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What is the minimum amount of snowfall before the city will plow the city roads? The residential roads have been challenging to drive on, especially if you don't have a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Dec 22, 2009 | 787 views | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print


Great job from the Chaska
by Carroll
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Dec 24, 2009 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Great job from the Chaska Public Works, thanks guys, you handled the overnight Twin Cities Record Snow from Dec. 23/24 very well.
PS: Per the Star Tribune reports the National Weather Service says CHASKA gets the Record for the overnight Snowfall of 9.4"
PS2: Thanks also to all my neighbors that got their cars off the street.

The Chaska Police
by Mark Olson
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Dec 23, 2009 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Chaska Police Department’s weekly newsletter has a couple good tips on this topic:
* When possible do not park on city streets. If you, or any guests you may have, must park on the street be aware of our Chaska winter parking ordinance, which requires “Odd/Even” parking. As an example, today the – 23rd – cars must be parked on the odd numbered side of the street. And, for those who must park on the street overnight, no worries… the “odd” numbered parking continues until 6 AM of the following day. That way you don’t have to move your car at midnight.
* If you have a fire hydrant in front of, or near your home, please take a few minutes to shovel around it (dig it out) so fire crews can quickly access it, if they need too.

Thanks Greg for checking on
by Carroll
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Dec 23, 2009 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Thanks Greg for checking on that.
Just be glad you live in Chaska, NOT Minneapolis or St. Paul.
Chaska Public Works does a GREAT JOB plowing and I thank them (Tim & Crew), especially when they have to drive around all the cars left in the streets.
City Residential streets are much worse and then when they do plow, it is by Snow Emergency where you better get your car off the street or it will cost you $250+ for Ticket, Towing and Storage/Impound.
In Chaska it will cost you $42 and they leave your car there, at least for a few days as my son found out following the Blizzard. He didn’t get a ticket until Saturday following the Tuesday Blizzard. Either the Chaska Police are lenient or they don’t cruise my street that often? Anyway I think he got by cheap.

I asked about the City's
by Greg Boe
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Dec 22, 2009 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I asked about the City’s snow plowing policy at the City Council meeting last night, and I was told that main roads are plowed as needed to maintain safe and easy access, while side roads are normally plowed whenever a snowfall of 2" or greater occurs. Less than 2" of snow may result in some side streets being sanded/salted where necessary, but they may not be plowed. The two individuals listed above can certainly verify, correct, and/or expand on this short summary.
While it has been a while since we’ve seen a 2" snowfall in Chaska, we have received several nuisance snowfalls that can add up after a while and make winter driving a challenge. Not to worry, though, because the next few days will certainly take care of that (lack of 2" snowfalls) problem!

I would guess it is an
by Carroll
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Dec 22, 2009 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I would guess it is an un-written rule to save our Tax Dollars, maybe someone can call one of two guys that should have your answer:
Chaska City Hall
One City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN 55318
Ph. 952-448-9200
or email them:
City Administrator
Matthew Podhradsky
matt@chaskamn.com
or
Public Works Superintendent and Fire Chief
Tim Wiebe
Twiebe@chaskamn.com

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