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    City of Carver Hires Building Official

    August 30th, 2019

    The City of Carver is excited to announce Jessica Archer as the City’s Building Official.  Archer joined City Staff on August 26, 2019.

    Archer has worked in building and construction since 2005 and has held the position of Building Official in the cities of Minnestrista and Chanhassen.  Archer has extensive experience in both commercial and residential plan review, inspections and mentoring of fresh inspectors in the field.

    A native of Buffalo, Archer holds a technical degree from Anoka Technical College in Architectural Design and Drafting, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a Master of Business with a focus on workplace conflict.

    “Jessica brings a depth of knowledge and technical skill to our team.  Beyond her technical work in plan review and inspections, she brings a level of customer service and interpersonal skills that we are fortunate to have.  I am excited to see the improvements she makes to our processes and the relationships she will build with local contractors and residents in Carver.  Jessica already feels like she has been part of the team for a long time and we feel really lucky she chose to join our team”, said Erin Smith, Community Development Director with the City of Carver.

    Archer will be active on both commercial and residential job sites beginning this fall.

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    City Hall Community Open House

    August 19th, 2019

    Join us Wednesday, September 4, 2019 for a first look at the new City Hall!  Building dedication to begin at 6:30 with tours and refreshments available until 8pm.


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    Edith-Anne Award Call for Nominations

    July 1st, 2019

    The Edith-Anne Award celebrates residents that go above and beyond maintaining their property.  Is there a house in your neighborhood with landscaping you admire?  Nominate them for the Edith-Anne Award to recognize their hard work and commitment to the community.

    Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, July 11 and the winner will be chosen by the Planning Commission at their July 18 meeting.

    The nomination application can be found HERE.

    Questions can be directed to Erin Smith at 952-448-8743.

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    City of Carver Awarded Innovative Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant

    February 1st, 2019

    The City of Carver was awarded $977,000 from the Department of Employment and Economic Development for construction a new City street to be named Commerce Drive.

    Commerce Drive will be a north/south City street with access from Levi Griffin Road.  “The addition of Commerce Drive will create an opportunity for additional commercial, retail and industrial development north of Highway 212, which will bring jobs and a more diversified tax base to the City of Carver” said Mayor Courtney Johnson. The Innovative Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant is awarded for job creation via new businesses and organizations. Construction of Commerce Drive is anticipated to begin Spring 2019.

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