Chaska City Hall Bulletin

Volume 8, Issue 14: April 24, 2015

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The 2015 Christmas in May home renovation project is this Saturday, May 9th.  The event starts at 7:00 am at Guardian Angels School gymnasium.  The morning with start with a continental breakfast, followed by a short program and assignment of projects. 
Christmas in May is in its 19th year and has focused over those year in helping individuals within the community who need improvements to their house or property but are unable to perform the work because of financial or physical reasons. 
The projects this year range from landscaping and general painting, to a re-roof, and energy efficient appliance replacement.  Work is anticipated to be completed by early afternoon.  Over 200 volunteers are expected, who will feel the meaningful impact of their time and handiwork at the end of the day.  All participants will receive lunch on site, including snacks throughout the day. 
This program would not work but for the generous nature of our residents who volunteer for these events.  The weather is expected to cooperate so we highly encourage people to come out and participate!
Questions may be directed to Matt Podhradsky, Chaska City Administrator at 952-448-9200.


The Chaska City Council and all City Department Heads held their annual strategic planning retreat at Oak Ridge Conference Center last week.  The purpose of the retreat is to work on planning for the future of the community and focus on projects and services necessary to help us meet our visionary goals to continue to make Chaska the “The Best Small Town in Minnesota.” 
Historically these retreats have been an annual occurrence for thirty years.  They have led to significant projects in the community, including the Flood Control Levee, Community Center, Town Course,, Firemen’s Park Redevelopment, and general revitalization of the downtown area.  
The other purpose of the retreat is to gather everyone together for team building activities, and to make sure everyone understands how to best utilize the talents of the people within the organization to complete our goals and visions. 
At the June 1st Council meeting, Chaska City Administrator Matt Podhradsky, will present a summary report on the retreat.  Following the Council meeting, the report will be posted on the city website at
Questions about the retreat or about the goals and visions of the strategic plan, may be directed to the City Administrator, at 952-448-9200.


On Saturday, May 2nd an Open House was held at the Chaska Par 30 golf course to introduce Footgolf to our residents.  Footgolf is a new recreational amenity being offered at the Par 30.  The event was a huge success, with over 400 participants taking advantage of thee introduction to Footgolf and try out the game for free. 
The Par 30 will continue to have specific times dedicated to traditional golf, but will also be integrating Footgolf into the schedule, with weekend play from noon to close.  For more specific information on scheduling or to book a tee time, visit the Chaska Par 30 web site at
Questions about any activities at the Par 30 may be referred to the Head Golf Pro, John Kellin, at 952-443-3748. 


A large bird of prey was building a nest on top of an overhead power pole on the southwest corner of the Target parking lot. At about noon the bird blew the circuit all the way to the substation from its activity.  The electric crew actively worked to restore power and it was back on in about an hour.


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