Dear Chanhassen Residents,
Please see below for the latest update on city business:
Preliminary Levy // Financial Sustainability
- On Oct.11th, City Council approved a 4.9% levy increase for the 2022 budget. As always, staff and Council are working together to consider ways to reduce the levy before setting the final levy on December 13, 2021.
- This proposed increase would result in a $12 per year increase on a $400,000 home.
- The largest component of the increase is due to personal services (additional employees, healthcare, employee wages).
- This adds an Economic Development Manager to help continued growth to Chanhassen’s tax base and support business development.
- Our annual Truth in Taxation Public Hearing will take place on December 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
Compensation Study // Operational Excellence
- On October 18, City Council reviewed the results of our Employee Compensation Study.
- Most minimum hiring salaries are below market making it difficult to attract candidates.
- With limited compensation growth, turnover is higher than the industry average which results in undue cost to the city.
- Recommendation for new step program for employee compensation and career growth.
Public Safety // Operational Excellence
Youth Commissioner Appointments // Operational Excellence
- Carver County Sheriff’s Office with the help of Carver IT staff has launched a great tool for residents to learn more about crime incidents in our area.
- You can now go online to Crime Viewer for more information.
- Congratulations to Alex Jerdee, Parks & Recreation Commission, and Julia Adams, Environmental Commission, on their recent appointments. What polished and passionate young ladies. We are thrilled to have them involved with our city commissions.
Avienda Development/Charles Cudd Co. Townhomes
Development & Redevelopment
- On Monday, October 25, the City Council will consider a request for Preliminary Plat Approval for Avienda Townhomes. This is the first plat to be submitted for approval for Avienda. Read more about this project online.
- After two years of construction, Highway 101 from Flying Cloud Drive to Pioneer Trail is now open. With improved safety, sightlines, and trails this was a successful joint effort between the City of Chanhassen, Carver County, and MnDot.