Chaska City Hall Bulletin

Volume 8, Issue 36, October 29, 2015


The Eastern Carver County School District 112 will have two questions on the election ballot November 3rd. 

Question 1: Revoke an existing operating referendum of $379 per pupil and replace it with one for $829 per pupil, an increase of $450 per pupil. This referendum would last for 10 years and will not increase with inflation.

Question 2: A $66.7 million bond referendum for a new school, land, classroom additions, repair and betterment at all schools, a pool and a multi-purpose athletic facility. Question 2 is contingent on approval of Question 1.

There are 4 polling locations open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and which are different from the polling locations residents utilize to vote in the general elections.  All Chaska and Chaska Township residents vote at the Chaska Middle School West.  The other polling sites are:

Chanhassen Recreation Center
Chanhassen residents

Victoria Elementary
Victoria & Laketown Township residents

Carver Town Hall
Carver, Dahlgren and San Francisco Township residents

Absentee voting is available at the School District 112 Office through Monday, November 2nd during regular school hours at 11 Peavey Road, Chaska.  Or contact 952-556-6500 for more information.


Attention Chaska residents!  Fall Clean-Up Day is set for Saturday, October 31, from 8 am to 2 pm at Athletic Park, a half mile west of Highway 41 on 1st 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, no brush larger than 3 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length. For additional information call Municipal Services 952-448-4335 or email

While you are cleaning up the yard, don't forget that Saturday is also Halloween and there could be numerous little goblins out and about Trick or Treating.  Turn your outside light on to help them navigate their way.  In general, kids can go door to door from about 5:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Here's hoping that everyone has a fun and safe day and evening!

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City of Chaska
Solicitation for Citizen Volunteers
Transition Task Force-Veteran’s/Schimelphenig 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 your 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 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.

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As the cold weather begins, residents are reminded that calendar parking is in effect from November 1st to April 1st.  During this time, parking on residential streets is allowed on the odd side of the streets on odd days and on the even side of the street on even days.  This does not apply to the downtown business district, where parking is only not allowed overnight from 2:00 to 6:00 am.

Snow removal begins when snow accumulates to a depth of 2" or more, and after snowstorms have subsided.  Typically, crews are dispatched at 3:00 am.  If a storm is predicted to last for a long period of time, or if snow accumulation is heavy, snowplowing begins on snow emergency routes when the accumulation becomes hazardous. 

If City plowing equipment damages sod on the right-of-way adjacent to your property, it will be repaired in the spring with black dirt and seed.  The City will not repair any landscaping or structures that are installed in the right-of-way.  Damage caused to a mailbox by direct contact by City snow removal equipment will be repaired or replaced with a standard mailbox as soon as possible.  Damage that is caused by the force of the snow coming off of the plow will not be repaired.  Residents are encouraged to check the
 mailbox post and support arms for deterioration to ensure that they are able to take the force of plowed snow.  It is against City Ordinance to shovel plow, or blow snow into City streets. 

For questions or more information, contact City Administrator, Matt Podhradsky at 952-448-9200 or Public Works Director, Brian Jung, at 952-448-4335. 


A regular meeting of the Chaska City Council will take place on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of Chaska City Hall.  Four Public Hearings are on the agenda.

  1. Public Hearing: Resolution 15-85 Adopting a Supplemental Assessment for the 2013 Street Reconstruction
  2. Public Hearing: Resolution 15-83 Adopting the Assessment Roll for Creek Road Improvements
  3. Public Hearing:  Adopt Ordinance  Amending the Chaska Downtown Special Services District
  4. Public Hearing:  Adopt Resolution No. 15-84 Approving the 2016 Special Services and Service Charges for the Chaska Downtown Special Services District

The complete agenda and staff reports may be accessed on line on Friday, November 30th by going to:

Please feel free to contact City Administrator, Matt Podhradsky at 952-449-9200 or at with questions or comments. 

Mayor Mark Windschitl - 
Ward 1 Councilmember Paula Geisler -
Ward 2 Councilmember Greg Boe -
Ward 3 Councilmember Christopher Schulz -
Ward 4 Councilmember Jay Rohe -

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