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Headed by: Karen Stuart - Board Liaison, Architectural Control Committee (ACC)
Unit 133 • 952-934-0076 •

Maintaining your home requires repairs and replacement of various parts of the unit’s exterior. No structure, building, addition, deck, patio, fence, wall, enclosure, window, exterior door, or any other exterior replacements, improvements, or alterations (visible from the exterior of the unit) are to be started until an application (explained at Application Forms) has been submitted and approved by the Architecture Control Committee (and the Board, depending upon the application).

It is the ACC Committee’s responsibility to work with you to make this a smooth process. To help streamline the application process the ACC has divided the Units to work with Committee Members as indicated below:

 PODs  Name  Email
  A, B, C  Amy Czechowicz
  H, L, M  Jan Stephens
  D, E, F  Trudy Smith
  G, I  Donna Glasrud
  J, K  Karen Stuart
  1. Homeowners will send the online application to the ACC Committee Member who is covering their unit.
  2. ACC Committee reviews the request at their monthly meeting.
  3. The ACC Member will then contact the homeowner with updates and results. Some applications will require Board approval.

It is our belief that this process will help applicants understand the standards in our association by-laws and streamline the process of exterior improvement.

Thank you for adhering to our process!


Headed by: Bruce Dahlen - Board Liaison, Facilities Maintenance Committee
Unit 164 • 507-271-6228 •

Board Member and Committee are responsible for electric lines and pole lights, garage lights on outside of townhouses, water and sewer lines, driveways, sidewalks, steps, retaining walls and mail boxes.


Headed by: Trudy Smith - Board Liaison, Grounds Committee
Unit 150 • 862-220-8286 •

Landscaping is concerned with the use of the grounds outside the units, such as plants in the ground, rocks, stones, and any other use outside the unit that comes in contact with the ground. This falls under the Grounds Committee. Landscaping in front of the unit is not covered with the ACC standards. All information pertaining to landscaping may be requested from the Grounds Committee, and planting and any modifications to the landscaping must be approved by Grounds Committee in advance.

 PODs  Name  Email
 A, B, C  Carole Gaskell
 D, E, F  Gary Streich
 G, I  Donna Glasrud
 H, L, M  Gary Konkler
 J,K.         Trudy Smith


Foundation and landscaping guidelines here

Foundation landscaping application here


Homes Maintenance

Headed by: John Reynolds - Board Liaison, Homes Maintenance
Unit 111 • 612-270-0559 •

The Homes Maintenance Committee is concerned with ensuring all homes are kept in good repair. It looks for painting and deterioration of siding, chimneys, and other unit structures. Maintaining your home in good repair is not covered with the ACC standards.

Paint Standards  

 PODs  Name  Email
 A, B, D  John Reynolds, Board Liaison
 C, F  Terri Tharp, Chair
 E, G  George Stuart
 H, I  Patrick Reynolds
 J, K  Betty Murphy
 L, M  Todd Vigil


Insurance, Parking, Dog Sanitation

These issues are handled by the Association Vice President. See contact information here.


Headed by: Sandy Larson - Board Liaison, Recreation
Unit 149 • 952-892-3855 •

Board Liaison and Committee are responsible for the Pavilion, game court, swimming pool, tennis court, and the "tot lots". As a resident of Birnamwood, there is no need to search for a picnic Pavilion, pool or tennis court off-site, we have it all. The pool is a great place to cool off during a hot summer day, take a walk around the ring road, hike in the woods, or how about a workout with a game of tennis or golf? And don't forget the Community Garden: Grow your own favorite veggies!  Birnamwood is a unique place: a space to be alone in this beautiful setting or join the community events and meet your neighbors. We look forward to seeing you.


Headed by: Robert O'Connell - President, Board Liaison, Security
Unit 105 • 952-215-2589 •

Please address and security concerns to Robert O'Connell.

Welcome Committee

Headed by: Mary Mertz - Secretary, Board Liaison Welcome Committee
Unit 229 • 952-736-3514 •

The Welcome Committee will call a new resident in Birnamwood, to schedule an informational meeting. This meeting is important as it provide new residents an opportunity to ask questions and receive important information. During these friendly visits the new resident is given a Birnamwood directory, which is a detailed guide to living in our community. It provides information on things such as waste and recycle collection dates, where to send monthly dues check, use of grills on decks, architectural changes, guest parking availability, pool pavilion reservations and other important information to make living in Birnamwood a wonderful experience.