Protect Natural Floodplain Functions

The City of Carver has many beautiful floodplain areas.  The undisturbed river bottoms and creeks provide a wide range of benefits to the people and natural systems.

These areas provide breeding and feeding grounds for fish and wildlife, create an enhanced waterfowl habitat, and protect habitats for rare and endangered species.  They provide open space and aesthetic pleasure in areas for active and passive users.  They also provide flood storage and conveyance, and reduce flood velocities and flood peaks.

Although the City has a storm sewer and drainage maintenance program, it is impossible to keep all drainage systems clear at all times.  As a citizen, you can assist by keeping the banks, ditches, and streams clear of brush and debris, and not allow grass clippings, oil, or other contaminants in the storm sewer inlets.  Dumping of debris into ditches and streams is a major cause of local drainage problems, and is a violation of City of Carver regulations.

To report a violation or maintenance problem, please call the City at 952-448-5353.

What happened on this date in local history?

Nov. 29, 1906: A Thanksgiving service partly in English and partly in German will be held in the Moravian church today (Thursday) at 10:00 a.m. The subject of the Rev. Rob’t. H. Brennecke’s morning sermon will be “Wozu wourde Gott…

Carver Community Youth Baseball/Softball Association

CCYBSA has been busy working on programs for 2019. Registrations will be open on January 7th, 2019.
We will have a combination of In-house community programs and Travel programs in both, Softball and
Baseball and we will also have T-Ball.

We will have an Informational Night, January 3rd at Carver Place (113 3rd Street/Carver) for parents to
come and ask question as to where they can/should register their child.

If we have anyone in the community who would be interested in becoming a part of the CCYBSA
Program, we are looking for that person that would work with our T-Ball Program. We will have a
stipend for your service. If interested in being this person, please send an e-mail to:

Have a Safe Holiday Season

Camaraderie and goodbyes at Mayors Luncheon

Joking and friendly trash-talking provided some light moments during the annual Mayors Luncheon. The Nov. 14 event, sponsored by the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce at the Chaska Event Center, featured leaders of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria.

Carver welcomes Lakeview Industries

The City of Carver is pleased to announce the relocation of Lakeview Industries to Carver.  The new home of Lakeview’s headquarters is north of Mills Fleet Farm.  The project includes construction of a 154,000+ square foot building bringing 95 new jobs to the City of Carver.  Mayor Mike Webb stated “I have never been so excited about a project in Carver” about Lakeview’s move.  Currently in the City of Chaska, Lakeview has been in the plastic fabrication business for over 30 years.  Construction of the new facility is anticipated to begin late 2018 with grand opening spring of 2019. 

City of Carver Now Accepting Applications For Open City Council Position – Applications Accepted Through December 21

The City of Carver is now accepting applications for an impending vacancy on the Carver City Council.  Mayor Elect Courtney Johnson’s current term as City Council Member runs through December 31, 2020.  On Monday, January 7, 2019, Mayor Elect Courtney Johnson will take an “Oath of Office” for the position of Mayor, which will create a vacancy for the remainder of her term as a City Council Member.

The vacancy will be filled through an application, interview, and appointment process undertaken by the City Council.  In order to be considered for the vacancy, interested applicants must meet the following requirements:

1)  Be qualified as a City of Carver voter.

2)  Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older upon the date of taking office.

Those interested in applying for the vacant City Council position must submit a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, December 21, 2018.  Applications can be sent by mail or e-mail to:

Mail:      CITY OF CARVER                               E-mail:

c/o Brent Mareck

PO BOX 147

Carver, MN 55315

The City Council will interview all applicants meeting minimum position requirements on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.  This will be the only available date provided for applicants to interview for the City Council position.  The selected applicant will be appointed by the Carver City Council on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, and take the “Oath of Office” on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, during the regular City Council meeting.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Brent Mareck, City Manager, at (952) 448-8737 or by e-mail at