January 2, 2009

Ryland Homes Requests Amendment to Previous ARC Approval

A few residents have asked Casey Groff and myself about one item in particular on the next master Board agenda.  "Ryland Homes Request for Amendment to Guidelines" I will try to offer a little more background info on this topic.

Ryland Homes requested the Master Architectural Review Committee (ARC) make an amendment to their "blanket architectural approval which limits Type A homes (garage forward) to a maximum of ten lots".  Ryland Homes has requested the amendment due to "current market conditions".  

The Master ARC has the authority to review, approve or reject plans for new buildings.  The blanket ARC approval that Ryland Homes refers to pre-dates our transitioned Master Association.  Victor Gardens developer, CPDC had granted this "blanket approval" in 2006 to specific styles of homes, (Caldwell, Rutherford, and Holmdel) and restricted the number of those homes to ten.

The Master Board, acting as Master ARC, will discuss Ryland Homes' request at the next Master Board meeting on Wednesday,  January 7, 2009.  Residents interested in related historical context can find more information available on the Single Family Village Association page on this website, including early concept drawings of the above-mentioned model homes.  Residents may share their opinions on this or any other issue during the "Resident Forum" held at the beginning of each Board meeting.  

For the full agenda, please follow this link:  http://www.victorgardensnews.org/files/agendas/vgca_agenda_jan09.pdf

December 31, 2008

Master Board Meeting set for Jan.7

The next meeting of the Victor Gardens Master Board will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 6:00PM at Hugo City Hall
Some agenda items include:
FTTH Update 
Architectural Review Committee 
i) Process  ii) Pratt Homes Submission  iii) Ryland Homes Request for Amendment to Guidelines 
Fire Ring in Outlot Across from Val Jean Park 
Execution of Management Agreement  
Storm Damage Update 
Color of Gazebos in Ryland & Pratt Homes Cul-de-sacs 
Status of Maintenance Contracts 
Update from the Beard Group & Glen Bergman regarding lots 
A full agenda is available for download here:  http://www.victorgardensnews.org/files/agendas/vgca_agenda_jan09.pdf

December 28, 2008

SFV Board Vacancy - Requesting Candidates

As a result of Dan Sjoquist's resignation from the Single Family Village Board, and according to the Bylaws, the remaining Board Directors chose Mark Vlker as the new SFV representative to the Master Board.  The SFV Board also began the process of choosing another resident to fill the SFV Board vacancy.

Homeowners interested in serving on the Single Family Village Board are asked to submit a brief written statement for the current SFV Board to consider.  The Board will then discuss the candidates, and vote by secret ballot.

Please see below for candidate information including deadlines and related timeline:

  • December 29: Casey Groff, Victor Gardens’ Community Manager, begins accepting candidate statements.  These should include candidate’s qualifications, interests, and goals related to the Board position.
  • January 14:  Deadline for submitting candidate statements.
  • January 15:  Ms. Groff will provide the statements to the Board.
  • Week of Jan. 19: Board to discuss candidates.
  • Before Jan. 21:  Board members send secret vote to Ms. Groff.
  • Before Jan. 22: New Board Director will be announced.

Contact Casey Groff:

By email: cgroff@developcommunity.com

7100 Madison Avenue West,  Golden Valley, MN 55427

(763) 225-6400 Phone