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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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    Join our Team! Hiring | Building Inspector

    December 21st, 2018

    Building Inspector

    The City of Carver (population 4,473) is seeking applications for the position of Building Inspector to join a creative and friendly team.  The City is looking for a self-motivated individual to work with the Community Development Department to ensure compliance with State and local regulations.

    General Duties:

    The Building Inspector will be responsible for reviewing construction plans, perform inspections, investigating complaints related to code violations, and assisting the building official as needed. The building inspector should be able to apply working knowledge of all state construction codes and city ordinance to ensure code compliance.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Completion of one post-secondary technical course in building, mechanical, and/or plumbing inspection.
    • Certification through the Department of Labor and Industry as a building official limited or ability to obtain with six months of employment.
    • Valid Minnesota driver’s license with a good driving record.


    Applicants must submit a completed city employment application form, resume and cover letter. Application forms and a complete position description are available by visiting the City of Carver’s website at Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 18, 2019.

    The starting salary for this position is $54,525 with an excellent benefits package.

    Application packets can be emailed to Erin Smith, City Planner at, mailed or hand delivered to 801 Jonathan Carver Parkway, Carver, MN 55315

    City of Carver, c/o Building Inspector Position, PO Box 147, Carver, MN 55315


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    Carver welcomes Lakeview Industries

    November 20th, 2018

    The City of Carver is pleased to announce the relocation of Lakeview Industries to Carver.  The new home of Lakeview’s headquarters is north of Mills Fleet Farm.  The project includes construction of a 154,000+ square foot building bringing 95 new jobs to the City of Carver.  Mayor Mike Webb stated “I have never been so excited about a project in Carver” about Lakeview’s move.  Currently in the City of Chaska, Lakeview has been in the plastic fabrication business for over 30 years.  Construction of the new facility is anticipated to begin late 2018 with grand opening spring of 2019. 

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    Design Carver Open House

    August 7th, 2018


    Join us to learn more about the 2040 Comprehensive Plan process.  Information will be available for review and comment.  Can’t make it but would like to provide input?  Take the Design Carver survey found HERE.

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