Dear Chanhassen Residents,
Please see below for an update. However, I must first acknowledge the terribly sad loss of life of our servicemen in Afghanistan. I am so grateful for our brave men and women who not only defend our nation’s freedoms but put their life on the line to help others around the world. I have the utmost respect and pride for our United States Armed Forces.
MetroNet Approval – Operational Excellence
On Monday, the City Council approved a Franchise Agreement with MetroNet. Under the franchise agreement, MetroNet will build out an all fiber optic system to 85% of Chanhassen within 36-months. We heard you and we are pleased that Chanhassen residents will have more service options. MetroNet will offer internet, cable, and phone service. For more details, please visit the MetroNet website.Budget Planning – Financial Sustainability
The City Council held an additional work session on August 16 to review the 2022 preliminary budget, levy, and CIP Overview. Department heads provided Council with their strategic initiatives and budget highlights for their respective departments. The budget will continue to be refined and Council will consider adoption of a maximum tax levy at the regular Council meeting on September 27. Information will be shared throughout this process. New Restaurants – Development & Redevelopment
Two new restaurants are coming to Chanhassen’s downtown area. Crisp & Green –
an innovative fast-casual restaurant featuring salads, grain bowls, and smoothies.Red’s Savoy Pizza
– a tasty pizza place providing award-winning ‘Sota-style pizza and catering. District 112 Referendum Report - Communication
At our Work Session on Monday, representatives from School District 112 provided information for the upcoming November referendum. While the school district and city are two separate governing bodies, the impact and importance of this information was valuable for the Council to hear. For more information on the referendum, visit ECCSvote.org. U.S. Census Results
As of April 1, 2020, the City of Chanhassen had 10,020 housing units, 9,644 households, and 25,947 people. Household size averaged 2.68 persons per household.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Warmest Regards,Elise Ryaneryan@ci.chanhassen.mn.us