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Author Archives: Robbie Wigley
The city is planning on implementing the maintenance of the storm ponds this fall. Luckily for us, Valley Pond is on the list of the first to be addressed. A utility fee was assessed two years ago designed in part … Continue reading
On Friday, May 13th I got this note from Earlyne and Gene alerting me to the baby ducks spotted on the pond. We have all been waiting for the first sighting but none of us expected this. Hi-In case you … Continue reading
I thought I would put together a group of photos I have been able to get of several birds visiting me this year. These are the times I wish I had a better camera and lenses. If you have pictures, … Continue reading
I just about had a heart attack on Friday when this small hawk hit the windows in our living room. I have taken some precautions to make sure this doesn’t happen by putting stickers on all the surfaces of the … Continue reading
I just ran across this instructive video on the proper way to mulch around a tree. We have quite a few young trees in the Association that may need to be checked. It is a pretty simple fix.
According to the Home Safety Council’s State of Home Safety in America Report, fires and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional home injury and related deaths. Fire safety and survival begin with everyone in your household being prepared. … Continue reading
Join us for a VPTA Board Meeting. Everyone is welcome Nov 9 Gene Moninger Dec 14 Anne Krause Jan 11 Jim Anderson Feb 8 Susan Bauer March 8 Leslie Selvy April 12 Jim Pence May 10 Annual Meeting June 14 … Continue reading
Brian Welch, GIS Technician for the City of Northfield, has this update in Northfield City Administrator Joel Walinski’s June 25 Friday Memo: Stormwater Pond Rehabilitation Assessment The City has contracted with Barr Engineering to help the city develop a prioritization … Continue reading
The folling is a link to the 2010-11 VPTA Meeting Locations. We still need locations for the Feb, Mar and Apr. meetings. Please let Sherry Freking know or use the contact us page from this website, if you can host … Continue reading
The Star and Tribune has long article in today’s paper that some metro areas have storm-water ponds that are chemical soups of pesticides, fertilizers, pet wastes, oil, grease and other contaminants. Driveway sealants play a big part in this contamination. … Continue reading
Arbor Day Tree Giveaway of Native Tree Saplings April 30 & May 1 @ Just Food Friday, April 30, 3-6p.m. AND Saturday, May 1, 10am-1pm (or until they run out of trees) in the front of the store, 516 Water … Continue reading
Harvey Reynolds will be here tomorrow morning, Monday July 20th, to sealcoat our driveways. Please make sure to keep your cars parked in the garage or out on the street. You might want to close your window too!
A few weeks ago Griff posted about the deer around the pond. This is an afternoon picture of a young doe; she was bumping the feeders with her nose to get the seed to spill. I was just barely quick enough to … Continue reading
We will be discussing the present state of our lawn care at the June 9th Board Meeting. Sherry Freking has done some research for this discusion that would be helpful to take a look at so everyone has the same … Continue reading
Agenda for June 9th, 2009 VPTA Meeting Old Business: Nomination and election of officers Review of committee members Review of audit committee report Insurance quote Flowers for Jean Leese – Sherry New Business: Fire in bldg. 2 Driveway sealcoating … Continue reading