October 16, 2008

Beavers Causing Damage, Trapping Planned

Single-family homeowners living near the Jardin fountain should be aware that the City of Hugo has contacted a trapper to solve a beaver problem.  Beavers have been destroying trees near the pond behind homes near the south west corner of Victor Gardens (near the Lino Lakes border). An experienced trapper will place traps underwater (approved by the DNR).  Please be aware that these traps pose a potential hazard for people. Scott Anderson, City of Hugo's new Public Works Director advises residents (and any pets) to stay out of the water near these areas until the beaver is trapped.

Proposed Xcel Power Line Route Through Victor Gardens

LaVonne Fitzgerald, Master Board Member from the Villas Association has been gathering information about the proposed power line and has met with City of Hugo staff about the topic.  They have shared a few renderings that show Xcel's proposed route through Hugo and Victor Gardens.  It is believed that the City Council will discuss this at their November 3 City Council Meeting.  Interested residents should call City Hall as that date approaches, to verify if they will be discussing this at the meeting.
 UPDATE 10/16:  The following info was published in the most recent edition of The Citizen:  "Directed staff to review options for the construction of a new feeder distribution power line extending southwest from the Waters Edge neighborhood through Victor Gardens into Anoka County. Xcel Energy requested approval to construct the line in its right-of-way. More discussion will take place at the Oct. 20 council meeting." -written by Aaron Rupar
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