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12-20-2014: Winter Farmer's Market
9 a.m. to noon at Prior Lake City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. S.E.. For more information visit the Winter Farmer's Market website.

12-22-2014: City Council Work Session
at 5:00 p.m., City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. SE. Agenda packets and information available on the Mayor and Council website.

12-22-2014: City Council Meeting
at 7 p.m., City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. SE. Agenda packets and information available on the Mayor and Council website.

12-22-2014: Credit River Rd. Public Hearing
at 7 p.m. at City Hall during the council meeting for anyone desiring to be heard regarding the improvement project.

plowWinter Parking Restrictions Underway Through March
It is unlawful to park any vehicle on any street within the city between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 until March 31. It is also unlawful to park any vehicle at all other times following a continuous or intermittent snowfall with an accumulation of two or more inches, or during a snow emergency, until the snow has been plowed to the full width of the street. Any vehicle parked in violation of this subsection may be towed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 169.041. A violation of this subsection shall be a petty misdemeanor. The city contracts with Allen's Towing Service at (952) 894-1000, 7215 W. 128th St. in Savage.

City Seeks Police Chief
The City of Prior Lake is accepting applications for Police Chief until Jan. 12, 2015, at 5 p.m. This is a full-time key leadership and management position in law enforcement responsible for all aspects of managing business operations of the Police Department and setting policy and standards for the police staff for the purposes of protecting lives and property, enforcing laws and ordinances and maintaining public order throughout the city. For more information, visit the City of Prior Lake Jobs Webpage.

Ice Rinks and Warming House Opening Delayed to Dec. 27
Prior Lake's ice rinks and its warming house at Lakefront Park will open Saturday, Dec. 27 weather permitting. Delays are due to unseasonably warm weather and poor ice conditions. For an up-to-date status of the rinks and warming house, call the Weather Hotline at (952) 447-9825.
Warming House hours:
Monday – Friday 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays/Sundays/School Holidays: noon - 8 p.m.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Website DesignCity of Prior Lake to Unveil New Website Design for 2015
The City of Prior Lake will unveil its new website design on Jan. 1, 2015 at the same web address (URL) as its current site. The design incorporates a modern, user-friendly format based upon other award-winning local government designs. The layout and configuration arose from years of analytic data regarding website use, research of other local government entities, and advisory committee and staff input. Important new features include a scalable display, a universal streaming video format, a more intuitive, resident-based menu layout and much more.

Award Winning Snow/Ice Removal Techniques Continues for 2015
To keep roads clear of ice and snow in winter, the City of Prior Lake has implemented environmentally-friendly and cost-effective measures save residents thousands of dollars. The City’s environmental efforts were nationally recognized in 2010. Using a combination of salt reduction, anti-icing technology, and computerized systems the City has reduced salt use by 77%, reducing the amount of salt in our watershed by 83%. Click here for more information about Prior Lake’s award winning efforts in snow and ice removal.

Stemmer Ridge Rd. Street Improvements
The City of Prior Lake hosted a public meeting Nov. 17 regarding Stemmer Ridge Rd. in the southwest portion of Prior Lake. Click here for the resident invite with more information. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from a previous meeting. Comments from that meeting regarding the process for concept selection and project delivery are avalaible here.
The proposed project would extend Stemmer Ridge Rd. from its terminus within the Spring Lake Estates development north to County Rd. 82, aligning it with the existing intersection of Mystic Lake Blvd. The project would also connect the city’s trunk sanitary sewer and watermain in this location. Click here for the Stemmer Ridge Road Street and Utility Feasibility Study. For more information, contact City Engineer Larry Poppler at (952) 447-9832.

Carriage Hills/Crest Ave. Proposed Road Project Information
The City of Prior Lake is proposing street improvements to Carriage Hills Parkway, Carriage Hill Rd., and Crest Ave. in 2014. This project will be funded entirely through City funds; no assessments are proposed. Click here for more information.

Join the New Emergency Notification System Today!
Code Red LogoThe City of Prior Lake is part of Scott County's upgraded emergency notification system called CodeRED, a high-speed telephone emergency notification service. The CodeRED System allows public safety agencies to deliver pre-recorded information to targeted areas. There are several types of situations that prompt a message from CodeRED including emergency, general or weather notifications. It's up to you what you receive. Click here for more information and to enter the secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page.

City of Prior Lake Resident Survey Results Shared
The City of Prior Lake conducted its most recent resident survey in February 2014. The initial results were shared with the public during its 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan meeting on April 22 at Club Prior. The independent survey of one-in-every-57.5 Prior Lake residents was conducted by the Morris Leatherman Company. Click here for a copy of the presentation. A video of the April 22 presentation can be seen here.

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