Chaska City Hall Bulletin
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Volume 8, Issue 39, December 10, 2015


CURLING CENTER & CROOKED PINT OPEN

With a crowd of over 250 people on Monday, November 30, the Chaska City Council cut the ribbon on opening the Chaska Curling and Event Center.  This was an exciting night. Chaska residents got their first opportunity to view the inside of the building, including the curling facility and event center, as well as to try some of the food and beverages at the Crooked Pint Restaurant. 
 
As part of the festivities that night, representatives from the Council, Park Board, Planning Commission, and Crooked Pint were able to toss the ceremonial first stones onto the ice.  Attendees were also treated to watch several former Olympic curlers practice on the ice and show some of their unique skills.  The evening was a great success and a fun way to kick-start this brand new venue in our downtown area. 
 
The City of Chaska would like to thank everyone who participated over the years in putting this project together to make this dream a reality.  Thanks to the Downtown Master Planning Task Force, Park Board, Planning Commission, Heritage Preservation Commission, and Fire Department.  The City Council was also able to obtain a significant amount of feedback from numerous residents of the community prior to moving forward on the renovation of Firemen’s Park.  Also, a special thank you should go out to the City Staff who were significantly involved in bringing this vision to reality, especially the Chaska Park and Rec Staff led by Tom Redman and Kathy Skinner.  They not only oversaw the construction of the facility, but were also able to focus on the operations of the building and help create a successful venue.  Thank you too to all the other City Departments involved; Public Works, Water and Sewer, Electric, Engineering, Planning, and Finance. 
 
The Curling Center already includes a full league schedule and curling memberships.  Additionally, over 30 events have already been booked for the Event Center, including 20 corporate events in December and January.  These corporate events include an agenda of strategic planning in the morning, lunch at noon at Crooked Pint, and team building activities in the afternoon, through a learn to curl program. 
 
As we move into the winter months, work will continue on the park; most notably the installation of the bridge across Clayhole Lake.  This will occur during the middle of the winter to take advantage of the ice for easier moving of equipment across the water. 
 
A more formal grand opening ceremony is being planned for the building and entire park development this upcoming spring.
 
Chaska residents are highly encouraged to come down and check out the Curling Center, Event Center, and Crooked Pint and take a walk around the park and observe the many amenities the site will have to offer. 
 
Questions about this project may be directed to the Chaska City Administrator, Matt Podhradsky, at 952-448-9200 or matt@chaskamn.com.


APPLICATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR
CHASKA CITY COMMISSION POSITIONS
 

The following Commissions have openings for a three-year term of service in the City of Chaska beginning January 31, 2016:
 
Planning Commission – Three Openings
Park and Recreation Board – Four Openings
Human Rights Commission – Two Openings
Heritage Preservation Commission – Five Openings
 
These are volunteer positions that meet one evening per month.  To request an application of interest or to inquire about specifics, please call Margo Steffel at the City of Chaska at 952-227-7511 or email
Msteffel@chaskamn.com.  The deadline for applications is December 23, 2015.   


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December Holiday Packages Available

Get a holiday meal at a price you can afford!  Thursday, December 17th from 4-6 pm at the Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive. 

FARE FOR ALL is a program that offers great food at great savings to everyone!  There are no income limits.  The more you buy, the more the organization can buy and offer each month to residents at reduced prices. 

Each month special packages of assorted vegetables and fruit and meat are available for purchase.  During the holidays special seasonal packages are being offered also.  The December holiday package includes a 7-9 pound spiral cut ham, a 5.5 lb whole chicken, a beef sausage ring, turkey breakfast sausage, two packages of frozen mixed vegetables, and one Dutch apple pie, all for the great price of $30.  These are name brand products from Golden Plump, Mrs. Smith, Hormel, and more. 

Customers are asked to park at the Community Center and enter the building through the front Theatre door, where you will be given a number and can view the different food options available and decide which package(s) you would like to purchase.  When your number is called, you simply pay for your package, go back out to your car and drive around to the front entrance, where helpful volunteers will load the packages into your vehicle.  Then you're off!  The whole process can take less than half an hour.

See you at the Fare!


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MEETING NOTICES


The Chaska Park Board will meet at 7:00 pm in the Player's Area of the new Curling Center for their December meeting on 12-14-15. 

The Human Rights Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 17 at Chaska City Hall at 6:30 pm.

Your Councilmembers are:
Mayor Mark Windschitl - Mwindschitl@chaskamn.com
Ward 1 Councilmember Paula Geisler - Pgeisler@chaskamn.com
Ward 2 Councilmember Greg Boe - Gboe@chaskamn.com
Ward 3 Councilmember Chris Schulz - Cschulz@chaskamn.com
Ward 4 Councilmember Jay Rohe - Jrohe@chaskamn.com


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