Chaska City Hall Bulletin
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Volume 8, Issue 40, December 17, 2015


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
   Herritage 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.   Applications may also be accessed on the homepage of the City website at www.chaskamn.com. The deadline for applications is December 23, 2015.   


FORMER CHASKA BUILDING CENTER SITE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

 
Over the past four years, the City of Chaska has been working to help spur redevelop of the former Chaska Building Center site along the north side of Co Rd 61.  The Chaska Building Center went out of business in 2010 as an unfortunate victim of the significant housing market recession. 
 
The City of Chaska felt it was important to remove the old buildings on the site which were beginning to deteriorate and posed a public safety hazard.  Also, the City wanted to find a re-use for the site that would bring more jobs downtown.  With that objective in mind, the City worked with the bank that held the mortgage on the property to help develop a plan to reutilize the site.  The property includes the former Chaska Building Center site seen from Co Rd 61, but also the townhomes developed to the north of the creek and behind the Chaska Building Center site. 
 
The City has been able to help redevelop the residential townhome portion of the site. The first phase was completed about a year ago and is now fully occupied.  The same developer is now looking at completing the second phase of the project this summer. 
 
Approximately one quarter of the old Chaska Building Center site along Co Rd 61 was also reused with the reintroduction of a new mill and cabinet shop from the former Building Center. 
 
That leaves approximately 8 acres left for redevelopment on the site.  The City has been working with a broker to try and re-use the property.  At this time the City is working with United Properties who would like to erect a 100,000 sq ft building between Cuzzy’s and the mill building.  The development would include a significant office component and light industrial.  The main objective in redeveloping the site has always been to introduce more jobs into the downtown area of the City and bring more daytime population into the area to take advantage of the retail and restaurant establishments. 
 
The Chaska Economic Development Authority will be considering a purchase agreement with United Properties on Monday night at the Council meeting.  If United Properties were to move forward with the project, their intent is to start construction in the spring, with the building completed by the end of the summer.  This would be a significant enhancement to this site aesthetically and economically. 
 
The City is very excited about the opportunity to complete the redevelopment of this site and work with United Properties to bring the project to fruition. 
 
Any questions about this item may be directed to the Chaska City Administrator, Matt Podhradsky at Matt@chaskamn.com or by calling 952-448-9200.
 

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FARE FOR ALL

Once again the Chaska Community Center is hosting the monthly Fare for All food shopping event where residents can purchase meat, fruit, and vegetable packages at reduced rates.  These food items are offered at low cost because they are purchased at bulk rates.  All packages contain name brand quality items, such as Hormel and Golden Plump.  Anyone can partake of the event.  There are no income limits. 

The December event is being held TODAY, 12-17-15, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Community Center.  A special holiday package is being offered today for $30 and contains one 7-9 pound spiral cut ham, one 5-6 lb whole chicken, one beef ring sausage, one turkey breakfast sausage, two bags of frozen mixed vegetables, and one Dutch apple pie. 

Patrons are asked to park at the Community Center, enter the building through the Theatre door, grab a number, review the items for sale, and pay the cashier when your number is called.  Then you simply return to your vehicle, drive around to the front of the building, and the packages will be loaded into your vehicle by friendly volunteers.  You should be in and out in less than a half hour with your Christmas holiday fixings!

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CHASKA TOWN COURSE HOLIDAY PRO SHOP SALE

Got a last minute Christmas present to still pick up?  Stop by the Chaska Town Course Pro Shop and pick up a great gift at a great price!  All merchandise is clearance priced.  Lesson certificates and gift cards are also available. 

Store hours are Tuesday - Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 3 pm through December 23rd.  
If you have questions or want to check on a particular item, contact:
Chad D.Weise, PGA
First Assistant Golf Professional
Chaska Town Course
(952)443-3748
cweise@chaskamn.com

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

The City of Chaska would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday and New Year!  It is a pleasure to serve the residents of Chaska and we look forward to another exciting year in 2016. 

Please remember that holiday hours are as follows:

Thursday, December 24th, Closed at Noon
Friday, December 25, Closed
                                                   Thursday, December 31st - Closed at Noon
                                                   Friday, January 1st, Closed

Chaska City Council

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

Chaska City Hall - 952-448-9200
Chaska Community Center - 952-448-5633
Chaska Municipal Services Building - 952-448-4336
Chaska Curling Center - 952-448-3176
Chaska Town Course - 952-443-3748
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