Pork Chop Dinner – Saturday, September 19, 2020

The Carver Lions will be hosting a drive-through pork chop dinner on Saturday, September 19.

The Lions will be serving from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Orders will be taken on 4th Street with pick up in front of City Hall on Broadway.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Carver Car Show – Saturday, September 12

The Carver Car Show will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020, on Broadway Street in downtown Carver.  Click on the attached flyer for more details.

There will be no regular parking on Broadway during the Car Show event.  Please park on side streets overnight Friday and during the event.

This is a joint effort with the Carver Steamboat Days Committee, the Carver Lions Club, and sponsors Carver Automotive and Napa Auto Parts.

September 2020 Utility Bill Notice

Unfortunately, due to a printing error, the “Sewer” fee on your September bill did not print on your statement, however, the total amount due is calculated correctly.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.  To request a copy of your September bill showing the printed sewer fee, please send an email to befta@cityofcarver.com or call 952-448-8729.

Carver Bluffs Development: Road Closure Starting September 8

Beginning September 8, 2020, crews will begin work at the east entrance of the Carver Bluffs Development (County Road 40/Main Street and Carver Bluffs Parkway).  During this time, residents will be asked to use the west entrance to the development at Jonathan Carver Parkway/Carver Bluffs Parkway.

The entrance at County Road 40/Main Street is anticipated to be closed until the end of September.  If you have any questions, you can contact Michael Jabs at 612-269-9970.

See the attached flyer for more details.

Save the Dates: Garage Sales, Car Show, Pork Chop Dinner

The Steamboat Days Committee recently announced the cancellation of Steamboat Days 2020 due to COVID-19. The Carver Lions are coordinating the following events in place of the typical Steamboat Days activities:

City Wide Garage Sales – September 11 and 12.  Watch for signs!
*Note: The Steamboat Days Committee will not be collecting addresses and/or seller information as has been done in the past. Watch for yard sale signs throughout Carver! Reminder to please be safe and follow State social distancing guidelines.

Carver Car Show – Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Roll-In begins at 9:15.  Downtown Carver.  FLYER

Lions Annual Pork Chop Dinner – Drive Through Dinner – Saturday, September 19 – 4-8 p.m.  Adjacent to City Hall.  FLYER


All About Grass Clippings

Grass clippings from lawns can be an asset to your lawn and garden or a detriment to your lawn, lakes and rivers. The key is when they are cut and where they go after they are cut.

Grass clippings are a valuable source of nutrients for the lawn. Clippings must be 1” in length or less to easily fall back to the soil and decompose quickly. Adding these clippings to the soil can improve your soil’s organic matter and health.  Grass clippings longer than 1” may stay on the lawn looking unsightly and smothering the grass below.  These longer clippings should be removed and either composted at your home or taken to the compost center.

Since getting shorter clippings means mowing your lawn more, you could consider reseeding your lawn with a “low mow” grass. Low mow grass mixes are a mix of slow growing fescues. Fescues are slower growing, drought and shade tolerant with finer, softer leaves.  You can reseed a traditional lawn with fescue seeds if you reframe from irrigating the lawn, the fescues will outcompete the existing grass over time.

There is a myth floating about that leaving grass clippings on the lawn contributes to thatch on the lawns. It doesn’t. Thatch is a layer of undecomposed organic matter that builds up between the soil surface and the actively growing green grass. Thatch appears if organic matter is being produced faster than it is being decomposed by micro-organisms.  This is caused by excessive nitrogen fertilizing, infrequent mowing and low soil oxygen.

Clippings can make great mulch around plants in annual or vegetable gardens. Mulching helps reduce weeds, conserves moisture, and modifies soil temperatures. Do not apply more than 1 or 2 inches of grass clippings at one time and do not use grass clippings as mulch if the lawn was recently treated with an herbicide for dandelions or other broadleaf weeds.

Where clippings should never be left is on your driveway, street or sidewalk. Clippings on these hard surfaces will wash off with the next rain and flow into the nearest lake, river or pond. Instead of adding fertilizer to your lawn, washed away grass clippings will add nutrients to lakes and rivers, causing algae growth.  Always be sure to sweep or blow grass clippings back off hard surfaces and back on to the lawn.  Your lakes, rivers and lawns will thank you.


City-Wide Garage Sales – September 11 and 12, 2020

Make plans now to attend the city-wide garage sales in Carver!

September 11 and 12 

*Note: The Steamboat Days Committee will not be collecting addresses and/or seller information as has been done in the past. Watch for yard sale signs throughout Carver! Reminder to please be safe and follow State social distancing guidelines.