Benches are part of our everyday lives. We walk past them in cities and parks. We sit on them as we wait for a bus, watch children at play, take rest. Sometimes, they are affixed with a small plaque inscribed…
The October / November 2018 edition of Carver’s Villager Tower is now available for download!
Please support the Villager Tower by downloading it and visiting its sponsors.
The process to decide who will be awarded the contract to build the Southwest Light Rail Transit line from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie has been delayed again by the Metropolitan Council.
Chaska Pastor Dean J. Seal invites the public to “Building Peace Storytelling Concert” at Shepherd of the Hill Church (145 Engler Boulevard) from 7-9 p.m. Friday Sept. 28.
Wally’s Sport and Clothing will be closing its doors in downtown Chaska for the final time by Sept. 30.
When Brenna Mathers first signed up for 23andMe, finding a long lost relative was a just a dream.
The Dollar Store is opening in downtown Chaska and is filled with toiletries items, fairy wings, Halloween costumes and more.
Join us! The Carver Fire Department will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, October 2, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Carver Fire Station, 801 Jonathan Carver Parkway.
The Carver Fire Department and the City of Carver will have attractions and activities the entire family can participate in!
See the attached flyer for more details.
The local streams and rivers in the City of Carver include the Minnesota River, Spring Creek, and Carver Creek. The history of flooding of these waterways indicates that flooding usually occurs during the spring and summer months of the year. The area is particularly susceptible to flooding caused by a combination of snowmelt and rainfall.
Not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others can develop quickly with localized heavy rains. The 100-year flood plain is the area that has a one percent chance of being flooded in any given year, or on the average of once every 100 years. Put another way, the area has a 25 percent chance of being flooded over the life of a 30-year mortgage. Smaller floods have a great chance of occurring in any year and can still create a significant flood hazard to people and property close to the waterway. According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), more than 25 percent of all flood claims each year come from homes outside areas at high risk for flooding.
Protecting yourself today means preparing your home or workplace, collecting sources of information, developing an emergency communications plan, and knowing what to do when a flood is approaching your home or business. For more information regarding flooding information and the National Flood Insurance Program, visit www.floodsmart.gov or www.cityofcarver.com/floodplain.
Chaska’s Downtown Block Party will be filled with fun activities for everyone in the family.
Due to flooding, Riverside Park has been closed. Public Services will open Riverside Park, when the water level has receded and the Park is functional and safe to use. Please check the City’s website for updates.
If there are any questions, please contact [email protected].
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that allows communities to earn flood insurance premium discounts for their residents and businesses. Communities earn CRS credit points for activities that promote good flood risk reduction practices and encourage the purchase of flood insurance. CRS Class Ratings are assigned at 500-point increments, and each improvement in a Class Rating nets an additional five percent flood insurance premium discount. The CRS Class Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 1 being the highest rating and 10 being the lowest rating.
The City of Carver has participated in the CRS program since 2015 and is currently rated as a Class 7 community, which means residents and businesses get a 15% discount on their flood insurance premiums. Insurances Services Office, Inc., is working closely with City of Carver staff to achieve the necessary class improvement elements.
Additional information will be published in future newsletters and on the City’s website. If you have any questions regarding flood insurance and the City certification, contact Mark Pistulka ([email protected] or 952-448-8738), or Erin Smith ([email protected] or 952-448-8743). Additional information regarding the Flood Insurance Study and Flood Zone Maps can be found HERE.
Chaska residents are split over whether to move the Chaska City Council from a ward system to an at-large council, according to a survey.
A mental health advocate has pleaded guilty to assault, following an altercation with Chaska police officers in October 2017.
Chaska’s November election will be one to watch.
Tim Droogsma, injured in a Steamboat Days parade float accident, is undergoing rehabilitation to recover from injuries.
The Chaska City Council set the city’s preliminary 2019 tax levy at its Monday night meeting.