Flooding Update for Highway 41 in Chaska 

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highway 41 will close between Highway 169 and Chaska Boulevard at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, due to the rising water levels of the Minnesota River. Highway 41 will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage to the road can be repaired. Motorists can expect additional traffic on the Highway 101 river crossing in Shakopee.

The Department of Administration supports the city’s core services and acts a liaison for the City Council. The department's main functions include:

  • City Administrator: Support, enhancement, compliance and implementation of City Council policy
  • City Clerk: Maintain official city records, including city code and public meetings
  • Communications: Public relations and communications
  • Facilities: Maintenance and upkeep of city buildings
  • Human Resources: Employment and labor relations
  • Information Technology: IT support

City Administrator

Shakopee City Administrator William H. Reynolds joined the city in June 2015. Prior to assuming his current role he served as president of WHR Professional Services Solutions, a strategic operations consulting firm, and in leadership for the City of Pensacola, Fla., and in county administration for both Washtenaw County, Mich., and Chippewa County, Wis.

Appointed by the City Council, the city administrator serves as the chief administrative officer in the City of Shakopee. The Administrator is responsible for day-to-day oversight of city operations, providing direction for all city departments regarding the policies and goals established by the City Council, handling citizen inquiries and acting as liaison to the mayor and City Council.