February 8, 2018

SFV Annual Meeting set for April 4, 2018

Last night at the VG Single Family Village Board Meeting, the group set a date for its next Annual Meeting.  We hope to see you then.  If you can't attend, please send in your proxy.  Thanks!

VG Single Family Village Homeowners Association
Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 4, 2018  6:30pm
Hugo City Hall

January 28, 2018

Single Family Village Board Meeting Wed. Feb 7

A new board meeting of the VG Single Family Village Homeowners Association has been added to the VG News calendar.  You're invited to join us at the VG Neighborhood Activity Center on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00pm.  As with every Board meeting, a period of time at the beginning of the meeting will be reserved for a homeowner's forum.  We look forward to seeing you there.

The SFV Board will follow up on the topics discussed at the October 25, 2017 meeting, including the governing documents, covenants, reporting violations, etc.  Here's a December 5 blog post with a recap of that meeting.  There's also a December 7 blog post with more info on the recorded governing documents, including links to the PDF copies.

- MV

January 11, 2018

Supporting our friends & neighbors

It appears that there's some confusion on what VG's North Village sub-association is requesting all VG residents to do.  At last night's Master Board meeting, residents of our North Village asked to get the message out regarding their hopes for the future of their sub-association.  The entire master Board supports their request, but it's up to you as individual VG homeowners to consent to the change.   In a nutshell:
  • The entire North Village sub-association currently consists of only one single building, containing four residences (four families).
  • This one building is north of the VG clocktower near Kwik Trip.
  • Those four families would like to add one nearly identical building containing for residences to their association, as was originally envisioned by the developer. 
  • The original plan fell victim to the builder's bancrupcy years ago.
  • All VG residents from each of our sub-associations are asked to approve this small (and originally planned) change to the North Village sub-association.  
  • The Master ARC approved the design of the building. (Again, nearly identical)
  • This plan does not include any of the single or detached homes currently under construction further north.  Those are NOT Victor Gardens homes, and there is no support nor are there any plans to include them into our VG Master Association.
  • This plan will not burden our existing VG ammenities.  (Again, only four new families max)
  • Time's running out - there's a February deadline.
This issue affects our good friends and neighbors. I urge you to please complete, sign and send your consent form (see attached photo) to Colleen Brown as soon as you're able. Colleen.Brown@Associa.Us  7100 Northland Circle N. Suite 300, Brooklyn Park MN 55428  Her phone number is (763) 746-2986 .

January 8, 2018

Calendar reminder

Colleen Brown updated the Victor Gardens News Calendar with many upcoming sub-association meetings and activities.  She also added scheduled Master Association meetings including one Master Board meeting this Wednesday 1/10/18, 6pm, at the Victor Gardens Activity Center.

For upcoming VG events, check out our calendar.  Since it's a google-based calendar you can subscribe to updates with your mobile device or home computer. 

December 6, 2017

Recorded Governing Documents

On October 25's Single Family Village Board Meeting, during a covenants/rules discussion, a homeowner shared with the board a covenant/rules related document he'd been given years ago.  It was the first time the board members had seen the document.  Following the meeting, we asked our Community Manager, Colleen Brown to check into it.  As it turns out, the document had never been officially recorded, although it was passed out by VG's original developer to homeowners. 

In an effort to share with everyone VG's officially recorded governing documents, I've posted links to these here on the Victor Gardens News website.  You can find the Master Documents on the Associations Info > Master Association's Info Page and the SFV Documents on the Associations Info > Single Family Village Info Page.

December 5, 2017

Oct. 25 SFV Board Meeting recap

At our last Victor Gardens Single Family Village (SFV) Board Meeting, we heard opinions from many homeowners and had a good discussion about the association, our covenants / bylaws/ rules, and overall communication about our neighborhood. A few of the key takeaways we’ve continued discussing as a board are below.
  • Association Documentation - We’ve been working with Colleen to review the most recent versions of the covenants, bylaws and rules. We’re planning on making them all available to residents through this website - more updates to come when we reorganize the Association document pages.
  • Rules & Violations - There are a few key points around our rules and violations. Everyone agreed to the covenants and rules when moving into Victor Gardens; the rules are in place to ensure the standards in our our neighborhood continue to be met. Everyone should adhere to the rules (but, as noted above, everyone needs to know what those rules and violation procedures actually are). We’re going to be posting more reminders and quick explanations of the overall rules to help everyone understand what the actual rules are.
  • ARC Request & Approval Process - The SFV ARC approval process needs to be refined and streamlined. We’re actively talking about the process, and looking at other homeowner association websites / landscape change forms to make the process easier. The feedback will also be more descriptive regarding landscaping changes. Once we have updates to the process, we’ll post them to this website and update the applicable pages.

It was clear at our Board Meeting that there’s great passion for our neighborhood - to make it better, to improve our relationships as neighbors and build a community we’re proud of. Thanks, to everyone at the meeting who make their opinions known - the Board is excited to continue working with everyone.

- Written by JW, posted by MV

December 4, 2017

North Village Request

Important: Action Required

To all  our fellow members of Victor Gardens,

 North Village at Victor Gardens Condo Association has been trying to add one lot to ours and the master association. There is only 1 building of 4 units in our association and we only have room for 1 additional lot. This lot has been developed with one building of 4 units and is ready for sale. These units cannot be sold until they are approved to be added to the master association. It takes 67% of all members of Victor Gardens to approve this addition. 

if you have voted already THANK YOU if you have not PLEASE VOTE. Your vote is critical.
If you do not have a ballot or need more information please contact Dana Lincoln at danamlincoln@gmail.com or myself and we will provide you with both.

Thank you in advance for voting.

Ted Erkenbrack
North Village at Victor Gardens Condominium Association
Association President
4410 Rosemary Way #2
Hugo, MN 55038
Telephone 651-429-9340
Cell Phone 612-860-1478

November 15, 2017

Villas at Victor Gardens Construction Update

Villas at Victor Gardens Residents:

Below is an update on current construction work at Villas at Victor Gardens. Questions should be directed to Maureen Porter at 763-225-6488 or Maureen.Porter@Associa.us. Thank you for your continued patience!

"We will be finishing up the last building of roofing this week. Siding and gutter repairs have begun and will be following behind the roofing. Scheduling of screen repairs and garage door replacement will begin in the upcoming weeks. Notifications will be provided to each affected Homeowner."
-General Manager

Allstar Construction & Maintenance

November 14, 2017

Welcome Colleen Brown!

I started Victor Gardens News in 2007 in an unofficial effort to better communicate with residents.  Over the years I've posted over a thousand blog messages relating to our community.  Along the way, I've had the privelege of working with many dedicated volunteers.  

Today I'm pleased to announce that Victor Gardens Community Association's first-rate Community Manager, Colleen Brown will become a guest author on this blog.  She'll post information that's relevant to everyone, in all of Victor Gardens sub-associations. 

Over the last few weeks, I've updated a number of Victor Gardens News' pages.  I'll continue to do that in the weeks ahead to ensure the content provided is up-to-date and accurate.

- Mark V

October 27, 2017

Snow Removal 2017-2018

If today's weather has you wondering who's handling your association's snow removal services this winter, please visit the Snow Removal page on Victor Gardens News.

Single Family Village Association Residents:
Clearing individual homeowner's driveways and sidewalks to the front door are the responsibility of individual homeowners. 
The City of Hugo plows city streets.  Association-owned alleys/carraigeways and public sidewalk snow removal services are provided by Birch.

Condo Association Residents:

If you have questions or concerns about snow removal, please contact your individual sub-association's Community Manager. They're listed on the Snow Removal page. The Community Manager is in the best position to understand what your sub association's snow removal contract provides, whether or not your contractor has communicated their action plans, etc.. They should be fully informed on what your snow removal contractors are doing. If there's a problem in your area, they can address it directly with the contractor. Keep in mind that the City of Hugo plows city streets, which can affect association plowing (and vice versa).

Please keep in mind that there are always challenges with large scale snow removal. As often happens, regardless of whether a contractor takes care of your snow for you or you shovel yourself- inevitably the City plow undoes your work and leaves a hard pile of snow at the end of the driveway and sidewalk.

With as much snow as we often see, it's never going to be perfect at any given time of day. A balance to find the right time to plow must be found. Plow sidewalks too early and the City plow will undo the work. Wait for the City plow, and anger folks who can't get out of their driveways in the morning.

October 20, 2017

Schedule for Irrigation Winterizations

I received the following message from Shawn Herman regarding sprinkler blow-out services this weekend.  - MV

I am attaching the approximate schedule for this weekend. Saturday has grown to the point that I will have help for the day to get through the list in a relatively timely manner. The timeline may fluctuate a bit since this is the first time I will have two machines running on Saturday. Sunday appears to be more manageable with one machine. 

In order to accommodate everyone in a relatively timely manner just a few reminders for everyone.

Please have the water supply to the irrigation system turned off before we arrive. Clear access to the controller. Payment ready when the winterization is finished for $50.00 cash or check made out to Shawn Herman.

If there are any changes, additions or deletions, email or text today. Call or text 612-366-6088 on Saturday / Sunday since I will not be monitoring email during the day.

Shawn Herman
Classic Lawnscape Inc.


Saturday, Oct. 21st
8:00 AM 
Poets Green
14382 Poets Green
14348 Poets Green
14336 Poets Green

8:00 AM – 10:00AM
Garden Way South to Jardin
14322 Garden Way
14282 Garden Way
14262 Garden Way
14252 Garden Way
14246 Garden Way
14176 Garden Way

10:00 – 11:30
14160 Garden Way
14142 Jardin
14136 Jardin
14096 Jardin Ave.
14105 Jardin Ave.
14143 Jardin Ave.

11:30 – 1:00
Garden Way / Arbre
4391 Garden Way
14241 Arbre Lane
14251 Arbre Lane
4344 Arbre Lane
4362 Arbre Lane
4376 Arbre Lane

1:00 – 2:30
Garden Way North from Arbre to Victor Hugo Blvd.
14303 Garden Way
14325 Garden Way
14351 Garden Way

14326 Cosette Way

14220 Val Jean

3:00 – 4:00
4545 Garden Way
14256 Cosette Lane
14292 Cosette Lane

3:00 – 4:00
14622 Grantaire Lane
14313 Grantaire Lane
4540 Val Jean

4:00 – 5:30
4503 Cosette Lane
4489 Cosette Lane
4477 Cosette Lane
4429 Cosette Lane

4:00 – 5:00
4464 Cosette Lane
14319 Victor Hugo Blvd.
14338 Cosette Way

Sunday Oct. 22nd
11:30 AM
4653 Val Jean
4685 Val Jean

12:30 PM – 1:30
Everton Ave
14415 Everton Ave N
14435 Everton

1:30 – 3:30
4704 Provence Way
4672 Provence Way
4636 Provence Way
4611 Provence Way
4667 Provence Way

4662 Val Jean

4377 Garden Way

October 18, 2017

SFV Board Meeting set for Oct. 25

The next SFV Board meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Victor Gardens' Neighborhood Activity Center starting at 6:30pm. A homeowner’s forum will be held at the beginning of the meeting. Residents will be encouraged to share their opinions, ask questions, etc. during this portion of the meeting.