Seasonal Spring Road Restrictions

Every year during the spring thaw (early-March to mid-May), City of Carver follows MnDOT’s seasonal road restrictions (postings).  This requires large trucks to reduce the weight on each axle of the vehicles to 5-ton on City of Carver roadways.  The roads exempt of this are:  6th Street, 4th Street, Levi Griffin Road, Ironwood Drive, and Monroe Drive.

The two primary causes for premature deterioration of asphalt streets are weather and traffic.  As the frost is leaving the ground during the spring thaw, the gravel under the streets has high moisture content, which affects the load carrying capacity of the asphalt pavement.  Therefore, the City of Carver does not issue permits for overweight vehicles during the spring load restriction period.

The exact dates on which seasonal limits go into effect and are removed very depending on annual temperature variations.  The City of Carver follows Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) schedule for imposing and removing spring road weight limit restrictions.

Additional information can be found by calling MnDOT at 651-366-5400 or visiting MnDOT’s website.

Mayor’s Message: 2020 Community Survey Begins in April

We’ve made it through what are literally the darkest days of winter, and have warmer weather and longer days to look forward to. It’s the time of year where I look forward to seeing my neighbors as they come outside to take advantage of some of the first warm days of the year. When we’re catching up, my neighbors will share their thoughts and ask questions about issues which affect the City of Carver, which I’m always happy to answer.

Resident engagement, which includes listening to feedback from community stakeholders, is key to any thriving city. What surprises me the most in my role as Mayor is how little feedback I receive from residents. That said, I understand. We all have busy lives, and keeping tabs with everything that’s going on in the City of Carver doesn’t often rise to the top of our to-do lists.

As part of the 2020 budget, the City of Carver hired the Morris Leatherman Company to conduct a community survey. This telephone survey will gather data from 400 randomly selected households in the City of Carver using a mix of landline and cell phone numbers to connect with our community members. This sample selection will provide statistically sound feedback from residents on various topics including City services, which will benefit City Council and staff as we determine our priorities for 2021 and beyond. The survey will take place later this spring.

The code to resident engagement is something I’ve struggled to crack since being elected to serve on City Council in 2017. I am confident this survey will give us a really good indicator of how residents feel on various issues affecting the City of Carver so we can use this feedback to guide the decisions we make going forward. 

Regardless if you’re randomly chosen to participate in the community survey or not, I want to know where you stand on City issues. Please feel free to connect with me by phone (my cell phone number is 612-702-7703), email (cjohnson@CityOfCarver.com), or on Facebook (@CarverMayorCourtney). 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Mayor Courtney Johnson

Mayor’s Message: 2020 Community Survey Will Begin in April

Mayor Courtney Johnson

We’ve made it through what are literally the darkest days of winter, and have warmer weather and longer days to look forward to. It’s the time of year where I look forward to seeing my neighbors as they come outside to take advantage of some of the first warm days of the year. When we’re catching up, my neighbors will share their thoughts and ask questions about issues which affect the City of Carver, which I’m always happy to answer.

Resident engagement, which includes listening to feedback from community stakeholders, is key to any thriving city. What surprises me the most in my role as Mayor is how little feedback I receive from residents. That said, I understand. We all have busy lives, and keeping tabs with everything that’s going on in the City of Carver doesn’t often rise to the top of our to-do lists.

As part of the 2020 budget, the City of Carver hired the Morris Leatherman Company to conduct a community survey. This telephone survey will gather data from 400 randomly selected households in the City of Carver using a mix of landline and cell phone numbers to connect with our community members. This sample selection will provide statistically sound feedback from residents on various topics including City services, which will benefit City Council and staff as we determine our priorities for 2021 and beyond. The survey will take place later this spring.

The code to resident engagement is something I’ve struggled to crack since being elected to serve on City Council in 2017. I am confident this survey will give us a really good indicator of how residents feel on various issues affecting the City of Carver so we can use this feedback to guide the decisions we make going forward. 

Regardless if you’re randomly chosen to participate in the community survey or not, I want to know where you stand on City issues. Please feel free to connect with me by phone (my cell phone number is 612-702-7703), email (cjohnson@CityOfCarver.com), or on Facebook (@CarverMayorCourtney). 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Mayor Courtney Johnson

Outdoor Warning Siren Testing Resumes Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In preparation for severe weather season, Carver County will resume testing of the outdoor warning sirens at 1:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 1:00 pm.

Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week this year is April 13 – 17, 2020, with statewide tornado drills scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020, (outdoor warning sirens will be activated at 1:45 pm and 6:45 pm).

Carver Fire Is Looking For Paid, On-Call Firefighters! (Apply by February 28)

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within 15 minutes of the fire station.  They must pass a criminal background check, physical, driving history review, and psychological exam.

Benefits include:

* Training
* Uniforms
* Equipment
* College Credits
* Tax Credits
* Retirement Benefits

Click HERE for Position Announcement and Employment Application Form.

*Applications are due by February 28, 2020, to City Hall (316 Broadway)

Carver Community Youth Baseball & Softball Programs

Carver 2020 T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball

This year in Carver we plan to have programs for the following:

T-Ball – Ages 3, 4, and young 5’s that have not played before.  Registration closes 4/26/2020.

In-House Softball (now being called Community) – Girls Kindergarten through high school.  Registration closes 4/5/2020.

In-House/Community Baseball – Boys Kindergarten through high school.  Registration closes 4/5/2020.

Travel Baseball – More competitive league with more games and weekend tournaments.  We can accommodate this depending on interest and leadership (coaches).  Registration closes 3/1/2020.

Please click on the following link for more information:  http://ccybsa.sportssignup.com/site/

Commission Members Still Needed for the HPC!

The City of Carver is currently seeking residents for the following Commission:

Heritage Preservation Commission – 2 open positions

These positions will be filled through an interview and appointment process undertaken by the City Council.  In order to be considered for the position, residents should submit a letter of interest on the City’s website at www.cityofcarver.com/Commission-Application.  Please contact Vicky Sons-Eiden at 952-448-8727 with any questions.

Carver Baseball and Softball Registrations Open

Warm Weather and Green Grass will soon be upon us!

Just a reminder that Baseball and Softball registrations are currently open.

A number of questions have been brought up regarding Fees and Start Dates. Please ensure the CCYBSA’s website is saved as your “Favorite” page for CCYBSA information.

On the Left side of the CCYBSA Home page, information for all of the programs offered, is listed depending on which program you select. Program Play Dates, Registration Fees, including what is included in your registration fee, and other important information is presented for the program selected.

Similar to past years, for the 2020 season, your registration fee will include the MVP Card. Additional MVP Cards can be purchased during the registration process and is great to give to other family members and friends. MVP Cards are good at local business establishments (listed on the card), as well as the MVP Card offers discounts Nation Wide! A mobile app is also available. Download information is available on your MVP Card.

As always, if you have any further questions please send an email to ccybsa.reg@gmail.com and someone will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

Important Dates to Remember:

Early Bird Discount Ends – February 11, 2020
Baseball Travel Program Registration Ends – March 1, 2020
Community (In-House) Baseball & Softball Registration Ends – April 5, 2020
T-Ball Registration Ends – April 26, 2020
CCYBSA Uniform Try-On and Player Clinic – TBD

$25.00 Late Fee Implemented for Registration after close date.

Play Ball!

CCYBSA Board

Polling Place Notification

The week of February 6, 2020, Postal Verification Cards were mailed to City of Carver households with at least one registered voter stating a polling place change.  These postcards inadvertently had the wrong polling place listed.  New postcards with the correct polling location will be mailed on February 13, 2020.

Please note the correct polling place for City of Carver residents beginning with the March 3, 2020, Presidential Nomination Primary is:

Carver City Hall
316 Broadway
Carver MN 55315