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Frequently Asked Questions (Last Update: 9/7/2016)
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Q: Is each subdivision represented on the Chevalle Master Board?
A: Yes.  Currently two people from each neighborhood sit on the Master Board.  The only exception is Campello, which is currently represented by the Developer. In December 2016, the number of neighborhood representatives is reduced to one person per neighborhood in accordance with the Chevalle Declarations.
Q: Can homeowners attend Master Board meetings?
A: Yes. Homeowners are given a set time to speak at the beginning of Master Board meetings and can observe the entire meeting after the open forum has ended.
Q: When are Master Board meetings held?
A: Currently the Board is meeting the first Tuesday of each month at the Victoria Rec Center.  Meeting times and dates are posted on this website.
Q: Do I need to shovel the sidewalk in front of my home? 
A: Yes, City of Chaska Ord. No. 276, Sec. 1 states sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours after a snowfall or other accumulation.  (Note: Talero and Terra Vista homeowners utilize their contractor to complete this.)
Q: What is the rule about dog waste in Chevalle?
A:  City of Chaska Ord. No. 556, Sec. 1 states it is unlawful for any resident to allow their pet to defecate on any property that is not their own unless it is removed immediately. Chevalle supports this and respectfully asks all pet owners to abide by this ordinance when walking your dog.
Q: What is the rule about unleashed dogs in Chevalle?
A: City of Chaska Ord. No. 210, Sec. 4 states it is unlawful to allow a dog to run at large at any time. Please keep your dog leashed when not on your property. We don't want loose dogs spooking other dogs or residents who are using the trails. Please be respectful of your fellow neighbors.
On June 29, 2016 Master Board Members met with the City of Chaska regarding coordination efforts between Chevalle Country Estate Association and the City.  Those in attendance: Jerry Hillius, Kathy Tinker, Roxie Kraai, City of Chaska - Brian Jung, Bill Monk, Kevin Ringwald.  The following are questions and responses from that meeting:
Q: Does this City have a standard No Mow/Easement sign they use to help control unauthorized mowing?
The City has gotten away from posting signage and simply owning the outlot when the neighborhood is created.  They will follow up with each individual homeowner for infractions of use on City property. If you feel there is a weed problem on green space near your property, you are asked to contact the City and they will address the issue.
Q. Has the City re-inspected the installation of the pond filtration system (between Talero & Terra Vista) to ensure proper water levels and functionality?
Bill Monk said that it had been inspected and he will reconfirm it has been accepted.  He noted this area is meant to act as a wet meadow. Water levels may be slightly lower now that the filtration system is installed.
Q: Does the City regularly monitor all pond and wetland water levels?
Bill Monk and Brian Jung both stated that they do.  However, if a homeowner notices a significant change in anything that might be impacting the functionality of the system prior to the next inspection, feel free to contact the City so it can be checked out.
Q:  When will the City begin to plow snow from the trails within Chevalle?
Brian Jung noted that now that all trails within Chevalle will be complete, the City will begin to plow the trails this upcoming 2016-2017 season.  The only exception to this will be the trail section going around the small pond near the entrance of the neighborhood and a few small sections of sidewalk that are not part of the city trail system.  Depending on the type of snow event, the City plans to have trails cleared within 1-3 days of the snow event.  In most cases it will occur within 1 day.
Q:  Can pond and wetland areas be enhanced with additional (native) wildflower seeding?
Yes, but the City recommends working with our native area maintenance contractor, and permission must be obtained from the City first, especially when it relates to City-owned property.
Q:  Can additional trees be added to the parkway (Grand Chevalle)?
Possibly.  Bill Monk will look at the original plans and work with the Board to determine feasibility. There may be an option where the City could help to provide trees but would not install and would not be under warranty.
Q:  When boulevard trees are damaged by storms will the City pick up the fallen tree?
Yes, but the homeowner will be responsible to replace it.
Q:  Who is responsible for sidewalk damage once the builder/developer has completed the sidewalk and it has been accepted by the City?
The homeowner is responsible for the condition and snow removal of the sidewalk on their lot.
Q: Does the City perform any pond maintenance with regard to Duck Weed?
No.  The City views the presence of Duck Weed as an indication that the pond is functioning properly. In the wild, duckweed is an important source of food for fish and waterfowl. Duckweed provides a habitat for certain types of frogs and fish. It also maintains the habitat by providing enough shade to keep the growth of oxygen-robbing algae down.
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Q: Is there any plan to manage Japanese Beetles in Chevalle?
A: The Association will ask its landscaping company to check trees and shrubs on common property during beetle season for any potential infestation and will treat as necessary.  Homeowners should consult with their landscaper, or self-treat their yards if they suspect they have an infestation.  Here is a link to detailed information on managing Japanese Beetles: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/japanese-beetles/
Q: Does the City perform any pond maintenance with regard to algae or odor?
No. The issues with algae and pond aesthetics comes up often and the City does not promote or allow treatment of the storm water ponds as they state it is counterproductive to natural wetlands and other downstream waters. The City encourages homeowners to learn more at: http://www.co.carver.mn.us/home/showdocument?id=5841