Chaska City Hall Bulletin
Hurtman

Volume 9, Issue 7, March 31, 2016

CHASKA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC POWER LINEWORKERS RODEO THIS WEEKEND


 The 2016 Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo will be held, Saturday, April 2 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.  This event began in 2001 by the American Public Power Association (APPA).  Last year it was held in Sacramento, California. 
 
Lineworkers come together from all over the US and some US territories to demonstrate their skill and knowledge in the craft of electrical linework.  At the Rodeo, journeyman and apprentice lineworkers can compete for professional recognition, attend training courses, and practice essential skills in a safe environment. Furthermore, attendees will have a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the nationwide community of lineworker professionals.
 
This year 63 teams of four lineworkers per team and 120 apprentice  lineworkers will be competing.  Chaska will be represented by Mark Steinbauer, Emerson Brady, Greg Wickenhauser, and Jordan Storms. 
 
Chaska is proud to be a sponsor of the Rodeo and is partnering with the City of Glencoe to sponsor an apprentice event.  Chaska is also organizing the on-site event transportation and is partnering with Shakopee Utilities to host a breakfast and lunch for participants. 
 
The Rodeo is FREE to the public. There will also be many activities for children.  This is truly a family event!  The Opening Ceremony will be held at 8:00 am on Saturday, April 2 at Canterbury Park located at 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee.  Rodeo competition will run from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Competition includes such things as the Hurt Man Rescue, Single-Phase Conductor Tie-In, Crossarm Relocation and Changeout.  Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this event! 

Lineman Rodeo

Thank You!

A big thank you from Margo Steffel, Senior Clerk at the City of Chaska for the past 15 years, on this my last day of work as I enter the new phase of retirement.  I have been very fortunate to have worked for a number of great people and organizations.  I will miss my co-workers and the excitement of new projects, and even the sometimes frustrating deadlines of a busy, growing City. 

I look forward to spending more time with my three awesome grandchildren, auditioning for and (maybe even getting cast) in theatrical productions, traveling, and finally getting around to those home renovation projects. Lastly, beginning in the month of May, I will be helping out at the Fire Station on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with clerical work.  That will keep me in the loop and still give me some people contact so I don't turn into a cat lady!

Again, thank you to all the great people I have met and worked with over the years!

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