Technical Difficulties – Special City Council Meeting on March 23, 2020

Thank you to those of you who either tuned in live or watched the recording of the City Council Special Meeting last evening.  Please know that City Staff will continue to improve the video and sound quality of the meetings as we move forward with the telephone/electronic meetings.  We appreciate your patience as we navigate through these types of issues.

If there are any further questions/comments, please contact vsonseiden@cityofcarver.com.

Eastern Carver County School District Providing Free Lunches for Kids 18 and Under

Eastern Carver County’s Nutrition Services Staff is providing free lunches for all kids 18 and under while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 virus.  Meals can be picked up at one of their distribution centers Monday – Friday, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

 

Distribution Centers:

  • Clover Ridge Elementary, 114000 Hundertmark Road, Chaska, MN 55318
  • Riverview Terrace, 300 Ehlers Avenue, Chaska, MN 55318

If you are unable to pick up meals from the distribution centers, please contact Nutrition Services at 952-556-6150 or via email at nutrition@district112.org for alternative delivery options.

*Please note, there will be no meal service during Eastern Carver County’s schedule spring break (March 23 – March 27).

Chaska Community Center Update

A note from Chaska Parks and Recreation:

Dear CCC Member,

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, I wanted to let you know that we are closing the Community Center at 7:00pm March 16 through March 31. The Curling and Event Center is closing at 4:30 pm March 16 through March 31. These closures include the cancellation of all programs, activities, leagues, and rentals.

You’re probably wondering what this means for you.

  • If you are a month-to-month member at the Community Center, we will be putting a hold on your membership. That means we won’t be billing you until we reopen.
  • If you have an annual membership at the Community Center, we will look to extend your expiration based on the length of time that we are closed.
  • If you’re a current participant in a registered program, we will be contacting you to process a prorated refund.
  • If you have a room rental, we will be reaching out to either reschedule if possible or offer a refund.

While we understand that this is an inconvenience, it is important to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. You are our top priority, and we felt this was the best way to keep you healthy and safe.

Our department’s vision is to create lifelong memories and a healthy community for all to enjoy. We will continue to find ways to strive towards this goal.

We encourage everyone to find ways to exercise. We believe that staying active, while keeping your social distance, can play a big role in good mental and physical health during this stressful time.

We are looking into ways to stay engaged even though we won’t see you in our facilities. You might see some workout videos posted on the Chaska Community Television YouTube channel. With spring on the horizon, you could try exercising outside. Going for a walk on some of our great trails can be a good way to move around and get some fresh air. You might even discover some of our beautiful scenery.

Luckily, being social these days isn’t only face-to-face. Share your home or outdoor workouts or adventures with us on our Facebook page. We’d love to see how you are coping during this time of perceived isolation.

This is an opportunity to connect in different ways with our community. While we may not be able to meet for a run at the community center or go to a community festival, we can all chip in by helping a neighbor or supporting a local charity.

We understand that we may not have answered all your questions. Please reach out by calling 952-448-3176 to talk with us. We will continue to assess this situation as it evolves and provide updates.

In Health,

Marshall Grange
City of Chaska
Parks & Recreation Director

March 16 City Council Meeting Will Be Held – Accommodations for Residents and Stakeholders

The Monday, March 16 City Council meeting will be held, as scheduled at 7:00 pm, in the Council Chambers in Carver City Hall (316 Broadway).

Doors will be opened at 6:45 pm and best practices for social distancing will be followed.The City Council meeting will be live streamed at cityofcarver.com.

Residents and other stakeholders may submit written comments to bmareck@cityofcarver.com to be read aloud during the meeting.

Residents and other stakeholders may also request to submit verbal comments, via phone during the meeting, by making this request to the  City Manager at bmareck@cityofcarver.com by no later than 4:30 pm on Monday, March 16.

Carver City Hall, Fire Station and Pubic Services Building Closed to the Public Beginning Monday, March 16

 

Carver City Hall and the Fire Station/Public Services Building will be closed to the public effective Monday, March 16 through at least Tuesday, March 31.

1)  The City has a continuity of operations plan in place to maintain essential services in the community such as fire, police, water, sanitary sewer, flood protection, and snow plowing services during this time.

2)  City staff will be working during this time and we invite all those who have service needs with the City to conduct their business by phone, US Mail, email, or via the City’s website.

3)  All events scheduled to be held at Carver City Hall through at least March 31 have been cancelled.

4)  The utility bill payment drop box, located in the City Hall vestibule, will remain open.

5)  The City will not conduct any utility/water shut-off processes over the next 30 days.

 

Don’t Let these “pile” up on your lawn

“Hurley here says it’s time for spring cleaning. Any piles of pet waste left on your lawn are subject to unsuspecting feet —or worse.
Pet waste contains A LOT of bacteria and parasites that are a health threat to people and wildlife. Plus, the pet waste adds nutrients to the water, reducing oxygen available for aquatic life and leading to more algae.
So pick up that pet waste before it washes away.”
Learn more by clicking HERE.
If there are any questions, please contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com