January 24, 2015

Changes to the Social Committee in 2015

After 3 years Kelly Farrell has decided to step back from leading the social committee.  If you see Kelly please thank her for all her hard work over the last 3 years (especially her work on National Night Out!). 

We welcome Kasey Birch as the new co-chair of the social committee.  Kasey and Lisa are working to plan events and budget for 2015.  If you have any suggestions, concerns, or would like to volunteer to run an event please let us know! 

Kasey: kasey.birch@me.com or 763-300-5683
Lisa: john3995@umn.edu or 651-353-2619

Check back in the next couple of week for a more complete list of events but for now mark your calendar for Sat, March 28th at 4:00 for the annual egg hunt and petting zoo!  Hope to see you there!

January 23, 2015

Place your garbage and recycling cans away from each other

Single Family Village residents: Gene's Disposal has requested that trash and recycling bins be put on opposite ends of your driveway on pick-up days.

They have switched over to automated trucks, so they need a little extra room to grab the bins. If you cannot put them on opposite ends of the driveway, they said a two foot space between that bins would also work.

Gene's would greatly appreciate your cooperation with this request. If you have any questions, you may contact them at 651-426-1224.

January 21, 2015

ARC meetings are on VG's calendar

As a reminder, all Architectural Review Committee meetings for Victor Gardens Community Association (the Master Association) are open to VG owners.  If you're interested in seeing the process by which new home designs are discussed and approved by the ARC- attending these meetings is a good opportunity. Visit our ARC page for more background info.

After applications are submitted, the ARC's members generally have at least 7 days to review them.  Members arrive to the meeting ready to discuss the details of each application and vote if necessary.

The ARC's meetings appear on our Victor Gardens Calendar page.  The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 6:30pm at VG's Neighborhood Activity Center.

In some cases where applications aren't received on-time or there's nothing for the committee members to discuss, the ARC meetings are cancelled.  Keeping an eye on the calendar will alert you to any changes in the schedule.




January 8, 2015

Snow removal update

After today and this evening's light snow passes thru, the winds are expected to increase causing overnight drifting.  Expect that snow removal services will clear the city sidewalks Friday morning. 

Visit our Snow Removal page for snow service provider info.

January 6, 2015

Next week's ARC meeting cancelled

VG's Architectural Review Committee's regularly scheduled monthly meeting (Tuesday, Jan. 13) has been cancelled.

Submissions must have been received by VG's Community Manager Jennifer Campbell at least 7-days prior to a scheduled ARC meeting.  The committee members need this time to review the materials at home prior to discussing and voting on applications during the committee meeting. 

All future scheduled monthly meetings appear on the Victor Gardens News calendar.


Any interested VG homeowner is welcome to attend any of ARC's meetings.  Sometimes ARC meetings are cancelled when there aren't topics or applications for the committee members to discuss.  That's why ARC's Jan. 13 was cancelled.

Activity Center

According to Community Manager Jennifer Campbell, on Jan. 2. a burst pipe in the Activity Center which caused damage inside.  Contractors are working to cleanup and make repairs.

SFV Board Meeting rescheduled

Tonight's Single Family Board meeting has been rescheduled tentatively for Feb. 3, 6:30pm.

November 29, 2014

Found Kitten

Is anyone missing a kitten?  A neighbor on Valjean Blvd found a black kitten with a little white patch on its chest. It looks about 6 months old and was really hungry and cold.

Please contact Steph at 612-414-1871 with any info. Kitten likes to be pet, but isn't real fond of being held by strangers.

November 19, 2014

Thanks for giving... this Saturday morning.

Your home will be visited this coming Saturday morning, November 22, by Hugo's Boys Scout Troop 151, Cub Scout Pack 151 or one of Hugo's many Girl Scout Troops to collect non-perishable food and personal item donations.

You'll likely see familiar faces as there are many Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts (and volunteer leaders) living right here in our Victor Gardens neighborhood.

If you're not planning to be home Saturday morning, you can leave donations on your front porch for the Scouts to collect. You can also leave any donations from now through Saturday on Viker's front porch at 4545 Garden Way N.

Over the last few years "Scouting for Food / Feeding the Need" has become increasingly successful. They've collected thousands of pounds of donations that are distributed to Hugo families. The Scouts hope that you'll support their efforts again as you have so generously in the past.

Thanks again and see you Saturday morning!


Hugo's Good Neighbors Food shelf currently needs:


From past experience, we know that a few of you shop specifically for this annual event. (That's amazing!) We appreciate any donations, but there are a few categories the Hugo Good Neighbors Food Shelf needs now: Diapers, baby care items, personal care items, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo/conditioner, paper towels, toilet paper, bar soap, and laundry detergent.

Nonperishable items are always welcome including hearty soups, canned pasta, canned meat (tuna and chicken), canned fruit, mac & cheese, spaghetti sauce, pasta, coffee, pancake mix and syrup, beef stew, boxed potatoes, flour, sugar and baking supplies.

November 18, 2014

Flips Open Gym

Are the kids aching to get out to run and play?  Bring them to our neighborhood open gym at Flips Gymnastics in WBL on Sunday, Dec 28th from 4-5:30.  This is a special open gym just for Victor Gardens residents!  Kids can play on the equipment and a bounce house will be available.  For kids 1 - 12 years (kids under 3 must have a parent with them on the floor).  Parents are not allowed on the equipment.  Cost is $8/ child.  First 25 kids to RSVP will get in free!

Waiver needed if you have never been there.  You can find it under "events" at http://flipsgym.com/ or fill it out upon arrival.

RSVP needed no later than Wed, Dec 17th.  RSVP to Lisa at 651-353-2619 (call or text) or john3995@umn.edu.  Payment due upon arrival (cash or checks to Lisa Houchins - I will write one check for the group).  Remember the first 25 kids to RSVP will get in free!

November 17, 2014

Adults Holiday Gathering

Haven't seen your neighbors since the snow flew?  Join us at Blue Heron on Sat, Dec 6th from 7:30- 9:30.  Get out of the house and enjoy some free appetizers. 

October 17, 2014

Sprinkler Winterization Schedule for Oct 18 and 19

Below is the tentative time-line sent from Shawn Herman (Classic Landscape).  You should see your address listed below if you contacted him about performing your sprinkler winterization.  In order to keep the day on schedule please make sure the irrigation water supply (located in the house) is turned off and make sure that Shawn has access to your control panel (likely in the garage).  Cash or check payment is due tomorrow.  If you have any questions or problems please contact Shawn directly at 763-780-7231 or shawn@classiclandscape.com

Victor Gardens Winterizations 2014  - Saturday, Oct 18
8:00 AM - Poets Green
14382 Poets Green
14348 Poets Green
14336 Poets Green

9:00 AM – 10:30AM - Garden Way South to Jardin
14322 Garden way
14262 Garden Way
14252 Garden Way
14246 Garden Way
14212 Garden Way

10:30 – 12:30 - Jardin
14160 Jardin
14152 Jardin
14148 Jardin
14136 Jardin
14143 Jardin
14157 Jardin

12:30 – 1:30 - Arbre
14241 Arbre
14251 Arbre Lane
4344 Arbre Lane
4376 Arbre Ln

1:30 – 2:30 -Garden Way North from Arbre to Victor Hugo Blvd.
14303 Garden Way
14341 Garden Way
14351 Garden Way

2:30 – 5:30 - Cosette Way
14326 Cossette Way
14318 Cosette Way N
14292 Cossette Way
4503 Cossette Way
4489 Cosette Lane
4477 Cossette Way
4429 Cossette Way
4545 Garden Way

5:30 – 7:00 - Val Jean
4540 Val Jean
4653 Val Jean
4662 Val Jean
4685 Val Jean

Sunday Oct. 19th - 1:00 PM – 3:30 Everton / Provence Way
14415 Everton Ave N
14445 Everton
4704 Provence Way
4677 Provence Way
4636 Provence Way
4672 Provence Way
14444 Everton Ave N