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7244 Hidden Valley Pond S

2020 Easter Egg Hunt Planning

We are starting to plan for a Hidden Valley Homeowner Easter egg hunt for 2020. This will be held in the Hidden Valley Park on March 28th at 10am. It is open to Hidden Valley residents, children, grand children, nephews, and nieces aged 0-14.

We plan on having 3 groups of children hunt in different parts of the park for eggs hidden by our volunteers. We will have candy and age appropriate toys inside of the eggs.

Punch/Cider will be provided and possibly cookies as well after the event. Please vote in our poll with the number of “egg hunters” you plan on bringing to the event. You should get an email shortly with the password for this poll. Go here to vote once you have the password.

Please contact us if you do not see the email by February 17, 2020 and would like to vote.

2020 Annual Meeting

Meeting Minutes have been added

HIDDEN VALLEY ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING

Tuesday, January 21st  2020 – 6:30pm

Park Grove Library (7900 Hemingway Ave S )

Agenda

  • “State of the Hood” open discussion
  • Election
  • Landscaping, Lawncare, Islands
  • Mailboxes and 72nd St Monument
  • ACC Report
  • Violations
  • Financial Report – Budget review/preview
  • Events – we need organizers

Please plan on attending.

It’s your neighborhood!

Letter from Cottage Grove Public Safety Director

https://www.hvha.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Letter-to-Hidden-Valley.pdf

Dear Hidden Valley Resident,

Yesterday was a difficult day for our entire community and we realize it was extremely difficult for you as well. I want to acknowledge and thank you for your patience as investigators worked to piece together a number of incidents that occurred in your neighborhood. I’d also like to apologize to those of you who could not gain access to your homes as detectives investigated throughout the afternoon and evening hours. By nature, these investigations must be both comprehensive and thorough. We, as a department, realize how the investigation impacted and inconvenienced you and your families following a traumatic morning. Thank you again for your patience and understanding, the CGPD truly appreciates it. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 651-458-2850 if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Chief Pete Koerner Cottage Grove Public Safety Director

2019 Garage Sale

Annual HV Garage Sale — Saturday, May 4th

It was a another great year of selling! Thank you everyone that had a sale this year!

It’s that time of year once again! The Hidden Valley Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 4th. 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!

2018 Garage Sale

What a great selling weekend we had this year! I hope everyone got their garages cleaned and a bit of green in their wallets!

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Annual HV Garage Sale — Saturday, May 5th

It’s that time of year once again! The Hidden Valley Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, May 5th. 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!

Upcoming Prairie Site Burn Nearby

The City of Cottage Grove intends to burn prairie sites at Oakwood, Hardwood and Hamlet Parks this spring. Once established, prairies are relatively carefree. Prairies are primarily managed through periodic prescribed burns to remove undesirable woody and weed species, provide rich nutrients to the soil, enhance native habitat and boost the ecological environment for plants, animals and birds.

The prescribed burn will be performed by the company of Minnesota Native Landscapes and/or Stantec. They are both professional native landscape management companies and have performed many burns throughout the Midwest for many years. All applicable licensing and permits are applied for by the contractor and authorized by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The city understands that fires of any type can be scary for homeowners. However, prescribed burns are a common method of management throughout municipals county, state and federal park systems. The safety precautions taken are time tested and minimize any risk to the adjacent neighborhoods. Such things as choosing ideal weather conditions, establishing burn breaks, keeping thousands of gallons of water at the site and having professionals of the industry perform the work make this method of management the most efficient and effective for the city.

The type of fire used is quite often not what people may envision. The fire is kept very low to the ground and rarely rises above 18 inches in height. The fire crew works in stages and does not move more than 10 feet ahead without assuring the fire is completely extinguished behind them. The crew works very fast and most sites in Cottage Grove will be completed in two to six hours. If you wish to further educate yourself on the type of work being performed you can find some good generalized information on prescribed burns on the MN DNR website at the following address:
http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/assistance/backyard/privatelandsprogram/benefits_prescribed_burning.pdf

The end result is a durable and complex grassland that displays beautiful color throughout the seasons, adds character to the landscape, protects against soil erosion, improves water quality and enhances ecological habitat.

If you have any questions or concerns with this work, please contact Zac Dockter (Contact information on the attached PDF)

Annual Homeowner’s Meeting

HIDDEN VALLEY ANNUAL HOMEOWNERS MEETING
Tuesday, January 23th 2017 – 7 pm

Carbone’s Kitchen and Pub
7155 Jorgensen Ln S

Agenda

  • “State of the ‘Hood” address
  • Neighborhood Events
  • Election
  • Landscaping, Mailboxes and LawnCare
  • 72nd Street Monument
  • ACC Report
  • Violations
  • Financial Report – Budget review/preview
  • Annual Meeting – change date?

Come hungry as HVHA will provide the pizza and soup.
You get your own drinks.
Please plan on attending. We have many new homeowners in the neighborhood and it would be great to do some of the fun things we used to do.

It’s your neighborhood! Let’s all make it the best!

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!