Chaska City Hall Bulletin

Volume 8, Issue 31, September 17, 2015


TO FIREMEN'S PARK PROJECT ENTHUSIASTS:
 
The CCC theater meeting held on Wednesday evening, 09-16-15,had close to 200 individuals in attendance to listen to and discuss their interest in curling at the Chaska Curling Center! Thank you to Jeff Isaacson, Scott Belvitch, Kathy Skinner and Mary Monteith for all their hard work in getting the project to this point!  For more information on curling opportunities go to
www.chaskacurlingcenter.com.
 
On Monday night, 09-21-15, the Chaska City Council will receive the bids to be awarded for the construction of the bridge connecting Schimlepfenig Park to Firemen's Park. The bids for this part of the project came in slightly under budget, with the project being scheduled during the winter months to utilize the ice, which will save a considerable amount of money.
 
Park and Rec staff continue to meet with Crooked Pint Restaurant staff for the soft opening of the restaurant, which is still scheduled for late November. Work continues to proceed nicely for the curling component, with ice being made in mid-November for a late November opening to coincide with the Crooked Pint.  Seven bonspiels have already been scheduled at Chaska. One bonspiel is the US Collegiate Curling Championship scheduled for March of 2016. Kathy Skinner and Mary Monteith opened the event center for booking and have already scheduled 11 events, most of which are wedding receptions! It is expected that the restaurant, curling center, event center and park will do exactly that which was intended, which is to bring thousands of people into the downtown area of Chaska.
 
You will notice that the park portion of the project is starting to take shape. Trees and landscaping started Wednesday. Work is also proceeding nicely on the trails and sidewalks, as well as the promenade, stage, and shelter buildings. Irrigation is in for the easterly portion and grass seed is scheduled for planting this week. You will notice that there is an east to west development on the site, which is intentional. The Firemen's recognition columns are also close to completion.
 
This is truly an exciting time and a very exciting project for the Chaska community. Thanks for all your support and interest!
 
Tom Redman
Director, Parks and Recreation

tredman@chaskamn.com

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FIRST FD EVENING OPEN HOUSE A HUGE SUCCESS

The first Chaska Fire Department Open House held on a Monday evening, September 14th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm appeared be a huge success!  Attendance was hard to estimate, but Vonnie Stadem and Connie Borak, wives of former firefighters, handed out 1200 plastic fire helmets to kids, and the hot dog committee served up 750 hotdogs.  Qdoba’s, who actually called the Fire Department and asked if they could help out with the event, ran out of burrito bowls about 7:30 pm. 
 
Many thanks to all the other volunteers!  CenterPoint Energy, Carver County Emergency Management, and Chaska Electric were all represented in the informational booth area. North Memorial Hospital provided the helicopter that landed in the adjacent park.  Carver Fire Department was on stand-by during the event.  Jean Personius, Cheryl McCoy, and Kelly Wiebe were all busy at the food and T-shirt tables.  Thanks also to the CERT volunteers and Fire Explorers, who provided traffic control and other duties. 
 
And lastly, thanks to all the fire personnel, active and retired, who put in extra hours planning and preparing for the event!  OHHH!  And congratulations to firefighter Willy Myers, who proposed to his girlfriend Amanda Trauer in front of all his fire buddies and the community at the end of the evening.  She said yes! (That's Willy and his little friend in the enclosed photo.)

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CHASKA CARES GOLF CLASSIC A BIG SUCCESS

 The Chaska Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis would like to thank the Chaska community and the sponsors of the 2015 Chaska Cares Golf Classic held on September 11th.  The event raised over $24,000 to help support the establishment of a Miracle League baseball field in Chaska.  The Miracle League organization provides adaptive baseball experiences for children with disabilities, who otherwise might not be able to participate in team baseball games due to physical or mental challenges. 
 
The money rasied at the Chaska Cares Classic will be used as seed capital for a major fund-raising campaign to establish a baseball field in Chaska.  Over the next several months, area service clubs will be meeting to discuss further options to raise additional capital for this project.
 
Special thanks to all the sponsors for their generosity, including the title sponsors, The Goodman Group, Kraus Anderson Construction, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and Community Bank.  We hope to have another successful event in 2016!

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BLESSED BEE COAT GIVE-AWAY

The Blessed Bee Thrift Store will be holding its annual Coat Give-Away on Saturday, November 7th from 9:00 am to noon at St. John's Lutheran School gymnasium located at 4th and Oak Streets in Chaska.

Blessed Bee is a non-profit organization who is asking for your assistance in collecting new or gently worn and washed coats, hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, snow pants, and boots. Clothing may be dropped off at their location of 2450 Chaska Boulevard during regular operating hours through October 23rd. 

Volunteers are also needed to help sort and bag items during the week of November 3-6.  On Friday, November 6 volunteers will be needed to help set up the gymnasium for the Coat Give-Away. Shopping assistants, table hosts, and help with clean up will be needed on Saturday, November 7 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Start cleaning out your closets now to get ready for this worthy event!  If you have questions or would like to sign up to volunteer, please call 952-448-7794.

Chaska City Council Meeting

A regular meeting of the Chaska City Council will take place on Monday, October 21 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers on the second floor of Chaska City Hall.  For the complete agenda, go to: www.chaskamn.com.  Remember, you can also view the meetings live on cable channel 15 or on the Chaska City website after the meeting.

CHASKA CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
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 Christopher Schulz - CSchulz@chaskamn.com
Ward 4 Councilmember Jay Rohe -
JRohe@chaskamn.com
















 

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