Public Health & Environment Division
600 E. 4th Street, Chaska MN 55318
Tom Vellenga, Interim Director
The Public Health & Environment Division was created as part of the 2009-2010 reorganization combining two former divisions: Public Health and Land & Water Services. This new division includes the Public Health, Environmental Services, Land Management, and Planning & Water Management departments [the latter two departments were previously Planning & Zoning], and two agencies – Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) and the Community Development Agency (CDA). The environmental segment of the division is responsible for a wide array of programs and projects relating to land, water, housing, environment, conservation, and economic development. The PH&E departments and agencies along with their respective program areas are shown below.
Prevent. Promote. Protect.
Preventing the spread of infectious disease; Promoting healthy communities and healthy behaviors; Protecting against environmental health hazards; Preparing for/responding to disasters, assisting communities in recovery; Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services.
Public Housing, Housing Assistance Programs, Economic Development
Environmental Center, Recycling, Solid Waste, Industrial & Household Hazardous Waste, Feedlots, On-site Sewers, Burning Permits, Ag Inspections, Radon Kits
Rural Zoning, Subdivision, Building Permits, Ag Permits, Planning Commission, Board of Adjustment
Comprehensive Plan, Water Management Plan, Water Management Rules, Wetlands Conservation Act, Water Quality Report, Quality of Life Report, TMDL
Landowner Technical Assistance, Conservation Cost Share programs, Construction Site Erosion Control