July 23, 2014

The Circus comes to Hugo this weekend

The Culpepper Merriweather Circus is coming to town! Tickets can be purchased in advance at Sager Liquors and Holiday. Don't miss this fun, family event!

Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27
showtimes 2:00pm & 4:30pm
Hugo's Lions Park

Click here for more information.

Trying out a new email

Victor Gardens News email is looking a little different.  I'm testing a new, more efficient way of getting the word out to residents.  More info to follow.

See you tonight for root beer floats!

July 19, 2014

Family Magic Show and Balloon Animals

Monday, July 21st at 6:30 in Arbre Park join Captain Curly for a magic show followed by balloon animal fun!  Highly recommended by the staff and kids at KinderGardens.  Fun for the whole family.

Root Beer Floats Rescheduled

Root beer float night will be held this Wed, July 23rd at the pool house from 6:30-7:30.  Thanks so much to Renee for volunteering!  Please remember to keep your food outside the pool fence.

July 16, 2014

Pool House Door

Sometime yesterday the pool house was broken into, the door damaged, and the wiring for the keyfob system ripped out.  Community Development is working to have this repaired as soon as possible but until it is repaired none of the keyfobs will work and the pool is inaccessible.  They hope to have it repaired by this weekend.  

Root Beer Floats Canceled Tonight!

Due to the vandalism at the pool house root beer float night tonight is canceled.  Supplies are inaccessible upstairs.  We will reschedule as soon as possible!  Please check the web, facebook and signs for updated information.

July 8, 2014

REMINDER: VG Master Board Meeting July 9

Victor Gardens Community Association
3”‘ Quarter 2014 Board of Directors Meeting
July 9, 2014 - 6:00pm
Victor Gardens Activity Center

 Meeting Agenda

Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes from (4/9/14) Board Meeting (Secretary to sign)
Homeowner Forum
Consent Agenda
a) Second security check by Semper Fi
Management Financial Reports — suggest we table discussion due to large agenda
a) Balance Sheet
b) Income Statement
c) General Ledger
d) Accounts Receivable
e) Accounts Payable
Management Report
a) Work Order Report
b) Activity Center HVAC
i) AC repair bids
ii) Heating issues proposals
Additional Holiday Lighting Analysis
Poets Green Fountain
i) Attorney opinion on maintain common elements as installed by Developer
ii) Cost analysis of planter vs. fountain restoration
e) Additional Fountain on North Side — Estimated Cost Information
f) Irrigation at Grantaire Circle
i) Proposal from Birch
Spring Walk Results Discussion
Key Fob System - in 2015/16 current system as is will no longer be supported
due to current operating system being phased out
i) City of Hugo — sign and flowers
j) Victor Gardens Website
Committee Reports
a) ARC Committee
b) Long-term Planning Committee
i) Resignation of the Committee Chairs
Landscape Committee
i) Val Jean Bridge Improvements Complete
Review of Action Items & Time Frames for Completion
Next Meeting — 10.8.14
10) Adjournment

July 7, 2014

Neighborhood Social Events

Do you enjoy neighborhood events- National Night Out, movies in the park, the Easter Egg Hunt and more?  Are you will to give some extra time to make sure these events continue?  After three years Kelly and Lisa will be stepping back from the social committee at the end of the year.  We are looking for two (or more) people to take over planning National Night Out and other neighborhood events. If you have questions or are interested, please contact Kelly (Kelly_farrell@comcast.net or 651-238-6660) or Lisa (john3995@umn.edu or 651-353-2619).

Upcoming Events

Root Beer/ Ice Cream Float Night

Wed, July 16th from 6:30-7:30 at the pool house
Come enjoy free ice cream treats while visiting with your neighbors.  Please remember to keep all food outside the pool area.

Volunteers needed to make this event happen.  All supplies will be provided.  Please contact Lisa at john3995@umn.edu or 651-353-2619 with questions or to help.

Family Night at Arbre Park

Monday, July 21st at 6:30. 
Come enjoy a show by Captain Curley.  A great family show for all ages.  He comes highly recommended by the kids at KinderGardens.

National Night Out

Tuesday, Aug 5th at Arbre Park
Bounce Houses, dinner from Grundhoffers, face painters, dance demo, crazy hair and more!  More details to follow.

We need MANY volunteers to make this event happen.  Please contact Kelly at kelly_farrell@comcast.net or 651-238-6660 with questions or to help.

June 11, 2014

Men’s Wedding Ring FOUND:

I received this yesterday….

"Hey Mark, my friend ... found a ring at our big park [Arbre Park] this afternoon. It has E.H. and M.A. engraved on the inside. She assumes it's a grandparents (male) wedding ring based on the date that's engraved inside the ring. I'm sure it's quite a loss for someone!! She asked if I could get the word out to the neighborhood, so you're my guy.  

If the person who claims it can name the date on the inside, she'll return it."

Please email nouvellemegan@gmail.com to claim it.

- MV

June 10, 2014

Root Beer Float Night Canceled

Due to a lack of volunteers tonight's root beer float night has been canceled. 

Please consider volunteering for the next night; Wed, July 16th from 6:30-7:30pm. 

Contact Lisa at john3995@umn.edu or 651-353-2619 with questions or to volunteer.

June 8, 2014

REMINDER: Tall Grass & Weed Ordinance

A few years ago, the City amended an existing ordinance, requiring more frequent cutting of unsold properties:


Section 1. The City Council of the City of Hugo does hereby delete Section 200-3-8 in its entirety and replace with the following language:
Noxious Weeds and Tall Grass

A. It shall be unlawful and prohibited for any owner, tenant, or occupant of land in the City to permit or maintain noxious weeds or other rank growth, as prohibited by Statutes of the State of Minnesota.

B. It shall be unlawful for any owner, tenant, or occupant of land in the City to allow or permit any growth of weeds, grass, brush, or other rank vegetation to a height greater than ten inches (10''), or any accumulation of dead weeds, grass, or brush on such land.

C. It shall be unlawful for any owner, tenant, or occupant of land in the City to allow or permit the growth of vegetation to a height greater than ten inches (10'') or noxious weeds on any land between the property lines of the parcel and the pavement edge of any public roadway.

D. Tall vegetation along driveways and public roads that may impair visibility when entering or exiting public roads is prohibited.

E. If the provisions of this section are not complied with, the Code Enforcement Officer will mail a certified written notice, return receipt requested to the owner, tenant, or occupant of the land requiring them to comply with the provisions of this section. If the owner or owner's address is unknown, the City Clerk will publish a notice in the City's official newspaper. The notices and publication shall include the property address or description of the property and description of the violation. The violation shall be abated by the owner within seven (7) days of the mailing notice or publication. If there is failure to comply with the violations outlined by the ordinance, the City will abate the nuisance and assess the cost to the owner. The owner shall pay the assessment within 30 days or the assessment will be applied to the owner's property tax statement.
Sections B & C shall not apply to:

a) Natural areas, such as but not limited to, wetlands, prairie grass or wild flower restoration, public open spaces, storm water ponds, wooded areas, rain gardens, bogs, or marshes.

b) Land used for agriculture

c) Landscaped areas as shown on an approved landscape plan.

d) All property that is zoned Rural Residential, Agricultural, and Long Term Agricultural and Future Urban Service.

e) All property that is not platted or developed. For the purpose of this section "developed" shall mean that the property has been improved with the construction of buildings, parking lots or other facilities excluding utilities or sewer or water lines.

f) Any property that is undeveloped and platted greater than 5 acres.
Section 2 Severability. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction adjudges any part of this Ordinance to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect any other provision of this Ordinance not specifically included with that judgment.
Section 3. Effective Date. This amendment shall take effect upon its passage and publication.

ADOPTED by the City Council on August 20, 2007.
Fran Miron, Mayor
ATTEST: Mary Ann Creager, City Clerk