City Council to Review Plans for Kwik Trip

The City Council will be reviewing final plans for a new Kwik Trip convenience store on Monday night.  Kwik Trip is proposing to start construction in the spring of 2020 at the northwest corner of Monroe Drive and Jonathan Carver Parkway…just north of Carver Elementary.  As a part of the development project, a new signal light would be installed at the intersection of Monroe/Spring Creek Dr. and Jonathan Carver Parkway.

Blood Drive – Monday, December 16, 2019

Blood Drive on Monday, December 16, 2019 at Carver Village Community Hall Gym, 316 Broadway North from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter:  Carver Village to schedule an appointment.  For questions contact Joanne at 952-361-6266.

Be the Lifeline Patients Need.  Give Blood.

(Sponsored by the Lions)

Now Hiring – Building Inspector

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding position in a rapidly growing community?  The City’s next Building Inspector will thrive in a supportive environment with flexible Friday hours and opportunities for growth within the department.  Solution oriented and outstanding customer skills are essential.

The general duties include:  review of construction plans, perform inspections, code enforcement and compliance, evaluate alternative methods and materials for construction, and provide customer service and guidance to residents and contractors.

For a complete job description and Application for Employment, click HERE.

Application review will begin Friday, December 27, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.

Contact Erin Smith with any questions at or 952-448-8743.

December Utility Bills

The City’s December utility bills show an incorrect due date of December 1.  The utility bills are due on the 20th of each month.  No late fees will be charged until after the December 20, 2019, due date.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Santa’s Coming to Carver Village Christmas – Saturday, December 7, 2019

Carver Village Christmas will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from noon to 2:00 pm at Carver Village Hall, 316 Broadway in downtown Carver.  Santa arrives by fire truck at 12:30 pm. There will be treats, crafts, and a coloring contest.

Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation. Remember to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa.

(Sponsored by the Carver Lions Club and the Carver Fire Department.)

Carver Gazebo Tree Lighting Ceremony – Saturday, November 30

Join us for the Carver Gazebo Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 30, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Located at Gazebo Park, 307 Broadway, downtown Carver.

Sip hot cocoa and cider, enjoy a bonfire and s’mores, and visit the Carver shops in the afternoon.

Please bring a food shelf donation.  Food shelf donations will be accepted at the park all season.

Share Your Thoughts on the Proposed 2020 Tax Levy and Budget: Monday December 2, 7:00 PM

Property owners in the City of Carver recently received a “Truth In Taxation” notice.  The notice provides the proposed tax impact, based on the preliminary tax levy set in September, for the City of Carver, Carver County, Eastern Carver County Schools, and some smaller taxing agencies.  The notice also provides a meeting date and time, for each governmental unit, to give residents the opportunity to review, comment, and question the proposed tax levy and associated 2020 Budget.

The City of Carver will be giving residents and property owners the opportunity to comment on the proposed tax levy and 2020 Budget for the City of Carver on Monday, December 2, at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. For more detailed information on the 2020 Levy and Budget, please visit the 2020 Budget Guide.  For specific questions, please contact Brent Mareck, City Manager, at (952) 448-8737 or by email at

New Pastor at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church

December 7 and 8th, the Reverend Laura Laughlin will be officially installed as the new Associate Pastor of Faith Formation at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, 1141 Cardinal Street, Chaska, MN. The installation ceremonies will be performed at the Saturday, December 7th 5:00pm service and at the two Sunday, December 8th, 9:00 and 10:30am services. The installation will be officiated by the Reverend Craig Pederson, the Assistant to the Bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA. Pastor Laura will join the staff which is led by Senior Pastor Reggie Klindworth who has served at Crown of Glory for 12 years. Crown of Glory recently completed a major expansion of the church, and last year celebrated their 50th year serving Chaska and the surrounding area.

Pastor Laura’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and English (2012) from Wartburg College, Waverly, IA and Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN (2016). Pastor Laura began her ministry at Norman-Davenport Lutheran Parish, North Dakota (2016-2019).

Crown of Glory’s Call Committee was comprised of a nine-member, cross-generational team who spent a year seeking the perfect candidate for Crown of Glory. At a special congregational meeting on Sunday, August 4, the Crown of Glory congregation unanimously voted to call Pastor Laura Laughlin to fill the Associate Pastor’s role at the Church. The primary areas Pastor Laura will focus on include intergenerational ministries, adult education, and milestone ministries.

“God is certainly up to new and wonderful things at Crown of Glory, and I am both humbled and excited to be part of this vibrant and active church. I look forward to discovering more of God’s creation in this growing community,” states Pastor Laura. She proudly proclaims she is a “PK2” (both parents are pastors). Pastor Laura, husband David, son Oliver, and dog Emma reside in Carver.

About Crown of Glory
Crown of Glory is a congregation in the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) and strives to be a strong community that partners with God in help family and friends grow together in their faith. Established in 1968, Crown of Glory has over 1,200 members. Services are held on Saturday’s at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. A staffed nursery is available at each service.