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Volume 8, Issue 35, October 22, 2015

UPDATE ON ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

As residents are aware, work continues with the two major road reconstruction projects in downtown Chaska. 
 
The project currently taking place along Pine and Fifth Streets, just north of City Hall, continues to move forward on schedule, with completion scheduled in mid-November.  Over the next two weeks contractors will be paving this section and begin work on the streetscape, which is to be installed between City Hall and the Chaska Mill building. On Monday, the street contractor will be working on Fifth Street just West of Highway 41. The City Hall and Police parking lots will remain open but access will be available only from Pine and Cedar Streets. Your patience in dealing with the construction parking situation is appreciated.
 
The other major road reconstruction project is Third and Walnut Streets south of City Square.  Curbs were installed this week and we are now ready for the installation of cobblestone pavers.  As part of the Downtown Streetscape process, it was decided to put a significant amount of streetscape in the downtown area to help enhance a pedestrian area and highlight the historical aspects of the downtown.  Cobblestone pavers will be laid on the blocks of Third and Second Streets, between Walnut and Pine, as each block is reconstructed.  The first section of Third Street will see the brick pavers laid over the next couple of weeks and residents will be able to get their first look at this new-old street style.  Also a part of the project, is the construction of the parking lot on Walnut Street, between Second and Third Streets.  This will add approximately 25 parking stalls to the commercial district east of Highway 41.  This entire project is also on schedule for completion by mid-November. 
 
Two other construction projects going on in the City are the construction of Firemen’s Park and the installation of the berm at Athletic Park. 
 
The Athletic Park berm has now been fully graded, with a trail laid on the top of it.  All storm sewer infrastructure has been installed, as well.  Over the next week contractors will be laying grass seed blankets, with the expectation it will begin to sprout and take hold prior to the frost. 
 
Firemen’s Park continues to move forward on schedule with a mid-November completion date.  Some aspects of the project will continue with work throughout the remainder of the year.  However the majority of the improvements will be done by mid-November, keeping us on schedule to be open the park and curling center building by the end of November. 
 
Questions about any of these projects may be directed to the Chaska City Administrator, Matt Podhradsky at 952-448-9200 or matt@chaskamn.com.


City of Chaska

Solicitation for Citizen Volunteers
Transition Task Force-Veteran’s/Schimelpfenig Parks

The City of Chaska is seeking two residents to serve on a task force to discuss and make recommendations to the City Council on the transition of Veteran’s and Schimelpfenig Parks. 

At its September 21st meeting, the City Council voted to swap the names of these two parks, and as part of that action also established the framework for a Task Force to look at the many different aspects of park transition, including signage, park amenities, historical displays and the potential for a Veteran’s Memorial in the new Veteran’s Park. The task force will be made up of membership from the Chaska VFW and American Legion, the Downtown Business Alliance, the Chaska Park Board, the City Council, and two members of the public.  The purpose of the Task Force will be to present recommendations to the City Council for consideration to fully transition these two Park Spaces to their future use.

Individuals interested in being considered to serve on this Task Force should be a resident of Chaska who is able to meet 1-2 evenings per month from late November through the end of March.  Those interested should submit a one-page summary describing your purpose for wanting to serve on this Task Force, any pertinent experience you may have had in the past that would serve this Task Force well, and contact information. 

Statements of interest should be sent to City Administrator Matt Podhradsky at One City Hall Plaza, Chaska, MN 55318 or by email to
matt@chaskamn.com by November 9, 2015.  The Council will hold short interviews for the positions prior to the Council meeting on Monday, November 16th

Any questions on these positions should be referred to the City Administrator at 952-448-9200.


Halloween

HALLOWEEN LIVE!
Saturday,
October 24, 2015 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Community Center

• Haunted House
• DJ Dance
• Spooky Crafts
• Ghostly games
No registration needed


Rake

City of Chaska gets ready for Fall Clean-Up Day


Attention Chaska residents!  Mark your calendar for Fall Clean-Up Day, which is set for Saturday, October 31, from 8 am to 2 pm at Athletic Park, a half mile west of Highway 41 on First Street.

Clean up your yard and dispose of yard waste free of charge.  Disposal of yard waste includes leaves, grass, brush and garden waste. No bags, and no brush larger than 3 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length.

For additional information call Municipal Services 952-448-4335 or email us at PublicWorks@chaskamn.com.


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PROPOSED AGENDA
CHASKA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION MEETING
CHASKA CITY HALL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
6:30 PM

 
 
1.       Roll Call
2.       Adopt the Agenda
3.       Open Forum
4.       Approve Minutes of HR Meetings, August 27, and September 24, 2015
5.       Treasurer’s Report  
6.       Discuss Alternate HR Meeting Date for November
7.       Old Business
          (a).     Outreach and Initiatives
                  (1).     OneCommunity’s (Formerly Freedom and Justice for All Festival                               Access to Care Event – Saturday, November 21, 2015 
                   (2).     MNsure Navigator Contract – Update
           (b).     Education
                   (1).     Resilient Communities Project 
8.        New Business
           (a).     Visibility and Public Relations
                   (1).     2015 City of Chaska Human Rights Award – Nomination Forms 
9.       Adjourn


CHASKA CITY COUNCIL

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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