Reintroducing Associa Minnesota and Our Community Manager, Nicole Miller!
To ensure a smooth transition, we've partnered with Associa Minnesota, a renowned management company that knows their stuff. They'll help us seamlessly move the best of Victor Gardens News over to the TownSq platform, ensuring a hassle-free experience for everyone. And let's not forget about our helpful Community Manager, Nicole Miller! With her wealth of experience and passion for building vibrant communities, she'll be there to lend a hand, assist you in setting up your TownSq account if needed, and guide us through this transition.

Retiring the Website—Let's Make the Move!
Now, here's the big news. In a few months, I'll be retiring the Victor Gardens News Blog along with all its features. It's time to embrace the future. If there are any items on the website that you find particularly helpful, please let me know, and I’ll ensure they are transitioned to the new TownSq platform.

Questions? Concerns? Let's Chat!
I understand that change can sometimes raise questions or concerns. As part of this transition, my old email address will soon be deactivated along with the Victor Gardens News blog website. But don't worry! If you have any comments, concerns, or suggestions about the full transition to TownSq, please feel free to reach out to me at my new email address, I'm here to address concerns and ensure that we make this transition as smooth as possible for everyone.

Join Us on TownSq Today!
So, let's make this happen, neighbors! If you already have an account, you don’t need to sign up again. If you haven't already registered for a TownSq account, please follow these steps:
  1. Start here:
  2. Register your account by clicking the “Need to register?” link at the bottom of the page. If you have already registered, simply login. 
  3. Link your account number to see information on your Association including your account balance. You will need your new account number for this. If you do not yet know your new system account number, please reach out to customer service for assistance. or 763-746-1188 
Homeowners having a challenge logging into the phone app may need to complete the log in on a desktop first. Once the log in is complete, you will be able to also log into the phone app. 

Adding multiple users (a spouse or tenant for example):
  1. The owner will click on their profile in the upper right-hand corner . 
  2. Next, the owner will click on "Occupants" 
  3. Click on "Create Occupant" 
  4. Once in the "Residents/Create Occupant" screen, the owner must choose to either create a Family Member or Tenant.
  5. Once the owner chooses either Family Member or Tenant, they must then complete all of the required information and click "Create Occupant" 
  6. Once the Tenant or Family Member signs on and registers, they will appear in the Residents tab and be listed with no units. 
Let's come together, build an even more vibrant community, and make Victor Gardens the best place to live.

May 22, 2023

Pool opens Friday

Victor Gardens Pool opening day, 1925 
Have fun.

Play nice.

Leave alcohol beer and glass bottles at home.

Cameras and recording equipment are present.

Don't open the door for others. (If someone causes trouble and you were the one who let them in, you’ll lose your pool privileges.)

Everyone within Victor Gardens that is in good account standing will have access to the pool.

Homeowners found in violation of the pool rules may have their key privileges revoked.

The pool key fob is black. Lost, stolen, or misplaced key fobs must be reported to management. Replacement keys are $40. All Key fob and facility access questions should be directed to Victor Gardens Community Association's Management Company, Associa Minnesota. Customer Service: 763-746-1188.

To report unauthorized pool access, dangerous situations or vandalism, contact the Washington County Sheriff.Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: Dial (651) 439-9381

  2. The swimming pool and water park are for the exclusive use of the members of Victor Gardens Community Association and their guests. The maximum number of guests per household is four. 
  3. The Victor Gardens Community Association, its officers, directors and agents assume no responsibility for injuries. 
  4. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
  5. People who cannot swim must wear lifejackets while in the pool. 
  6. Diving, running, wrestling, horseplay and throwing objects are absolutely prohibited.
  7. Showers are required before entering the pool. 
  8. Persons who have infections or communicable diseases must not enter the pool. 
  9. Infants and toddlers who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers. 
  10. Smoking is not allowed in or around the pool area along with the Activity Center. 
  11. No Food or Glass bottles are allowed in the pool area. 
  12. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the pool area. 
  13. Drunkenness is not allowed and any intoxicated individuals will be asked to leave the pool area. 
  14. In order to keep the pool area pleasant for everyone, radios, tape players, CD players and other audio devices must be played only with earphones. Loudspeakers are prohibited. 
  15. Pets are not allowed in the pool area. 
  16. Pool hours are 6:00 am to 10:00 am for lap swim and 10:00 am to 9:00 pm for open swim. (during pool season) 
  17. All pool toys must be removed from the pool each night, toys left in the pool will damage the pool’s mechanical system. (No Inflatable floatation devices are allowed in the pool except water wings, life jackets or infant/small children flotation seats.) 
  18. All access to the pool area must be through the Activity Center. The gate is to be used for emergency purposes only. 
  19. Spitting, spouting water from the mouth, and blowing noses in the pool are prohibited. 
  20. The Victor Gardens Community Association Board of Directors reserves the right to revoke anyone’s pool privileges for not following these pool rules. 
  21. The Victor Gardens Community Association Board of Directors may amend these pool rules at any time, without notice. You can contact Associa Minnesota for the most current and up-to-date rules. 
These rules were adopted by the Victor Gardens Community Association Board of Directors

October 13, 2022

Sprinkler Winterization Schedule

Posted below is the tentative schedule for the sprinkler winterization. $60 Cash or Check (Shawn Herman) is payable at time of service. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the schedule please contact Shawn directly: 763-780-7231 or


Saturday, Oct. 15th
9:00 AM
Downey - 4354 Victor Hugo Blvd
Doble - 4368 Victor Hugo Blvd

9:30 AM
Becher - 14382 Poets Green
Primeau - 14348 Poets Green

10:00 AM – 11:30AM
14322 Garden Way
Schwab - 14262 Garden Way
Schliess - 14252 Garden Way
Bridgeman -14222 Garden Way
Anderson - 14206 Garden Way
Peltier -14176 Garden Way

11:30 – 1:00
Johnson - 14160 Jardin
Norr/Privette - 14152 Jardin
Thalhuber -14148 Jardin
Weir -14142 Jardin
Groneberg - 14096 Jardin Ave.
14143 Jardin Ave

1:00 – 2:00
Bosch - 4377 Garden Way
Mittleburn - 4391 Garden Way
Stein - 14181 Arbre Lane
White - 14203 Arbre Lane
Mader - 14251 Arbre Lane
Gloege - 4344 Arbre Lane

2:00 – 2:30
Carlson - 14303 Garden Way
Holly - 14325 Garden Way
Langhoff - 14341 Garden Way

2:30 – 3:00
Coleman - 14326 Cosette Way
Berger - 14318 Cosette Way
Chris - 4513 Garden Way

3:00 – 3:30
14256 Cossette Lane
Kluska - 14292 Cosette Lane

3:30 – 4:00
Lemon - 14258 Grantaire
Ferderer - 14266 Grantaire
Chatwin - 4540 Val Jean

4:00 – 5:00
Burr - 4503 Cosette Lane
Anderson - 4429 Cosette Lane
Carlson - 4448 Cosette Lane
Larson - 4464 Cosette Lane
Shaline - 14327 Victor Hugo Blvd.

Sunday Oct. 16 th
12:00 PM
Stanek - 4685 Val Jean
Buetow - 4704 Provence Way
Tammy - 4682 Provence Way
Nelson - 4672 Provence Way
Farrell - 4664 Provence Way
Carroll - 4648 Provence Way
Halverson – Boyd - 4667 Provence Way
Wright - 14444 Everton
Houchins - 4662 Val Jean

October 2, 2022

Lawn Core Aeration - VG Discount

Jeff Ambrose has offered his aeration services to Victor Gardens residents for many years. He does a very professional job. Jeff is offering a Victor Gardens discount rate of $40/per small lawn and $50/per large lawn. That's less than what most others charge for this service. For do-it-yourselfers, this is a pretty good deal considering the cost of renting the machine, time and effort involved, plus the cost of gas. Jeff's done a great job on our lawn over the years, and I would recommend his services to anyone.

Call Jeff Ambrose directly at (651) 274-1535. He's currently coordinating a schedule of Victor Gardens appointments.

If you're unfamiliar with core aeration, the U of M Extension Service describes it pretty well, "Core aeration is the best method of dealing with the problem of compaction in the lawn. Aeration promotes moisture and air penetration into soils, resulting in deeper and healthier root systems on the grass plants. ... The best time of year to aerate the lawn is late August to early October. Aeration can be done in the spring but will lead to additional weed seeds being brought to the surface where they may germinate. In fall, weed seeds will also be brought to the surface, but they will not sprout."

September 15, 2022

Sprinkler Winterization

Fall is here and it's time to winterize your irrigation system. Shawn Herman with Classic Lawnscape has been offering our neighborhood a group rate for several years. After 10 years he had to raise prices this year to $60/ lawn (cash or check to Shawn Herman). This group rate is available the weekend of Oct 15 and 16 only. Other times can be scheduled but regular season rates apply.

Tentative route based on numbers from previous years:
Sat morning Poets Green south along Garden way, around Jardin and back up to Arbre. Garden way north around Cossette to finish out Saturday. Valjean, Everton and Provence are typically Sunday afternoon.

Please contact Shawn directly with questions or to sign-up.
Shawn Herman
Classic Lawnscape
Call/ text 612-366-6088

September 13, 2022

Single Family Village HOA meeting minutes posted to TownSq

Board of Directors meeting minutes for the Victor Gardens Single Family Village HOA have been posted to TownSq.  Minutes for Aug. 2021 and Aug. 2022 meeting are now available. TownSq is the official portal where owners can manage their account, pay dues, etc.

September 9, 2022

Fountain restarted. Community Manager resigned.

Jardin Fountain restarted: A recent collaborative repair effort between two of Victor Gardens' contractors, Go Get Fred and Brightview resulted in the restarting of the Jardin Fountain. We'll need to keep an eye out for leaks and water levels before it's time to winterize the fountain.  It'll be a very short season, but it's our hope and plan to restart this important community amenity back up again in spring 2023.  Refreshing the surrounding landscaping will be scheduled next year, after it's clear that the repairs are working.

VG's new Community Manager resigned. Despite a good start and positive progress as Victor Gardens Community Manager, Asher Staton has resigned from Associa. Colleen Brown and Anna Dunn will be supporting Victor Gardens in the interim as they strategically plan the next move for Victor Gardens.

August 16, 2022

Single Family Village Board Meeting Agenda

Board of Director's Meeting
Victor Gardens Single Family Village Homeowners Association

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30pm
VG Neighborhood Activity Center 

  1. Owner's Forum: Residents are encouraged to ask questions and voice concerns.
  2. Review of previous meeting's minutes
  3. Financial Report: Information provided by Associa
  4. Old Business:
    1. Jardin Fountain area
      1. Status of the non-working fountain
      2. Deferred landscaping improvements

    2. Covenant and Rule Violations discussion
      1. Violation Reporting Form status - none reported so far
  5. Committee Reports:
    1. VG Single Family Village's Architectural Review Committee: 
      1. Appeal of denied chimney proposal
      2. status report
    2. VG Master Assn. Social Activities Committee
      1. status report
    3. VG Master Assn. Architectural Review Committee
      1. status report 
  6. New Business:
    1. Community Manager transition
    2. Landscape maintenance contractor transition from Birch to Brightview.
    3. Board designates a 3rd SF representative to VG's Master Board.
  7. Schedule next meeting
  8. Adjournment

August 5, 2022

Welcome Asher Staton, VG’s new Community Manager

Over the last few weeks, Asher Staton has moved into his new role as Victor Gardens’s Community Manager. He’s supported by a talented team at Associa Minnesota, our Victor Gardens management company. Asher’s many responsibilities include working with our various boards of directors, our architectural review committee, home builders, city officials, vendors, contractors, and homeowners. 

We appreciate our former Community Manager, Phillip McDougle, for his years of service to our neighborhood. We wish Phillip well as he moves on to his career’s next chapter. 

TownSq is Victor Gardens’ official website, managed by Associa. Owners receive important official info, reserve meeting room space, and pay dues on Associa’s TownSq website. Complete your TownSq profile for access to these features. 

Victor Gardens News and its Facebook page includes a lot of valuable and historic information. This site and Facebook is hosted and maintained by long-time VG residents. 

If you have any questions, contact Asher and Associa’s customer service team: or (763) 746-1188.

Asher Staton
Community Manager
Associa Minnesota
7100 Northland Circle N., Suite 300
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(763) 225-6400 – Main
(763) 746-1188  – Customer Service