Outdoor Warning Siren Testing Resumes Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In preparation for severe weather season, Carver County will resume testing of the outdoor warning sirens at 1:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 1:00 pm.

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week this year is April 13 – 17, 2020, with statewide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020, (outdoor warning sirens will be activated at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm).

Carver Fire Is Looking For Paid, On-Call Firefighters! (Apply by February 28)

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within 15 minutes of the fire station.  They must pass a criminal background check, physical, driving history review, and psychological exam.

Benefits include:

* Training
* Uniforms
* Equipment
* College Credits
* Tax Credits
* Retirement Benefits

Click HERE for Position Announcement and Employment Application Form.

*Applications are due by February 28, 2020, to City Hall (316 Broadway)

Carver Community Youth Baseball & Softball Programs

Carver 2020 T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball

This year in Carver we plan to have programs for the following:

T-Ball – Ages 3, 4, and young 5’s that have not played before.  Registration closes 4/26/2020.

In-House Softball (now being called Community) – Girls Kindergarten through high school.  Registration closes 4/5/2020.

In-House/Community Baseball – Boys Kindergarten through high school.  Registration closes 4/5/2020.

Travel Baseball – More competitive league with more games and weekend tournaments.  We can accommodate this depending on interest and leadership (coaches).  Registration closes 3/1/2020.

Please click on the following link for more information:  http://ccybsa.sportssignup.com/site/

Commission Members Still Needed for the HPC!

The City of Carver is currently seeking residents for the following Commission:

Heritage Preservation Commission – 2 open positions

These positions will be filled through an interview and appointment process undertaken by the City Council.  In order to be considered for the position, residents should submit a letter of interest on the City’s website at www.cityofcarver.com/Commission-Application.  Please contact Vicky Sons-Eiden at 952-448-8727 with any questions.

Carver Baseball and Softball Registrations Open

Warm Weather and Green Grass will soon be upon us!

Just a reminder that Baseball and Softball registrations are currently open.

A number of questions have been brought up regarding Fees and Start Dates. Please ensure the CCYBSA’s website is saved as your “Favorite” page for CCYBSA information.

On the Left side of the CCYBSA Home page, information for all of the programs offered, is listed depending on which program you select. Program Play Dates, Registration Fees, including what is included in your registration fee, and other important information is presented for the program selected.

Similar to past years, for the 2020 season, your registration fee will include the MVP Card. Additional MVP Cards can be purchased during the registration process and is great to give to other family members and friends. MVP Cards are good at local business establishments (listed on the card), as well as the MVP Card offers discounts Nation Wide! A mobile app is also available. Download information is available on your MVP Card.

As always, if you have any further questions please send an email to ccybsa.reg@gmail.com and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

Important Dates to Remember:

Early Bird Discount Ends – February 11, 2020
Baseball Travel Program Registration Ends – March 1, 2020
Community (In-House) Baseball & Softball Registration Ends – April 5, 2020
T-Ball Registration Ends – April 26, 2020
CCYBSA Uniform Try-On and Player Clinic – TBD

$25.00 Late Fee Implemented for Registration after close date.

Play Ball!

CCYBSA Board

Polling Place Notification

The week of February 6, 2020, Postal Verification Cards were mailed to City of Carver households with at least one registered voter stating a polling place change.  These postcards inadvertently had the wrong polling place listed.  New postcards with the correct polling location will be mailed on February 13, 2020.

Please note the correct polling place for City of Carver residents beginning with the March 3, 2020, Presidential Nomination Primary is:

Carver City Hall
316 Broadway
Carver MN 55315

City Council Says No to Franchise Fees

Following several months of discussion, along with two resident listening sessions, the City Council voted unanimously to rule out franchise fees as a funding source for future street maintenance.  As a part of the strategic plan, the City Council identified an initiative to study the use of franchise fees as a potential source of funding for the City’s Street Maintenance Program.  Franchise fees are a method of collecting funds from utility companies who use the City right-of-way.   

The City Council will continue to review project scheduling, future state aid, management of budget, property taxes, and other alternatives to successfully complete future street maintenance projects in the City.  The City Council will move forward with franchise agreements, with no fees, with cable television providers in Carver.  Comcast and Jaguar Communications need franchise agreements, no fees will be included, in order to fulfill a telecommunications requirement with the State of Minnesota. 

Emergency Response Program Decals Available

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has started a new “Emergency Response Decals Program.” The reason behind the program is to assist deputies responding for certain calls for service. These decals will help deputies in knowing who they could possibly be dealing with in an emergency, and to assist them with the correct treatment or care. Deputies will be able to pass along useful information obtained from the decals to responding paramedics and county fire departments. This is a county-wide program and a great way to promote positive community relations by visiting with these individuals and families.

You can pick up these decals at Carver City Hall, 316 Broadway, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

A Salty Scenario

“Over 75% of salt applied in the Twin Cities during winter ends up in lakes, wetlands or groundwater. If salt is lying on dry pavement, it’s not doing any work. Now is the perfect time to make sure any extra salt lying around is cleaned up. Check your walkways and sweep up extra salt before it gets tracked, washed, or blown into waters. For more details, click HERE.