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    Monday is Your Opportunity to Share Feedback on the Proposed 2018 City Property Taxes

    November 30th, 2017

    Over the last week, property owners in the City of Carver received a 2018 Truth in Taxation notice from Carver County. The notice primarily provides information on proposed 2018 property taxes for Carver County, District 112, and the City of Carver.

    The City Council will be holding a meeting on Monday, December 4 to get your input on the City of Carver’s portion of the proposed 2018 property taxes. The meeting will be held at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers at 109 Main St. E.  If you’re unable to attend the meeting, please reach out to Brent Mareck (City Manager) by e-mail at bmareck@cityofcarver.com or by phone at (952) 448-8737 to share your thoughts on the proposed 2018 budget and property taxes. 

    Below is a link to a 2018 budget and tax summary that will be presented to residents and the City Council on Monday night during the meeting.

    2018 Truth in Taxation – Resident Summary

    2018 Truth in Taxation Meeting

    Monday, December 4

    109 Main St. E. – 7 pm

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    Earth Work for New Homes to Start West of Jonathan Carver Parkway

    November 17th, 2017

    Many may remember the old barn that was once situated near White Pine Way, just west of Jonathan Carver Parkway.  The barn, which was in severe disrepair, was torn down and removed from the property earlier this fall.  The property where this old barn once stood will now be home to new families in Carver.  The single-family housing development named Oak Tree, by CalAtlantic Homes, will occur in a number of phases over the next few years.  The Oak Tree development is expected to have 200 single-family home lots.

    You’re likely to notice a collection of earth moving equipment, just south of the Carver Crossing Apartment Complex, that will be used to do preliminary grading work for the development over the next few weeks.  Street and utility work for the development will begin in the spring of 2018, once the project has received all of its necessary City approvals.

    If you have any questions regarding the Oak Tree Development, please contact Brent Mareck, City Manager, at bmareck@cityofcarver.com or by phone at (952) 448-8737.

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    Project Update: Broadway City Hall Project

    November 15th, 2017

    Community Stakeholders Design Session

    In April, the City Council selected as their “preferred choice” the construction of a new City Hall on the existing City Hall/Village Hall site located at 316 Broadway.  The selection was the result of a Concept Phase involving two task force groups working to select a site and develop a preliminary design for a community space in Carver.  Although not originally developed as an option by the task force groups, the culmination of their work and the feedback collected from residents led to the selection of a new building on the existing City Hall/Village Hall site on Broadway.

    As a follow-up to the Community Space Task Force work, a Community Stakeholder Design Session was held to develop design principles for the new building.  One of the most impactful outcomes of the design session was the inclusion of a commercial kitchen as an amenity for the large  multi-purpose room.  This concept, along with the other developed design principles by stakeholders, were used by the Building Committee and Wold Architects to develop a floor plan and exterior elevations for the building. 

    The preliminary design features a main level multi-purpose room, which could accommodate nearly two-hundred (200) occupants.  The main level also includes a commercial kitchen, restroom facilities, and a lobby.  The second floor space includes office space, conference rooms, lobby, and City Council Chambers.  During the design process, the building floor plan increased in size from 8,520 sq. ft. to 10,468 sq. ft.  That said, the proposed space is still smaller than the footprint of the existing City Hall/Village Hall currently located at 316 Broadway. 

    The City’s Heritage Preservation Committee is currently reviewing preliminary building elevations, with their review likely concluding by late November.  In addition, final revisions are being made to the floor plan, leading the way to a review of the final floor plan and elevations by the City Council in December.   

    In order to move forward with the Broadway City Hall Project, the City Council will also be asked to consider the issuance of Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) bonds to finance construction and other project costs.  The City Council will be presented with preliminary financial information on the Broadway City Hall Project at their next meeting on November 20.

    Upcoming Schedule:

    Review Preliminary Financing Structure for Capital Improvement Plan Bonds
    November 20, 2017 – Council Meeting

    Newsletter Information / Website Update
    December 2017

    Establish a Public Hearing to Consider the Issuance of Capital Improvement Plan Bonds
    December 4, 2017 – Council Meeting

    Approve City Hall Design
    December 18, 2017 – Council Meeting

    Newsletter Information / Website Update
    January 2018

    Hold a Public Hearing to Consider the Issuance of Capital Improvement Plan Bonds for the Broadway City Hall Project
    January 16, 2018 – Council Meeting

    Comments and questions related to the Broadway City Hall Project may be sent to Brent Mareck, City Manager, at bmareck@cityofcarver.com or by phone at (952) 448-8737.

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    New Downtown Village Hall Option to be Presented on Monday to City Council

    April 14th, 2017

    At the April 3 meeting, the City Council requested additional information and research be collected related to the five existing Village Hall options.  As a result of this additional study, a “sixth option” has been developed for a concept using the existing Village Hall site in the historic downtown.

    This new construction option consists of a new two-story, at-grade/no basement, 8,520 sq. ft. building (approximately 4,260 sq. ft. per floor).  The concept includes city hall offices, as well as a dual-purposed space for community events (with a caterer’s kitchen), and City Council Chambers.  The estimated cost of construction is $3,997,661, with an estimated tax impact of $201 for a $300,000 home.

    At Monday’s meeting, the City Council will consider selecting a “preferred option” for Village Hall.  The selection would result in City staff developing an “action plan” for the implementation of the “preferred option.”  The action plan would be reviewed and considered at a future City Council meeting.  The City Council will be considering this new downtown option, as well as all the previously discussed options, at their meeting on Monday, April 17 at 7 pm.  For a link to the April 17 City Council Packet click here.

        

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