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Posted on: December 6, 2018

City Council Meeting Recap

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At the December 3rd Chaska City Council meeting, the Chaska City Council adopted a resolution approving the concept plans for City Square West and two alternate Chaska Library sites. 

Concept plans highlighted the proposed development of City Square West, which is a city block that currently houses City Square Center, Klein (Old National) Bank and the U.S. Post Office. The designs showed a mix of residential, commercial and public space. A focal point of the project, the public space would be programmable for community events and activities. 

The library sites under consideration have been narrowed down to the Chaska License Center and the eastern half of the Guardian Angels School block. The Chaska License Center site was presented as the preferred location, and the Guardian Angels School block was the secondary option.

Community Development Director Kevin Ringwald mentioned that Monday’s resolution was just the start for the projects. 

Visit the City Square West web page to view concept plans, a project overview and next steps.

Other Business:

  • City Administrator Matt Podhradsky presented the proposed 2019 tax levy and General Fund budget during the Truth in Taxation public hearing. Visit our Truth in Taxation page for more information, including video of the presentation. The City Council will consider adopting the 2019 budget and tax levy at the December 17th City Council meeting. 
  • The City Council also discussed the process of filling the potential Ward 2 vacancy. Greg Boe, the current Ward 2 Council Member, was elected earlier in November as the representative for District 47B in the Minnesota State House of Representatives. Council Member Boe has stated his intention to resign his council seat on January 7, 2019. Council Members discussed timelines and scenarios related to filling the potentially open seat. 

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