Chaska City Hall Bulletin

Volume 8, Issue 16: May 14, 2015

Xmas in May


The Chaska Christmas in May Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to express our extreme gratitude to the multitude of volunteers who came out to help with the 19th annual Christmas in May event on Saturday, May 9th.   Approximately 250 volunteers  worked on six projects.  The Board would also like to thank the many sponsors who made the event financially feasible.   A big thank you to Uptown Plumbing and Heating; and EPS, who provided skilled professional workers on site.  As part of the work completed, Uptown Plumbing and Heating also provided a brand new water heater and water softener to one of the residents, totally free of charge. 
Over 105 homes have been renovated during the past 19 years of the event.  The projects this year included the re-roof of a house, painting of trim, and fixing of exterior windows.  A lot of landscaping was completed, as well as general painting.  Additionally, through the Chaska Electric Rebate Program, a number of new appliances were given out to help cut down on energy use and replace those that were no longer working properly. 
Chaska residents should look forward to next year even more, as it will be the 20th anniversary of Chaska Christmas in May.  This is a tremendous program that accomplishes a great service to both recipients and volunteers, along with enhancing the aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhoods. 
Questions about the program may be directed to the Christmas in May President, Matt Podhradsky, at 952-448-9200. 


The Chaska American Legion and VFW organizations will be holding their annual Memorial Day parade, beginning at 10:00 am from the area of Fourth Street and the Government Center and proceeding to City Square Park on Monday, May 25th.  Following the parade, a memorial service will be held in the park to honor and remember all those who have served their country.

Also in observance of Memorial Day, all Chaska City facilities will be closed on Monday, May 25th.  The Community Center will observe shortened hours on Saturday, May 23rd from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Sunday, May 24th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26th.  

Downtown Chaska Ladies Night
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
Next Event is May 21st

Ladies, this event is made especially for you! Grab the girls or enjoy a soothing solo night alone when you shop the amazing finds of Downtown Chaska.  Specials, especially for you include drinks, treats, and of course, much needed pampering. 

5th Annual SayHey 5K
Friday and Saturday, June 26 & 27, 2015

The 5th annual SayHey 5k will be held June 26 and 27, 2015 in historical downtown Chaska.  The Mascot Run for the kids will be the highlight for Friday night and the 5k will be held Saturday morning.  The SayHey 5k is a fun run that helps raise awareness, engagement, and funds for the vitality of the local community!  

Participants will be chip timed and experience a course with hilly terrain and mixed asphalt and aggregate surfaces.  Top finishers in each age group will receive an award, while each fun run participant will receive a ribbon.  All pre-registered participants will receive a race t-shirt.  Cost is $30 (race day) and $10 children's fun run.  Meet at the Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive.  Call 952-448-5633 for more information.

Chaska Community Garden Plots Available!

Looking for City of Chaska residents interested in gardening. We have (1) 20 x 20 garden plot available at Winkel Park near the river crossing.

Please contact Joan from the Chaska Parks and Recreation Department at
Garden plots require a completed application, $25 refundable deposit, and a commitment to gardening for the entire season. First call, first serve! If garden plots fill quickly you will be placed on a waiting list.
Chaska Downtown Farmers Market
Wednesday 3pm - 7pm (starting June 3, 2015)

The City of Chaska, SW Metro Chamber of Commerce, and SayHey 5K have partnered together for the new Chaska Downtown Farmers’ Market! The 2015 market season is Wednesdays (3-7pm) June 3rd thru October 14th at City Square Park in downtown Chaska. The market will feature local produce, honey, flowers, baked goods, gifts and more. There will also be live music and entertainment.

For more information or to find out how to become a vendor, contact Lori Anderson at 952-474-3233.

Have you noticed our new format for the City Hall Bulletin?  We have a new web provider and are trying a different program.  Residents can still sign up to receive a copy of the City Hall Bulletin by email by contacting Chaska Senior Clerk, Margo Steffel at  We hope to make even more improvements as time goes by. 


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