Virtual City Meetings
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to practice social distancing, all City Council and Planning Commission meetings will be going virtual until further notice. We will be using a platform called Zoom.
All other city commission and board meetings are canceled until further notice.
How to Participate in a Virtual City Meeting
All public meetings will be virtual using the Zoom platform. This platform is free for the public and can be accessed via a computer, laptop, tablet or a phone.
If you plan to participate in a public meeting, please prepare ahead of time by downloading the Zoom Cloud Meeting app and reviewing the meeting tutorial.
Important Notice: Please make sure your Zoom applications are updated to version 5.0 or higher. After May 30, 2020, all Zoom applications on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform. Learn more on how to update your Zoom application or update now.
All participants will be muted upon entry to the meeting and will not have the ability to unmute themselves. During portions of the meeting where public comment can be heard, you will have the option to virtually "raise your hand" so that the meeting moderator can call on you to speak.
- If you have joined the meeting by computer/tablet, please click the "raise hand" icon on the bottom of your screen.
- If you have joined the meeting by phone, please press * 9 to raise your hand.
Public Comment Guidelines
Please remember that public comment is provided at the discretion of the Council or Commission and is meant to provide productive discourse on topics related to the Chaska Council or Commission agendas.
Speakers shall refrain from comment or behavior that is deemed disorderly, derogatory, obscene, indecent or off-topic.
Any person engaging in such speech or action may be muted or removed from the meeting, at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Commission or Mayor of the Council.
Watch from Home
Public meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 15 and the Chaska Community Television YouTube Channel.
Meetings are replayed throughout the week on Comcast Channel 15 and available from on-demand viewing on the Chaska Community Television YouTube Channel.
Upcoming City Meetings on Zoom
In accordance with the requirements of Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, Mayor Mark Windschitl has determined that in-person meetings are not practical or prudent because of a health pandemic or an emergency declared under Chapter 12 of the Minnesota Statutes. Because of the health pandemic and emergency declaration, it has been determined that attendance at the regular meeting location by members of the public is not feasible, and that the physical presence at the regular meeting location by at least one member of the body, chief legal counsel, or chief administrative officer may also not be feasible. Therefore, some or all of the City Council members may be participating by telephone or other electronic means.