Downtown Open House reminder and other news

The public open house to review the initial output of the Downtown Master Plan is on Wednesday, February 16.  The event will be held at the Chaska Community Center Community Room from 7-9 p.m.  This event is meant to be the primary means by which the public will get input into the task force’s final report, so if you are interested in the future of Downtown Chaska, please attend.

In other news:

  • At its Monday meeting, the City Council settled on a new policy for determining the Mayor Pro Tem.  The longest standing Council member (with a minimum of two years on the council) will hold the position, with the position rotating yearly to the person with the next longest seniority on the Council.  As Chris Schulz was the Mayor Pro Tem in 2009-2010, the Council named Rick Ford as the Mayor Pro Tem for 2011, with Greg Boe on tap for the position in 2012.
  • The city completed its Michael Foods noise analysis last week.  The facility was within ordinance on an average basis, but there were spikes of noise that were in violation.  The city will be working with Michael Foods to see if those spikes can be eliminated.
  • Finally, I am pleased to report that I have been selected for participation on the Park Board.  There are a lot of exciting projects ahead, and I look forward to helping continue the city’s excellent parks and recreation facilities and programs.  If you have questions or concerns about parks and rec issues, don’t hesitate to contact me.

2 Responses to “Downtown Open House reminder and other news”

  1. I would be interested in knowing about what happened to the Griep Park expansion, it used to be on the plan but seems to have been lost in the shuffle. Great opportunity.

    • Hi Todd,

      The Griep Park expansion was discussed at last night’s Park Board meeting. As you may remember, the plan was for about 3 1/4 acres in the SE corner of the future SWCHS site was to be added on to the existing park footprint (basically the land would be at the end of Groves Drive). As SWCHS is now ready to move forward with their construction plans (a revised site plan is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission in May), the city is preparing its plans for the neighborhood park. They have a firm that is preparing three concepts for the site, and the city is also planning to hold neighborhood meetings in the next two to three months to discuss the amenities that might be included in the park.

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