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Annual Spring Potluck & Grove Park Clean Up
3:30 pm - Park Clean Up
4 pm - BBQ & beverages provided homeowners association
2013 Grove Home Tour
9 am - 4 pm
Sponsored by the MN Historical Society and in partnership with the University Grove Homeowners Association
Contact Terri Cermak
Last fall, the U's Forest Ecology class taught by Rebecca Montgomery, 2222 Folwell, removed 3000 kg (6,200 lbs) of buckthorn in the trolley path between Coffman Street and the trolley stairway to Folwell Avenue during their annual buckthorn bust lab and community service event. They also removed buckthorn from 15 Grove properties.
Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, 2098 Folwell, College of Science and Engineering, was appointed to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board by President Obama. She is one of only eight individuals nationwide serving on the board.
For many years, John Ward and Anke Reinders, (pictured below left) 1571 Burton, College of Biological Sciences, have brought senior undergraduate and graduate students to serve as mentors for plant-themed science fair projects at Murray Junior High in St. Anthony Park.
Of seven UMN faculty named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), two are from the Grove:
Robin Wright, 2129 Hoyt, College of Biological Sciences, is an associate dean recognized for significant academic administration contributions and for her research in yeast molecular biology.
Rick Wagner, 1595 Northrop, College of Pharmacy, for his contributions in the field of drug design for new and more effective chemotherapeutic strategies.
Science magazine named a gene-modification technique developed by researcher Daniel Voytas, (pictured below right with Tony Payne), 2197 Folwell, and colleagues as one of 2012's top scientific breakthroughs.
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Residents, including high school students, are encouraged to serve on Falcon Heights commissions. For more info or contact City Administrator Bart Fischer, 651-792-7600.
Get 50% of the building permit fee back for qualified home improvements. The Falcon Heights building inspector verifies the Energy Star rated improvements are installed.
Please remember to remove snow from your sidewalks within 24 hours of snow fall. If you are unable, enlist one of the Grove kids listed in the directory helper list. Or contact Northwest Youth and Family Services, Senior Chore Program, 651-379-3451.
Please help your neighborhood by clearing snow from around your nearest fire hydrant.
The St. Anthony Police Department provides a great service to our community. If you are going on vacation the police will do a premise survey of your property while you are gone. Call the police department during business hours and put your address on their list, 612-782-3350. Please do not call the Falcon Heights City Hall.
Looking for large venues for graduation, birthday, or family gatherings at reasonable prices? Falcon Heights Community Park Building and Shelters, Curtiss Field Building, City Hall Council Chambers, City Hall Kitchen and City Hall Conference Room are available for rent to residents and non-residents all year round. Fees for rental vary based on amenities and facilities being used. Click here for more information.
When planning your exterior improvements, please be mindful of our lease covenants regarding home additions, privacy fences, major landscaping, exterior buildings, and tree removal. These activities, as well as others outlined in the lease, all require approval from our lessor, the University of Minnesota Real Estate Office (REO).
The intent of the lease covenants is to maintain the natural land contours, oak tree clusters and vistas the original landscape architects of the Grove emphasized in the site plan.In addition to maintaining the unique and open landscape of the neighborhood, the approval process also aids in maintaining good relations between neighbors.
If some residents go through the approval process and others don't, this typically does not go unnoticed and, ultimately the REO gets involved, as well as the volunteer University Grove Homeowners Association executive board.
The current lease is linked on the Grove FAQs web page, and the UMN's website under Standard Contracts Library. For questions about the lease or approval process, please email UMN Real Estate Director Sue Weinberg.
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Ben and Carey Bollinger Danielson have two children: Cooper and Sawyer. They attend St. Paul Summit School & Academy where Ben teaches history.
John and Claire Steyaert. John is an UMN art history professor emeritus.
Brent and Heidi Dalzell (pictured right) have two children: Sage and Quin. Brent is a UMN soil scientist. Heidi is a physician at Aspen Medical.
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When digging in the garden this spring, consider donating your sun-loving perennials to the Northrop traffic triangle project. Donations of any kind are always welcome. Contact Rebecca Montgomery about plant and money donations.
Treasurer Don Lee implemented a two year renewal rate for the annual homeowners association dues collection. Thanks to all who have paid 2013 dues.
At publication, 98 households had paid their dues.
The annual dues help pay for our neighborhood events such as Night to Unite, the annual spring park clean up/picnic, annual meeting costs, and the communications officer duties.
Having an association pays off. The deal the association negotiates for garbage collection is about $7 dollars less than if we individually negotiated. That is enough to recoup dues in 3-4 months.
If you haven't yet done so, please make a check payable to UGHA treasurer, 2173 Folwell Avenue.
Pictured left: How Don Lee stays cool under the pressure of collecting annual dues.
The results are in and a consultant’s findings gave a big thumbs-up for Falcon Heights’ volunteer fire department.
The large house fire that destroyed a home in the Grove at 2303 Folwell in February 2011, prompted city officials to fund an analysis by Springsted, Inc. The fire department serves the 7,700 residents of Falcon Heights and Lauderdale from its station at Falcon Heights City Hall, 2077 W. Larpenteur Ave.
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