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Bradenton Update--February 2024
Posted on Feb 14th, 2024
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Grow-zine for February 2024
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2024
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Manatee Libraries February Newsletter
Posted on Feb 2nd, 2024
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A Beautiful Thank You From Our Daily Bread
Grow-zine for December 2023
Posted on Dec 2nd, 2023
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Please Consider Becoming a Board Member!!
Posted on Nov 14th, 2023
Please consider becoming a VGHA board member! We have two open spots. Officer positions are determined by the board members at the end of the January 13 Annual Meeting so interested candidates do not "run" for a position. However, we will definitely be looking for Secretary. If you wish to serve in some capacity, please CLICK HERE to fill out the form and return to the address on the form by December 31.
 
And thank you all so much for your support of VGHA and its efforts to Keep Village Green a Beautiful Place to Live.
Instructions on How to Pay Your 2024 Membership Dues
Posted on Nov 5th, 2023
There are two ways to pay your dues and renew your membership:
 
First: You can pay online; service fees are waived. Do not use the Explorer browser as it is not up-to-date and will result in errors. You must login first. Click the READ MORE link below to view further instructions.
 
Second: If you prefer to mail your membership dues, the form for that is HERE.
Manatee Libraries August Newsletter
Posted on Aug 3rd, 2023
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Manatee Libraries June Newsletter
Posted on Jun 3rd, 2023
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City of Bradenton Police Department Reminders
Posted on May 9th, 2023
 
The Bradenton police would like all members of the Village Green community to be vigilant about securing bicycles. There have been a few reports lately about stolen bikes. When left unlocked and in plain sight, even good kids feeling mischievous can be tempted on a dare to take a bike. 
 
The police advise that everyone who owns a bicycle take the time to write down the serial numbers and keep them in a safe place. A stolen bike can be traced through that number if it turns up at a bike shop even if that shop ends up being in a different state. But the best course of action is to lock up bikes because these are not professionals in our neck of the woods, they are opportunists. If you have a garage for storage, that's even better.
 
Report thefts, or any other suspicious activity you might witness, by calling the non-emergency number: 941-932-9300.
Report Suspicious Activity to the Police
Posted on May 9th, 2023
 
Call the non-emergency number 941-932-9300 to report any suspicious activity in our Village Green neighborhood. Most of what has been reported is petty crime perpetrated by juveniles. Lock your cars at night; absolutely NEVER leave firearms in your cars; and lock up bikes. 
An Appeal From Our Vice President--Suzanne Levesque
Posted on Apr 13th, 2023
 
This note is a gentle reminder of the world around us, as you take a ride in your car, bike or run or walk around the VG community...what do you always see for the most part? You see a community that takes pride in their homes, their property and their community as a whole. That is why most people came to live here. But as of late it has been greatly taken advantage of.
 
Dues, although optional, help to keep our common areas neat and clean. Electricity is needed for lights to light our signs. Electricity is also needed to generate sprinklers that in turn water the grass and flowers to keep things green and pretty. Landscaping keeps our community looking sharp and prestigious and sets us apart from other communities. This brings your home values up as well as keeps the neighborhood safe for a community that shows it cares by keeping intruders away.  
 
Without dues, our pathways and signs will grow dark; our plants will wither and the grass will grow into straw.
 
Without landscaping, our pathways will become weed infested, and our trees will not be trimmed and will become unmanageable and dangerous during storms.
 
If you say, "I’ll just move when the community deteriorates," ponder this question when you join that next HOA: Was it worth it to pay $100 a year and maintain community standards as opposed to community dictatorship and monthly association fees? 
 
Our common areas are for everyone--the single-family homes as well as the condo sections, as well as Mirabella! We are more than a 1,000-resident community. We all access our common areas at least two times a day.  Think about the first thing you feel heading down community area's main roads and you decide.
 
Our dues payers for this year are currently a little less than 50 per cent. It’s the lowest participation it's ever been. It’s your choice. Please support your Village Green community! It's a Beautiful Place to Live!!
 
Thank you for your time in reading this, I hope you will take the time to take that drive.
 
Suzanne Levesque
Vice President, Village Green Homeowners Association
 
Grow-zine for March 2023
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2023
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February 13, 2023 Board Agenda
Posted on Feb 13th, 2023
 
 
Dear Neighbors,
 
Our new Board President Charles Andrews will be presiding over his first meeting since being appointed. Please join us this evening to keep yourselves informed about what is happening in your community and what your Village Green board is doing to keep our neighborhood A Beautiful Place to Live! Learn a bit more about Charles by clicking HERE to read the letter of introduction he has written, which will also appear in the Spring edition of The Villager newsletter.
 
Tonight's Board Agenda
February 13, 2023 @ 7:00pm
Via ZOOM (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89952766151? pwd=emlKa2d2UjhuNXo0S1paaVhOdGVhQT09 
Meeting ID: 899 5276 6151 Passcode: 920392)
 
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Grow-zine for February 2023
Posted on Feb 1st, 2023
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January 2023 Grow-Zine
Posted on Jan 6th, 2023
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A Great National Night Out With the Bradenton Police Department
Posted on Oct 20th, 2022
Village Green residents participated in the Bradenton Police Department's National Night Out on October 18. All Bradenton residents are encouraged to keep themselves informed as to what the department does for its citizens each and every day. Like their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BradentonPD) subscribe to their Twitter feed (@BradentonPD) and be supportive of your local law enforcement team.
 
To Nighttime Walkers, Runners, Bikers, etc…
Posted on Sep 18th, 2022
 
Please be aware that you are not always clearly visible to drivers. We still have drivers who run stop signs and speed during the day and night. Nowadays drivers are distracted by phone, day dreaming, etc.. and may not see you. It is dark in certain parts of the neighborhood. Please wear something reflective, glowing etc… so you are obviously visible to prevent an accident.
National Night Out With The Bradenton Police Department
Posted on Sep 14th, 2022
Manatee Libraries June Newsletter
Posted on Jun 8th, 2022
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COB SOLID WASTE RECYCLING COLLECTION UPDATE
Posted on Jun 1st, 2022
As of June 3, 2022 there is no recycle pickup. Instead, there will be drop off containers for recycling where City of Bradenton residents can take their recycling and drop them off in marked containers. At this point, we have no idea where the nearest container will be located as the installation on 9th has been canceled. The best course of action is to visit https://cityofbradenton.com/solidwaste to check for updates.
 
Our Fifth Little Free Library!
Posted on Apr 12th, 2022
 
We absolutely LOVE our Little Free Libraries!! Located at the end of 10th Ave W off of Village Green Parkway, our newest addition is large and roomy. But we're betting it won't take long for this sweetie to be as bulging and busy as our other four.
 
When Section 1 president, Vivian Sauter, said she wanted a library near by that was colorful, vice president Don Rose got to work. Built from scratch, he installed the structure just a few days ago. The book fairies discovered it right away and there are already several volumes awaiting discovery.
Manatee Libraries March Newsletter
Posted on Mar 9th, 2022
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Everyone's Talking About Garbage
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2022
Please bookmark the following link for weekly reference about garbage, recycling, and yard waste.
For a quick reference list on what can and can not be recycled, click the Read More link.
Vacation Rental License Requirement Approved In Bradenton
Posted on Feb 11th, 2022
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Your City of Bradenton Hard at Work
Posted on Feb 10th, 2022
 
Print This Out For Easy Reference
Posted on Jan 25th, 2022
The Green Acres Brigade Will Strike Again!
Posted on Jan 14th, 2022
Saturday, January 15 from 8AM to 10AM
 
 
Green Acres Brigade will start at the north end of Village Green Parkway at the monument with the flags. We will work our way south on Village Green and if we have time, we will go down to 18th and work our way east from 75th Ave. Even if you can only come for an hour or something, that will still help! Any help is much appreciated! Thank you for any time you can contribute!
 
City of Bradenton's Interactive Crime Rate Chart
Posted on Jan 11th, 2022
Village Green is a Safe Neighborhood
 
 
CLICK HERE to view an interactive map of Bradenton's crime rate.  Bradenton receives an overall rating grade of B for a city of its size. The Village Green area between Manatee and 18th Avenues, and 75th and 59th Streets, has an A/A- rating.
Decible Ordinance in Bradenton
Posted on Jan 11th, 2022
How Loud is Too Loud?
 
 
The current ordinance, adopted 10 years ago, prohibits amplified sounds greater than 65 decibels between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. in residential areas. Other sounds can reach 75 decibels. ... The decibel level is to be measured from the property line of the source of the sound that is closest to the property of the person who lodged a complaint.
Manatee Libraries January Newsletter
Posted on Jan 11th, 2022
ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING! Bring Your Lawn Chair and a Beverage
Posted on Jan 9th, 2022
Our Fourth Little Free Library!
Posted on Jan 7th, 2022
 
Dr. Seuss once said, "The more that you read, the more things you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
 
Tom the dog has always dreamed of traveling the world, but sadly, COVID has put a damper on his plans. His sisters, Ella and Maggie, came up with a plan to brighten up his days! Located in the park at 72nd & 20th is a new Little Free Library designed by the two little girls! Tom lent a helping paw, but there's only so much a pup can do with a paint brush. Please come visit and bring a book or two to trade out! There is even a story wish list pad for those avid readers who can't wait to find a new adventure!
 
Charles and Sarah Andrews volunteered to complete the structure. While on a walk, check it out just north of the Pointe West entrance on the south side of Village Green.
Need a Job? City Workers Needed
Posted on Jan 5th, 2022
Notice a Problem in Your Neighborhood?
Posted on Jan 5th, 2022
Change in Bulk PickUp Policy for Garbage
FOOD DRIVE--December 16-19
Posted on Dec 14th, 2021
 
A larger number of people desperately need food but cannot afford to buy the things they need, especially now during the holidays. We would like to help. We are having a FOOD DRIVE from December 16-19. We have one location for the drop-off, clearly marked with a BIG RED Donation Can, right next to the mailbox at the corner of 63rd and 11th. Please bring your non-perishable food items and pop them into the BIG RED Donation Can starting on Thursday. Don Rose, our VGHA Vice-President, will be picking up the donations on a daily basis. We will be taking all donations to: Our Daily Bread of Bradenton.
FPL Reaches Proposed Settlement Agreement for 2022-2025 Rates
Posted on Aug 13th, 2021
From John Haney, Customer Solutions at Florida Power and Light
 
 
The Villager--Summer 2021
Posted on Jul 6th, 2021
Trash and Recycling Pick Up Dates
Posted on May 4th, 2021
2021 Amended and Restated ByLaws
Posted on Apr 19th, 2021
 
Now available on the Legal Documents page.
New Estoppel Contact Information
Posted on Apr 19th, 2021
 
A new an easy way obtain a master association estoppel on Village Green single family and condo properties. Condos will need a second estoppel from the specific condo section.
The Villager--April 2021
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2021
Link to Amazon Smile
Posted on Mar 15th, 2021
By linking your Amazon account to Amazon Smile, you can automatically make donations to local charities with every Amazon purchase. Read more
Supporting Your Bradenton Police Department
Posted on Mar 15th, 2021
There is only one way to donate to the Bradenton Police Department. Read More
VGHA Now on Facebook
Posted on Mar 15th, 2021
On Facebook, search Village Green Homeowners Association or CLICK HERE for direct link.
Look for the newsfeed GRAY boxes, illustrated by the screenshot in this post, to view the latest news on the website.
 
Another Little Free Library Comes to VG
Posted on Feb 3rd, 2021
Located at the end of Village Green Parkway on 18th Avenue.
Our Site Is Now Fully Secure
Posted on Oct 28th, 2020
Up until today, when visiting our site, you probably noticed a tag in the URL labeled "Not Secure." Our site has always been secure in terms of transactions, however, without an actual secure certificate code installed, there was an impression that it was not secure.
 
That is no longer the case. The certificate has been installed, which will hopefully now give everyone who visits the assurance that visiting our pages poses no threat at all.
 
Happy browsing!
Board Meetings Through Google Hangouts
Posted on Oct 19th, 2020
Due to the Corona Virus, VGHA Board meetings are being conducted electronically through Google Hangouts until further notice.
Please Get Involved With Your Neighborhood
Posted on Oct 19th, 2020
It's not magic! Your neighborhood only gets better and better when you get involved. There are so many things you can do to help keep your neighborhood beautiful. Please watch for upcoming community beautifying events by checking out the signs posted on Village Green Parkway at the corners of both 11th Avenue and 18th Avenue.
 
Village Green needs you!
 
Volunteers Needed
Posted on Oct 19th, 2020
We have a full board!! We need volunteers for various areas so please consider volunteering in order to bring new ideas to help make our community better!
 
Village Green volunteers used to do a lot of good work through committees.  A lot of hours were donated to maintain our HOA. Because we have  had so few volunteers, many have done double duty, joining and working on multiple committees as well as board member duty.  We need more help with pretty much every committee!  If you’re interested in participating in any committee activities, please visit our Board of Directors page and email one of them.  Please keep in mind that ALL help is appreciated.  If you have limited time, or limited interest, the committees will accept whatever you have to offer!  With thanks!
 
The Grounds Maintenance Committee is responsible for negotiating our landscaping and maintenance work done on the common grounds.  They assist with repair and maintenance of the sprinkler system and the electrical grid that operates the sprinklers.  They also oversee the landscaping of the common grounds.