Chaska Safety Camp – Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18

The Chaska Police Department Safety Camp will be held Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  This camp is open to all Carver County youth entering Grades 2 – 4.  It is a two-day camp of fun-filled learning regarding safety.

Safety Camp will be held at the Chaska Fire Department (Two City Hall Plaza, Chaska, MN 55318).  The cost of $40 includes snack, lunch, and a camp t-shirt.

See the attached flyer and registration application for more details.

For additional questions, contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200, or by email at

Ironwood Park Innovative Stormwater Reuse Irrigation System

The Carver County Water Management Organization (CCWMO) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) require volume reduction and treatment of storm runoff from all new impervious surfaces associated with the Carver Elementary and Ironwood Park.  A stormwater reuse system was constructed to address the volume reduction requirements.  The system consists of a pond to provide treatment and storage of runoff, a pump station, and piping to convey the reuse water to the irrigation areas around the school and park.

The pump station has a control system that monitors flow, level, and pressure, which adjusts the pumping rate to meet the varying demand.  The station includes a treatment structure and a self-flushing filter to remove particles greater than 80 microns.  This provides water quality suitable for our irrigation systems.  Another significant benefit of the reuse of stormwater for irrigation is the reduction in demand on the City’s potable water system.  With this system, at no time will the City’s treated water be used to irrigate areas around Carver Elementary or Ironwood Park.

In order for the system to manage stormwater pond levels during heavy rain events, the irrigation system may activate.  This means that you might notice the irrigation system running during or after rain events; even running in the middle of the day and appear to be wasteful.  However, the system has been specifically designed this way to manage stormwater pond levels to help control runoff and prevent erosion.

If you have any questions regarding the City’s stormwater reuse system, please contact Brian Skok, Public Services Director, at 952-448-8736 or

Main Street Bridge Likely to Close Wednesday

The Carver Public Services Department is making preparations to close the Main Street Bridge (CSAH 40) in historic downtown Carver by Wednesday, June 27.  The National Weather Service is predicting a crest on the Minnesota River at Jordan by this coming Friday or Saturday.  The Main Street Bridge provides a crossing for Spring Creek in historic downtown Carver.  Spring Creek is typically impacted with backwater from the Minnesota River when river levels are high.

Brian Skok, Public Services Director, will be providing a status and operations update at a City Council meeting on Monday, June 25 at 6:45 pm.

Did you know you can register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot on-line?

It’s quick and easy! To register, you will need your Minnesota driver’s license or Minnesota identification card number, or the last four numbers of your Social Security number.  Check out the link:  Office of the Secretary of State

To request an absentee ballot, check out the link:  Absentee Ballot

Primary Election – August 14, 2018
General Election – November 6, 2018
Polls Open:  7:00 a.m. – 8:00p.m. 


City of Carver Precinct Location:
St. Nicholas Catholic Church – Parish Center
412 W. 4th Street – Carver, MN 55315

RESCHEDULE DUE TO RAIN….Black Sox Family Day – NEW DATE…Saturday, June 30- Kids Practice with Team at 12:45

Open to everyone and kids are FREE! Spend a day in the park with your hometown baseball team, the Carver Black Sox!

The Carver Black Sox will be playing the Waconia Lakers at Community Park at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Kids practice with the team at 12:45 p.m. (and get a free hot dog and soda). Get to know your local players. Don’t miss your chance to hang out, have a hot dog, and watch a game! Fun for the whole family!

Carver Community Park, 800 6th Street West
Kids Practice: 12:45 p.m.
Game Time: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Adults $2 (pay at the gate), kids are FREE!