The Grove E-news is published every other month. The January and March 2011 E-news are online.
The MN Historical Society will conduct mid-century modernism drive by trolley tours that include the Grove on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.–noon. If any residents would like to attend one of these tours at the member rate of $20, contact Aleah Vinick.
Select Grove homes on tour co-sponsored by the MN Historical Society. Limited tickets available for residents.
Annual Grove Spring Picnic/Park Clean Up
(same weekend as the Saturday St. Anthony Park Art Fair)
The UGHA will provide grilled items and beverages again this year for the annual spring picnic and park clean up. Residents are asked to bring a rake, garden gloves and a dish to share. Watch for an e-flyer with more information.
Falcon Heights Block Party (formerly National Night Out)
Roadmap to Net Zero Emissions
Wednesday, May 25
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Van Cleve Park Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
901 - 15th S.E.
A presentation and discussion by o-chairs of the Twin Cities Campus Sustainability Committee :
Emily Hoover, horticulture professor and department head
Mike Berthelsen, Facilities Management associate vice president will discuss:
• What is the status of the University’s air emissions today?
• How will we get to climate neutrality at the Twin Cities campus?
• What’s happening with coal as a fuel for heating and cooling?
• What’s the energy future for the campus?
• How does this align with other sustainability initiatives?
MNHS will set aside tickets for residents at the member rate (tentatively $25), available on a first come/first served basis, up to two weeks prior to the event; any unclaimed tickets will be released to the general public i.e., MHS members.
This mockup is not an actual representation of species, but all plant and design choices will be based on easy maintenance (i.e., site appropriate-ness), aesthetics, ease of use, and traffic sight lines. The triangle is 575 sq. ft. and large enough for a pathway.
Saturday, May 21st is tentatively scheduled as a work day for site preparation and planting. Donations of time, materials or money will be accepted on site. For more information, contact: Rebecca Montgomery
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• referrals for exterior house painters
• traffic triangle planting plans details
• request for mortgage refinancing resources and our leasehold agreement
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At the 2010 annual meeting, the incoming officers were charged with updating the homeowner's association by-laws this year. Grove Vice-president Kevin Silverstein agreed to lead the effort and asked long-time residents to participate: Sue Gehrz (2285 Folwell), a former Falcon Heights city council member and mayor for a total of 17 years; Susan Hoyt (2217 Folwell), a former Falcon Heights city manager; and Russ Hobbie (2151 Folwell), a Grove homeowners association president in 1973-74 and 2005-07.
They met on April 21 to do an initial revision of the bylaws. The main changes will involve:
1. splitting the secretary/treasurer into two separate board positions.
2. adding the UGIO and job duties.
3. removing the need for a quorum at the annual meeting, while still preserving the ability for everyone to make their votes count (e.g. via absentee ballots in advance of the meeting).
By the end of September, the committee will e-mail the recommended by-law changes to all residents for their review.
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