Residents and area business people are needed on Tuesday, April 22 to help refine the most important document in our community: The 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan (formerly the 2030 Vision and Strategic Plan). The public is welcome on Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30 - 10 p.m. at Club Prior, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. in Prior Lake and will play an important role in shaping Prior Lake's future. The event will be facilitated by former Scott County Administrator Dave Unmacht and includes dinner. Take part and RSVP the city by Friday, April 18 at (952) 447-9800 or email.
The Annual Arbor Day Tree Sale is Saturday, May 3 from 9-11 a.m. at the Savage Public Works Facility, 13770 Dakota Ave.
Residents of Prior Lake, Savage, Credit River Township and Spring Lake Township may order and prepay for trees to be picked up that day, or purchase them on-site on a first-come, first-served basis. All trees are sold at a wholesale rate/no warranties. Trees range from $8 - $40 (a price list is available online). Residents can pre order and pay online at cityofsavage.com/tree-sale-info.
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Prior Lake residents can register to receive an electronic version of their City Utility Bill and make payments online with a debit or credit card (processesing fees apply). The City also accepts online payments or phone payments through a checking account free of charge, and will continue to offer automatic payments (ACH). In addition, residents can view billing and payment history, view water consumption history and pay their bill online. When your utility bill is processed, you will receive email notification that the bill is available for viewing and payment. Visit the City’s Utility Billing webpage for more information.
The City of Prior Lake and Buckingham Disposal Inc. are hosting the 26th Annual April Curbside Recycling Program for all Prior Lake residents. Nominal fees apply. Acceptable recyclable materials include appliances, electronics, tires, furniture, batteries, power equipment, propane cylinders and scrap metal. For more information, check the City's Curbside Recycling Program webpage. To schedule a pick up, or for more information, contact Buckingham at (952) 226-6441.
The City of Prior Lake has an ordinance regarding recreational equipement storage during both the winter and summer. From April 1 until Nov. 1, all winter recreational equipment – including fish houses and snowmobiles – should be stored in the rear or side yards of residential property. Click the Recreational Equipment Storage Ordinance Flier for more information.
Be part of “Lakefront Shades,” a community art project that promotes your talent and supports a local charity. Participants paint umbrellas that will be displayed throughout Prior Lake in June and July at local businesses and community events. A final art show takes place at the Lakefront Days Wine Tasting and silent auction Aug. 7. The Prior Lake Arts Council will judge the completed works and award cash prizes. Proceeds go to Pets Loyal to Vets. For more information, click the Lakefront Shades event flier here, or contact Kelly at Prior Lake City Hall at (952) 447-9802. Click here for the required Artist Registration Form.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Organic Recycling Facility (ORF) is available for Prior Lake Residents to access from Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a minimum $5 drop-off fee. During April, May, September and October residents of Prior Lake, Shakopee and Savage can drop off compost material for free on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is 1.4 miles north of County Rd. 42 on County Rd. 83 at 1905 Canterbury Rd. in Shakopee. Look for the “Organic Recycling Facility” sign on the east side of County Rd. 83. Plant waste is accepted including leaves, grass clippings, sod, brush, branches, and logs less than 10 feet in length. For more information, call (952) 403-7005 or visit the ORF website.
The Prior Lake Public Works department will begin its annual hydrant flushing on Monday, April 14. The work is expected to be completed by mid-May. All neighborhoods and businesses will be notified prior to flushing. During the hydrant flushing period, residents should run cold water and make sure it is clear before washing clothes. Although the city has scheduled areas to be flushed, it is possible to experience yellow or brown water in other areas because of user demand. The hydrant flushing is done to purge the distribution system of stagnant water and minerals and to allow maintenance employees to identify hydrants and valves in need of repair. For more information, call Public Works at (952) 447-9800.
The Scott County Special Board of Appeal and Equalization will review the valuation or classification of property for taxes payable in 2014 on Tuesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the County Board Room, 200 4th Ave. W., in Shakopee. To appeal a valuation or classification, taxpayers should first contact their assigned appraiser; most questions or appeals can be handled informally at the Scott County Assessor's Office. The appraiser contact information, including name and telephone number, are printed on each individual Valuation Notice. Formal appeal applications should be submitted to the assessor no later than May 30, 2014 for consideration at the Open Book meeting on Wednesday, May 30 in Shakopee. Click here for more 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.
The 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.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South of the River is a community effort to honor, serve and support all military families, past and present. Scott County residents, businesses, schools and faith communities are invited to join in its efforts. Visit Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – South of the River website or call (952) 440-5011 to find out how you can help. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon meets the first Tuesday of each month at the lower level of the Prior Lake VFW 7 p.m.