September 23, 2010

Two Associations Transition to Homeowner Control. Board Welcomes New Directors and New Sub-Association.

Victor Gardens Community Association's Board welcomed two new Directors to the Board tonight. The South Village and the North Village sub-associations have transitioned from Rottlund Homes to homeowner control. The Master Board retains Todd Stutz, as representative of the new North West Village sub-association. Traci Bjorkman now represents the South Village, and Jim Flesher now represents the North Village on the Master Board and Master ARC. There are now eight Master Board Directors. Visit the Associations Info page and the individual sub-associations info pages for contact information and more details.

I-35E closures at County Road 14

Motorists will encounter congestion and delays when Interstate 35E and Anoka County Road 14 close next weekend for demolition of the old County Road 14 bridge spanning the interstate and construction of ramp connections to the newly built County Road 14 bridge.

Weekend closures begin at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24 and culminate with full closure of the interstate and County Road 14 at 10 p.m. Friday. Closures include:

  • The ramp from southbound I-35E to County Road 14 closes at 9 a.m.
  • County Road 14 crossing I-35E will close at 7 p.m. along with the remaining ramps between County Road 14 and I-35E.
  • Southbound I-35E closes at 10 p.m. between the junction of I-35 and County Road J.
  • Northbound I-35E closes between County Road J and the junction of I-35.

Access will be maintained from northbound I-35E to County Road E, County Road 96 and County Road J, although traffic will not be able to reach the northbound interstate from those roads.

Motorists are advised to carefully watch for signs providing more details about lane and road closures and detours.

For real-time traveler information anywhere in Minnesota visit or dial 5-1-1.

- MN DOT Press Release

Master Board Meeting Relocated to City Hall

Tonight's scheduled Master Board meeting has been relocated to Hugo City Hall's Oneka room at 6:00pm.

September 22, 2010

Save the Date...Fall Fun Night in Arbre Park on 10/30!

Invitation is coming shortly but please save the date for Saturday, October 30th. We will be having a fall fun night in Arbre Park starting at 5:30PM. Annual chili cook off and kids versus adults kickball game. Come for delicious chili, food and fun!
We are looking to award the annual chili apron (thanks again Squeaky Connors) and necklace to the champ this year. Residents in attendance will be the judges this year. Please make sure to bring your chili in a crockpot and bring a serving utensil for it. Please email Julie Bixby if you plan to bring chili. The events group will provide all the fixings (cheese, onions, sour cream, etc...). We'll also have popcorn, ice cream, lemonade, etc... for the non-chili eaters.
We'd also love it if a few people could volunteer to bring corn bread muffins to complement the chili. Please email Julie ( if you would be willing to bring a dozen or so muffins to the event.
Kids are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes if they'd like. Adults too, for that matter.
Kick ball game will start at 6P.
Please check this site the day of the event in case of bad weather. If weather is an issue the rain date will be the following Saturday, November 6th.
Hope to see you all there!! If you have questions, please email Julie.
As a side note, the Events group is planning an adults-only evening/outing for some time in February. More details will be available in the coming months on that event.