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Chaska hires new assistant city administrator
Mar 07, 2012 | 3268 views | 7 7 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The City of Chaska has hired a new assistant city administrator. According to the latest city newsletter, Jeffrey Dahl will fill the vacancy made by Bart Fischer's departure. Fischer left Chaska to take a job as the city administrator in Falcon Heights.

Dahl was chosen from a pool of more than 60 candidates for the position. He has served as the city administrator in Osseo since 2010. He also served as their development director since 2006. Prior to employment with the city of Osseo, he was a community development intern for the city of Woodbury. He currently lives in St. Louis Park.

According to the newsletter, Dahl's previous experience should be a great asset to Chaska. "The city of Osseo has a population of just over 2,000 people and is located between Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park. Since Osseo is a smaller community, moving into a larger organization will be a good career move for Jeff, and will also bring the skills to Chaska of someone who has had the experience of working in a metro community.

"The city of Osseo is unique in that it has a traditional downtown, just like Chaska. In fact, the city of Osseo completed a downtown master plan two years ago which was very similar to that of Chaska’s. Since that time he has had the opportunity to implement some of the pieces of that plan. He also has a good working relationship with the public and the desire to be a real servant leader in the community. He will bring a wide array of experience to Chaska."

Dahl’s first full day with the city of Chaska will be Monday, April 9.
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wake up time
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March 08, 2012
-Downtown, Downtown - who cares - the residents and citizens of Chaska live outside the downtown area. Let's focus on where the people live and where they work.

The list of inefficient downtown projets can fill up a page. Ohnsorg, Klein mansion, highway 41, housing project by the river, Cy's, Rex, multiple food places, etc.

Downtown is no longer a critical item in the future of Chaska, it is not an anchor, it is a malignant cancer that should be referred to hospice care.

The passage of time will solve the downtown conundrum, the spending and spending of resources is wrongly directed and accomplishes nothing.
Altruistic
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March 09, 2012
Wake up time, historically "old" downtowns are make every city; Excelsior, Hopkins, Chanhassen, Shakopee, New Prague, Jordan, Hutchinson and errr ummm MINNEAPOLIS...

You are in denial SIR!
blueheron121
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March 08, 2012
Well, let's hope that Mr. Dahl has some fresh ideas to bring to the table for the poor condition of our downtown area. It does not have the charm or ambience that it used to have and it needs to be totally revitalized.

I'm sure willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and hold an optimistic attitude that Mr. Dahl will not come in with the "Good Ole Boy Club" attitude and will instead steer our council toward something brighter and more vigorous.

The city of Chaska waits for concrete evidence of your experience and I hope you have the courage and integrity to start bringing back the vital downtown that I remember from years gone by. It needs so much help and I challenge you to support the needed changes and I also challenge all of Chaska's residents to shop and support the businesses we still have.
anonymous
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March 07, 2012
Traditional, accustom to, familiar, Often encounter or seen, closed vacant buildings. He should fit in quite well.
Eyes Open
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March 08, 2012
Cuzzy's, Tommy's, Synergy, Linda's Cellar, Patron, Lillians,, Five Star Recovery, Pure Market Express, Ace Hardware ect....and so on and so on.

Open the eyes and no talking unless you are familiar with life as we know it.
anonymous
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March 10, 2012
Note to Eyes Open. Take off your sunglasses
Eyes Open
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March 10, 2012
Way to make you case anonymous. Clever for the out of touchers L and O and L ;)
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