Chaska City Hall Bulletin

Volume 9, Issue 6, March 17, 2016


  • In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is a religious holiday similar to Christmas and Easter.
  • Erin go Bragh translates to "Ireland forever."
  • The very first St. Patrick's Day parade was not in Ireland. It was in Boston in 1737.
  • The largest parade in the United States, held since 1762, is in New York City, and draws more than one million spectators each year.
  • Over 100 US cities hold a parade every year. Some of the other biggest St. Patrick's Day parades are in Chicago, Illinois and Savannah, Georgia.
  • In 1948 President Truman became the first president to attend a St. Patrick‚Äôs Day parade.
  • The Cty of Chicago goes so far to celebrate that they dye their river green.
  • Green is associated with Saint Patrick's Day because it is the color of spring, of Ireland, and of the shamrock.
senior driver


A driver safety course for individuals age 55 or older is being held at the Lodge in the Chaska Community Center on Tuesday, March 22nd from 5:30 - 9:30 pm.  

This program, developed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is designed to refine existing skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques.  Completion of this course qualifies seniors for a 10% discount on automobile insurance premiums. 

Register at the CCC front desk, online, or at The Lodge.  The fee of $20 for Community Center members, or $24 for non-members includes AARP materials and facility usage.



On Wednesday, March 23, from 10-11 am, the Chaska Community Center will host a Tot Time Adventure Easter Party for kids from ages 2-6 years. 

This is a parent and child class filled with crafts, games, snacks and fun!  This event will include an egg hunt on artificial turf in Arena 2.  

Member cost is $5.50 per child, or $7.00 for non-members.  Parents are free.  Space is limited, so make sure to pre-register soon at

On Saturday, March 26, at 10:00 am, the Chaska American Legion Auxiliary will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at Chaska City Square Park.  Children from toddlers through age 10 are invited to participate in the hunt for thousands of eggs.  Children are divided into groups according to age to search for the colorful eggs, including the elusive golden egg. 

The hunt will be followed by a Hat Parade, where children can compete for the most creative Easter bonnet.  The Easter Bunny will also make a special guest appearance! 

No pre-registration is necessary and the event is free!  Don't be late though.  Those eggs don't last long!

Chaska City Council Meeting on Monday, March 21

7:00 pm at Chaska City Hall

The agenda will include an approval request for a concept plan for Pioneer Hollow, a 77-unit development at Pioneer and Bavaria Road near the round-about, submitted by Pulte Homes.  

For the complete agenda, check on line at Friday afternoon. 


Mayor Mark Windschitl -
Ward1 Councilmember Paula Geisler -
Ward 2 Councilmember Greg Boe -
Ward 3 Councilmember Chris Schulz -
Ward 4 Councilmember Jay Rohe -


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