2017 Garage Sale

Thanks for an awesome garage sale year!…

Annual HV Garage Sale — Saturday, May 6th

It’s that time of year once again! The Hidden Valley Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 6th. The advertised hours will 8 am – 4 pm, but as most of you know – there will be early shoppers. This is a great opportunity to clean out the closets, basement, and garage. Residents run their own sales, but no need to advertise individually. We get great traffic through the neighborhood because of the history of the quantity and quality of the sales. Happy selling!

See the garage sale link for more details on items for sale and to add your own!

Proposed New Development Nearby

We wanted to ensure the neighborhood has information about a proposed development that may impact some residents of our association. The area in question is the south side of 73rd street along Harkness Ave. The board takes no position other than to inform the neighborhood about it. Mike Rygh’s proposed residential development plans for the Villas of Hidden Valley project is detailed below.

This project still proposes the platting of 19 lots for single-level houses. Each house would be constructed on a separate parcel of land. The street that will provide access to each of the 19 lots is proposed to be a private street. City water and sanitary sewer will still be constructed for each of the 19 lots. Mr. Rygh has modified the pre-treatment and infiltration storm water ponds, but said pond will still be mostly located on city-owned land north of the 19 lots. All the trees on this 4.76 acre site will still be removed and site grading will occur on the entire site.

The proposed retaining wall along the south property line of Rygh’s proposed development plan has been modified to a two-tier retaining wall design. A privacy fence along this retaining wall is now proposed to be installed at the top elevation of the retaining walls.

A public walkway to the existing 20 foot wide trial corridor that is along the west side of the Hidden Valley neighborhood is not proposed through Rygh’s project. Zac Dockter does not think a trail will be fully developed within this existing 20 foot corridor that is owned by the City.

If you have questions about the project, let me know. A copy of Rygh’s development plans that will be presented to the Planning Commission next Monday, February 27th can be found here.

2017 Hidden Valley Annual Homeowners Meeting

2017 – Hidden Valley Annual Homeowners Meeting
Thursday, January 19th 2017 – 7 pm
Old City Hall Training Room
7516 80th St S CG
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Agenda (partial)
“State of the Hood” open discussion
Election
Landscaping and LawnCare
ACC Report
Violations
Financial Report – Budget review/preview

Please plan on attending.
It’s your neighborhood!

2016 Garage Sale

Annual HV Garage Sale — Saturday, May 7th
It’s that time of year once again! The Hidden Valley Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 7th. The advertised hours will 8 am – 4 pm, but as most of you know – there will be early shoppers. This is a great opportunity to clean out the closets, basement, and garage. Residents run their own sales, but no need to advertise individually. We get great traffic through the neighborhood because of the history of the quantity and quality of the sales. Happy selling!

See the garage sale link for more details on items for sale and to add your own!

2016 – Hidden Valley Annual Homeowners Meeting & Election

HIDDEN VALLEY ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING
Tuesday, January 19th 2016 – 7 pm
Cottage Grove City Hall
Training Room
12800 Ravine Pkwy S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Agenda (partial)

  • “State of the Hood” open discussion
  • Election
  • Landscaping and LawnCare
  • ACC Report
  • Violations
  • Financial Report – Budget review/preview

Board members up for re-election:
1) Brian Bluhm
2) Rick Fryar
3) -open-

To get your name on the ballot for one of these slots as well as the other two open positions please fill out the below form:

Please enter and submit this form if you are interested in having your name added to the upcoming board member election ballot for the Hidden Valley Homeowners Association.

* indicates required field

Please plan on attending.
It’s your neighborhood!

2015 Summer Update

We just wanted to send a quick update of what has been going on this summer in Hidden Valley.

12 ACC Requests with one denial.
Several formal violation letters have been sent out for covenant violations.
There are only 10 outstanding dues.
We have three open spots on the board.

Have a great rest of the summer!

2015 Garage Sale

Thanks for a another great year of selling at the Hidden Valley garage sale!

Annual HV Garage Sale — Saturday, May 2nd
It’s that time of year once again! The Hidden Valley Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 2nd. The advertised hours will 8 am – 4 pm, but as most of you know – there will be early shoppers. This is a great opportunity to clean out the closets, basement, and garage. Residents run their own sales, but no need to advertise individually. We get great traffic through the neighborhood because of the history of the quantity and quality of the sales. Happy selling!

HVHA Directors Election Information

Pursuant to the by-laws of the Association the Board shall consist of 9 directors, Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting to a term of three years. Three Director positions shall be up for election each year.

At the annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 20th, the membership shall vote on three Directors to serve for three year terms. If more than three persons shall put their names forward for election, a secret ballot shall be held of the membership in attendance, one vote per household, with the top 3 vote getters being elected to the Board.

In addition to the three positions up for election, the Board currently has 3 open Director positions. Those person(s) not elected to a three year term may put forth their names for one of these three open positions. If more than 3 persons show interest, another separate ballot shall be held.

At the first regular meeting of the Board in 2015, the Board shall determine and assign the responsibilities of each Director elected. All efforts shall be made to assign responsibilities in accordance with individual interests. Election of officers among the Board will done at this time as well.

Those wishing to run for the Board should make their interest know either in advance (Contact Us), or may put forth their name from the floor at the annual meeting. Any information regarding Board interests, prior Board experience is helpful but not a requirement to run.

Thank you for your interest in serving on the Board

2015-Homeowners Meeting

HIDDEN VALLEY ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING
Tuesday, January 20th 2015 – 7 pm
St. Lukes Church – 7000 Hinton Ave. S, CG

Agenda (partial)

  • “State of the Hood” open discussion
  • Election
  • Landscaping and LawnCare
  • ACC Report
  • Violations
  • Financial Report – Budget review/preview

Please plan on attending.
It’s your neighborhood!

View the postcard