Valley Ridge

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Announcements

Annual Meeting Update

March 16, 2020

As we navigate through this unprecedented chain of events, we are postponing all annual meetings until further notice.
Once everything is back to normal, we will evaluate and schedule accordingly. At this time, we ask that everyone take the necessary precautions to be safe.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

If your HOA dues have not yet been paid, they are now considered late.
Please make payment as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Spring is on the horizon!!! Hopefully the weather will begin to warm up soon!

February 20, 2020

Spring is on the horizon!!! Hopefully the weather will begin to warm up soon!

Invoices for 2020 dues were sent out in December and payment was due on January 31st. If you have not yet received your dues letter, please feel free to reach out; shoagland@dsirealestate.com. We are currently scheduling the 2020 annual meetings and will be sending the notice along with the 2019 year end financials. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

2020 Budget

December 12, 2019

We are currently preparing the budget for 2020.
Please keep an eye out for the 2020 budget in your mail as you should receive it soon.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Now Offering Online Payments!

March 28, 2019

Conveniently view and pay your dues online for free with an e-check!
Please contact DSI Real Estate Group at (608) 226-3060 to register.

Ash Tree Stump Removal and Tree Re-planting Process

April 16, 2019

After a tree has been removed, a Forestry Specialist will inspect the site to see if the tree can be replaced. They’ll look at any potential conflicts with utilities, spacing, private trees, etc. After the inspection, they’ll leave a green door tag on the house closest to the tree; the door tag indicates whether it will be a replacement or no replacement site. If a tree can be replaced, the Specialist will paint a green “T” on the curb for the approximate location.
For both replacement and no replacement sites, the Forestry section will enter information about the stump into our work order system. The City’s Streets Division needs this information to determine where and how deep to grub the stump. (For instance, we usually have Streets grub 18” for a replacement site, in order to accommodate the new tree.) The location is then added to Streets’ grubbing queue, and they’ll schedule the removal as time and resources allow.
Finally, if the tree is tentatively scheduled for a replacement, Forestry aims to plant a replacement tree within three planting seasons. We plant trees in spring and fall.
That’s the overall process. For the ash trees specifically in your area, I can see that a Forestry Specialist hasn’t done the replacement inspections yet. You can therefore keep an eye out for the green door tag; once you receive that, you can expect that the stumps will be in the queue for Streets shortly thereafter. For trees that are being replaced, the green door tag will also indicate the tentative planting time (e.g., Spring 2020).
We sometimes have residents ask about cost – there is no cost to the homeowner for either stump grubbing or the replacement tree.

Thanks, and let me know if you have any other questions,
Tesha Zimmerman
Forestry Program Assistant
City of Madison – Forestry
1402 Wingra Creek Parkway
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 266-4816
tzimmerman@cityofmadison.com

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