First Monday Happy Hour
Happy Hour New Location 
 
Fratello's on Cortez
 
See calendar for details.


Your Village Green Board continues to work for its Members and the enhancement of your Neighborhood
 
Last week, Steve Mapes, our Gov’t Liaison, Patrick McNally, our Maintenance Chair, and I met with Jim McLellan, Director of Public Works and Ross Peterson, Superintendent of Landscape and Grounds regarding the status of the tree and palm replacement for Village Green.  
We are now in the bidding phase of the project. When a bid is accepted the City will proceed in replacing 17 palms from the island north of our main entrance on Village Green Pkwy to 11th Ave W as well as along 18th Ave W and its median before 75th St. They will also add an additional orange Geiger tree to Village Green Pkwy and an oak to 18th Ave W.
We hope this project will be done in time to take advantage of our summer rains.
Thank you to all members of Village Green HOA, for your continued support. Your dues help us continue to see that your neighborhood retains its beauty and charm.
This project is just an example of what your Board does for you, the Association member, to add beauty to your community and increase your home’s value for many years to come.
Kay McNally
President
 
ABOUT DEED RESTRICTIONS...
VGHA does have Deed Restrictions, which are filed with Manatee County.
Unfortunately, VGHA is a Voluntary HOA, so enforcement legally is required by the individual residents taking legal action against their violating neighbor vs. the Association doing so.  The Association can support Resident Members taking action against violators with legal fees and support.
VGHA sends letters to violators to bring their properties up to Community Standards. A majority comply, some don't. Rental properties are an issue in VG. This issue of rental property in Village Green is of major concern, and one reason we are working on rewriting our Deed Restrictions. Other reasons are to bring Village Green into compliance with newer Bradenton city ordinances (i.e. fence height).
If your neighbor does not appear to be meeting our Community Standards (see this website, association tab, see Deed Restriction Policy 1.0, adopted May 13, 2014 at the bottom of the tab) submit your concerns to Dave Williams, the Community Standards Chair at standards@vgha.org for follow up.
If your neighbor is not maintaining their property in accordance with the Standards, lawns, clean roofs, cars parked on the lawn, trash, etc. the most effective way to resolve the issue is for your equally concerned neighbors to confront the neighbor in a neighborly constructive way suggesting that their property is possibly degrading the property values of the balance of the neighborhood. Ask if there is anything the nearby neighbors can do to help the Resident improve their property's condition to meet the Standards. Perhaps they are short of funds for improvement, are unaware of the Standards or are physically unable to improve the conditions.
You cannot expect the Association to enforce every requirement. It's your street and if it is negatively impacted by another Resident, step up and positively attempt to resolve the issue. It is in everyone's best interest to improve the value of homes in Village Green.
As for Mirabella, they are contributing $17 per quarter per occupied home to VGHA.
And for those of you who don't want Deed Restrictions, why did you purchase a home in a Deed Restricted neighborhood? Was it because the home and yard were well-maintained? The neighborhood looked cohesive and beautiful?  You can thank Deed Restrictions for that! If you don't want Deed Restrictions, move to a neighborhood without them, don't tear this one down.
 
Kay McNally, President
 
 
Once-a-week water restrictions
Beginning June 5 our area moves to once-a-week watering. Click here to view. Also available by going to About>Moving and Living Here>Moving Here Helpful Links>Water Restrictions.
 
New Evacuation Zones include ALL of Village Green.
Hurricane  Season begins June 1. Click here for Hurricane Readiness information. Also by going to About>Moving and Living Here>Living Here Helpful Links and Phone Numbers>Manatee County.
 
Click here to see new Evacuation Zones for Manatee County. Also by going to About>Moving and Living Here>Living Here Helpful Links and Phone Numbers>Manatee County>Evacuation Zones & Route Maps.
 
Residents may want to check insurance coverage for flooding due to surge and surface water inundation.
 
Summer 2017 edition of The Villager Newsletter available! Click here.
 


Welcome to your VGHA.org Website!
 
This website is the VGHA’s primary means of communication with our Members. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the website and its features.
 
To reach pages restricted to Members Only, please use Login at the top right of the page if you are a VG homeowner. Please do not use Register if you are a VG homeowner as Register is for new Advertisers who wish to purchase advertising space on this website.
 
 
Reminders: 
Please set @vgha.org as a safe sender to your email address.
For those with Earthlink email: Spam control is causing our emails to some of you to bounce.   


 
Check out Event Registration and Calendar
 
The new website’s features include Calendar and Event Registration.
  • Register for an event online from Calendar or Event Registration, and receive a confirmation by email.
  • Add the event/activity to your personal Gmail or Outlook calendar directly from Calendar or Event Registration.
  • See a list of registered attendees under the event. Contact friends to encourage them to register. Most Social Committee events have limited seating available.
  • Receive a reminder email prior to the event! 
  • Event Registration tracks total reservations and provides automatic cutoff when the maximum number have registered.
  • Organizers receive a count and printout of attendees.
 
We are now using the new VGHA website exclusively (and not Nextdoor) for our events/activities to take full advantage of our website’s Calendar and Event Registration features.
 

 
New Website Highlights  More>>
 
Not receiving VGHA Emails? Don't miss out on important emails about the Newsletter, Dine-Out Events, Meetings and Dues Notices!
 
When an email is sent via a distribution email list, email providers sometimes send those emails to Junk/Spam instead of Inbox.
 
Several members sent emails to the webmaster because they didn't think they were on our email distribution list. When asked to look in their Junk/Spam folders, they found the emails in the VGHA emails. After adding @vgha.org to their Safe Senders list, the emails began showing up in their respective Inboxes.
 
If you haven't received email notices about the Newsletter or about the Dine-Outs, please check your Junk/Spam folder. And, to make sure VGHA emails show up in your Inbox in the future... 
 
Please add @vgha.org to your Email Safe Senders list. 
 
 
 


 
For Login and Password assistance, please email webmaster@vgha.org.
Hint: When changing your Password, use a capitalized letter for the first character. This reduces errors when logging in.
 

 
 
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Please patronize our VGHA.org website Advertisers!
 
Go to the top navigation bar and Select Resources.
Under Resources, select our Advertiser Pages:
  • Sponsors
  • Business Directory
  • Properties for Sale/Rent 
Our advertisers help pay for this website!
News
The Villager Newsletter for Summer 2017
Posted on Jun 1st, 2017 Comments (1)
Click here to read the Summer Villager Newsletter.
 
First Monday Happy Hour at Fratello's
Posted on May 26th, 2017 Comments (0)
HH Flyer with new location
 
The Villager Newsletter for Spring 2017
Posted on Mar 9th, 2017 Comments (0)
The 2017 Spring edition of the Villager Newsletter is posted. Click her to go to Newsletters.
 
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Would you like to get involved in our Community, meet your neighbors and have fun? Read about volunteer opportunities on this page to find something that suits you.
 
There’s no right or wrong reason to volunteer. Some people volunteer because a particular cause is close to their heart, some people volunteer to stay fit and active, others to pass on or learn new skills. One benefit of volunteering is consistently true -- all volunteers make new friends and have fun.
 
Choose among many flexible opportunities to suit you and your lifestyle.  You decide whether to volunteer for a one off event, or an action day, or a few hours a week, or a few hours a month - it is up to you.
 
Volunteering is fun, satisfying and flexible.
 
Joining a Committee is easy
Login and Select Your Profile from the upper right corner of the screen next to your name. On the Your Profile Page, look on the left side under Welcome and Select Update Profile. Find the Committees Section.  In front of the Committee(s) names, you will find boxes. When you find the Committee(s) you'd like to join, Select the box (and this inserts an "x" in the box). Select SAVE at the bottom of the page. This will place you on the Committee Member List, and you will receive emails from the Committee Chair (or acting Chair) concerning Meeting Times and Dates.