July 27, 2021

SFV Board Meeting set for August 18

The next meeting of Victor Gardens Single Family Village Homeowner's Association will be Wednesday, August 18. The Board will meet at VG's Neighborhood Activity Center's upstairs meeting room at 7:00pm.  Any resident of VG's Single Family Village is welcomed to attend. 

July 14, 2021

A few reminders for Single Family Village HOA residents

In the interest of keeping our neighborhood looking its best, Victor Gardens Single Family Village HOA's Board of Directors wishes to remind everyone the following long-standing rules:

Garbage & recycling cans
Garbage and recycling cans must not be left outdoors other than the evening before pickup (Thursday evening) and during the pickup day (Friday). All trash and recycling must be either bagged, canned or boxed to prevent it from blowing about and to prevent animals from gaining access to it.

Sports equipment storage
Hockey and lacrosse nets, portable basketball hoops, etc. should be stored in your garage overnight and not left out.

Changes to your home's exterior
An application for exterior improvements or alterations must to be submitted and approved before any work begins. Examples of improvements that need approval include, but are not limited to fences, decks/patios, retaining walls, landscape changes, exterior painting, play lots, etc.

June 18, 2021

Pool Update

Good afternoon Victor Gardens Residents,

The Victor Gardens Pool has now been open for about a month, and the operation has been going fairly smoothly without many incidents. We want to thank all residents for taking the time to review the established rules and regulations and keeping the pool a family friendly amenity for all to enjoy.

As the State of Minnesota continues to ease Covid-19 Restrictions, the Master Board of Directors has decided to ease some of the more restrictive measures that were initially implemented for the pool use.

1. Effective immediately, laps swimming hours have returned and the pool can now be used from 6am-10am for lap swimming, and 10am-9pm for open swim.

2. Our pool vendor has been instructed to redistribute the pool furniture. Homeowners are still encouraged to wipe down all furniture after use.

3. Homeowners are now allowed to bring guests to use the pool subject to the rules and regulations, however all guests should be made aware of the liability waiver and established rules.

4. Homeowners are still required to sign and return the Covid-19 Pool Rules Acknowledgement and Liability Waiver for their black key fob to be turned on. We have well over half of the forms returned and processed!

5. The Activity Center Party Room will remain unavailable for reservations.

6. The Victor Gardens Community Association is still considered a business and needs to follow all guidance by the State of Minnesota and the Department of Health. The Covid-19 Preparedness Plan may be amended, but is still in effect for the indoor space.

Thank you for your patience during these ever evolving times. We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully soon we can get back to the normal.

Phillip McDougle
Community Manager
Associa Minnesota

May 25, 2021

Email Documents By Thursday

Update from Associa: If you're hoping to use the pool this weekend, everyone should try to get their forms in by Thursday so they have Friday to process. Anything received after noon on Friday will not be processed until Tuesday. Everyone will receive a confirmation email that their fob has been turned on.

May 24, 2021

Pool Opening - Important Info


Check your mailbox for an important envelope containing a letter from the Board of Directors. Included are updated rules, details and important documents you’ll need to sign and return. Your key fob will not be turned on unless the signed documents are received by management.

Some key points to know:
  • Additional Covid-19 rules apply.
  • Masks and social distancing required in the building.
  • Pool open to residents only. No guests outside of the community will be allowed.
  • New sanitiation protocols.
  • Pool furniture has been removed. Homeowners may bring their own, but it must be taken with you when you leave.
  • Any items left will be disposed of.
  • Be respectful of your neighbors. Limit your time in the pool if necessary.
  • Each household must complete the Covid-19 Liability Waiver and Covid-19 Pool Rules Acknowledgement and return to management before their key fob is turned on for the season.
  • Any homeowner/resident found to be in non-compliance will have their key fob turned off for the season and their pool privileges revoked.
Also, be aware:
  • Security cameras and recording equipment are in use 24/7.
  • Your key fob is unique to your home. Every time your key fob is used, it’s logged and recorded.
  • Don’t risk losing your pool privileges. Don’t let others (other than your VG household) into the pool with your key fob.
  • Security services have been contracted to monitor access to the pool area. 
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Dear Homeowner,
We first and foremost want to thank you for your patience and understanding over the past year regarding the Victor Gardens pool. The Board of Directors have been working with management, our attorney, and our pool management company to carefully consider the Minnesota Department of Health requirements and have developed re-opening protocols to ensure the health and safety of residents.


We are happy to announce that the pool is scheduled to open May 28, 2021 provided all measures within the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan are put in place. In an effort to meet the requirements the Board has developed a set of temporary rules and regulations for homeowners to review prior to using the pool. This set of rules and regulations should be reviewed by everyone in your household so you know what to expect when arriving at the pool for 2021.


Additionally, The Community asks everyone who wishes to use the pool review with your own household sign and return the COVID-19 liability waiver enclosed. The waiver and rules and regulations acknowledgment forms must be returned to management before your key fob is turned on for the season.


As a reminder the association distributed new key fobs to owners last spring. Be sure you are using the black key fob and disposing of the gray key fob which is no longer active. Homeowners who are behind in their assessments will have their key fobs deactivated until the account becomes current.


While things may look different this year, with your cooperation in following the State and Association guidelines, we can ensure a safe, healthy, and fun pool season!


Sincerely,
Victor Gardens Community Association Board of Directors

March 24, 2021

Pool Will Open Memorial Day Weekend

Victor Gardens' pool will open this Memorial Day weekend for the summer 2021 season. The Board has been working with our community manager and vendors on a Minnesota Department of Public Health COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. Expect changes to occupancy limits, social distancing, cleaning protocols, pool rules and more. Details will be shared in the weeks ahead.

January 19, 2021

Fence guidelines updated

Victor Gardens Single Family Village Homeowners Association Board just approved a new set of guidelines for fence building within the neighborhood.  The Fence Guidelines are easier to understand with a clearer set of expectations for application.  There's a number of other home projects that need written approval from the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). Adding decks or making paint color or landscaping changes are a few.  There's a comprehensive list on the website if you're thinking of making any exterior changes to your home or landscape.  http://blog.victorgardensnews.org/p/sfv-arc.html#selected

December 15, 2020

Keep Kids Out of Construction Sites


Parents, please ask your kids to stay away from new home construction sites. Kids may think that homesites are fun, with interesting equipment, dirt piles, dumpster treasures, loose materials, and new places to climb and explore. Unfortunately, these are extremely dangerous places to play. You may not realize it, but anyone who's lived next to one of these new homesites will attest, it's no place for children. If your kids play outside at all, we hope you'll ask them to please stay away from these sites and encourage their friends to do the same. Thanks!

November 2, 2020

Snow Removal Services

Birch is offering residential snow blowing for a select area of Hugo again this season.

Click on the link below for more information.
http://contact.birchsnow.com/winter/#lp-pom-block-243

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Dan Steuernagel | Vice President


P: 651.481.9180
3100 Spruce Street
St. Paul, MN 55117

October 15, 2020

Irrigation - Preliminary Schedule

Below is the preliminary schedule for irrigation winterization by Shawn Herman from Classic Landscape.  Contact Shawn with questions or to signup.  $50/ Lawn good for weekend of Oct 17 and 18.  Cash or check.
shawn@classiclawnscape.com
Call/ test: 612-366-6088

Sat, Oct. 17th

9:00 AM

Downey - Victor Hugo Blvd

Becher - Poets Green

Primeau -Poets Green


9:00 AM – 10:00AM Garden Way South to Jardin

Pinault - Garden Way

Sears - 14282 Garden Way

Schwab - Garden Way

Anderson - Garden Way

* Sears - 14176 Garden Way - Sunday


10:00 – 11:30 Jardin 

Johnson - Jardin

Wier - Jardin

Hermann -Jardin

Groneberg - Jardin Ave.

Wentz - Jardin

Brad -Jardin


11:30 – 1:30 Garden Way / Arbre

Bosch - Garden Way

Mittleburn -Garden Way

Stein - Arbre Lane

White - Arbre Lane

Mader - Arbre Lane

Gloege -Arbre Lane

Tauralt -Arbre Lane

Goodchild -Arbre Lane


1:30 – 2:00 Garden Way North from Arbre toVictor Hugo Blvd.

Carlson - Garden Way


2:00 – 3:00 Cossette Way

14356 Cosette Way

Coleman - Cosette Way

Berger - Cosette Way



3:00 – 3:30

Viker - Garden Way

Kluska - Cosette Lane



3:00 – 4:00

Ferderer - Grantaire Lane

Betts - Grantaire Lane

Auxier -Val Jean

Olson -Val Jean


4:00 – 5:00

Burr  -Cosette Lane 

Rogers  - Cosette Lane

Carlson - Cosette Lane

Bosch - Victor Hugo Blvd.

Ecklin - Victor Hugo Blvd.


Sunday Oct. 18th 

12:00 PM 

Stanek - Val Jean


12:30 PM  

Savard - Everton

Starr - Everton


1:00 PM 

Buetow - Provence Way

Halverson – Boyd - Provence Way


2:00

Houchins - Val Jean


2:30

Anderson - Cosette


















September 22, 2020

Irrigation Winterization

Fall is in the air and it's again time to winterize your irrigation system.  Shawn Herman with Classic Lawnscape has been offering our neighborhood a group rate of $50/ lawn (cash or check payable to Shawn Herman).  The group rate will be valid the weekend of October 17 and 18THIS PRICE IS ONLY GOOD ON THIS WEEKEND. 
Other times can be scheduled if this does not work for you but regular season rates will apply.
This is the tentative route he would use for the weekend based on last year numbers to help give residents a rough estimate of where they would be on the schedule.

On Sat. the 17th the route starts at about 8 AM on Poets Green then to Garden Way West side of street heading south.  Around Jardin to Garden Way (usually mid morning), up Arbre, and around to catch the east side of Garden Way(usually early afternoon).  Then head east around to Cosette Way and take Victor Hugo down to Garden Way.  Go around the Park and back up the east side of Cosette Lane (mid to late afternoon) around to Victor Hugo.  From there I will head east down Val Jean to the Bridge.  Depending on response I will probably stop here due to darkness.
On the 18th the start time will depend on number of participants.  It probably would not be before 11 am.  I would begin again on Val Jean from the bridge heading east to Everton.  North on Everton, east side of street, to Provence.  Around Provence back down west side of Everton to Val Jean.  Then west down Val Jean to the Bridge.
As usual timing/scheduling will be totally dependent on the number participating and if there are any unforeseen problems encountered during the day. 

Please contact Shawn directly with questions or to signup.
Shawn Herman
Classic Lawnscape Inc.
763-780-7231
Cell/text – 612-366-6088.

August 14, 2020

Political Signs


As campaign season heats up, residents are reminded of Victor Gardens Community Association's policies on political lawn signs, found in Victor Gardens' Master Covenants, Section 7.18

- no more than two signs allowed
- each sign size must be not more than 8 sq. feet per sign
- allowed within 8 weeks of election date (Sept. 8, 2020 - Nov. 3, 2020)
- must be unlighted

7.18 Signs. No sign or comparable device of any kind shall be placed, erected or maintained on the Property except (i) one customary unlighted "For Sale" or "For Rent" sign per Residential Unit or CIC Unit (except corner Units shall be permitted one such sign per side of the Unit that fronts on a street) of not more than eight square feet advertising the Unit for sale or rent, (ii) not more than two (2) unlighted "For Rent" signs per Apartment Village Unit of size and location approved by the A.R.C., (iii) within eight (8) weeks prior to an election date, two unlighted political signs of not more than eight square feet per sign, (iv) not more than twice per year, and limited to five days each time, not more than two signs per Residential Unit or CIC Unit, each of not more than eight square feet, advertising a yard sale, (v) signs placed by the Master Developer, a Village Declarant, a Village Developer or a builder to advertise the Property, Units or Dwellings during the construction and sales period, and (vi) the permanent entrance signs and monuments erected by the Master Developer, Apartment Village Owner, Village Developer, or Village Declarant to identify the Property.