The new 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan – written by community volunteers, elected officials and staff in April; and adopted by the City Council Sept. 22 – was unveiled by Mayor Ken Hedberg during the Nov. 10 City Council meeting. The new Vision booklets were mailed to every household with a Prior Lake address on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Click here to view the 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan. It includes a history of the Vision, a Mission and Vision for the City, feedback from this year's resident survey and goals that reflect the community's priorities in seven key areas.The City of Prior Lake will host its free DecemBRRR Dazzle celebration on Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Lakefront Park. Activities include Santa and his reindeer, dog sled rides, pony rides, concessions, lighted bowling and bean bag toss, a huge bonfire with the Prior Lake Fire Department and an ice sculpting demonstration. Weather permitting, other events include dog sled rides/demo, skating and snow shoeing (skates and snow shoes available at the park).The Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Downtown Dazzle on Thursday Dec. 4 from 5 - 9 p.m. at Downtown Prior Lake. The "adult night out" will include shopping, music, bonfires and more.The Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Tree of Warmth and requesting donations of new boots, snowpants, waterproof mittens or gloves, hats and warm socks by Dec. 12. Locations for drop-off are Prior Lake City Hall, Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce, Prior Lake-Savage School District Office, Flowers Naturally and Thrivent Financial-Keystone Group. All donated items will go to children in the Prior Lake-Savage School District.
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 $10 drop-off fee. 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 City of Prior Lake will host a public meeting Monday. Nov. 17 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at City Hall. Click here for the resident invite with more information. Stemmer Ridge Rd. is in the southwest portion of Prior Lake. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from a previous meeting. Comments regarding the concepts under consideration can be e-mailed to Larry Poppler at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 4646 Dakota Street, Prior Lake, MN 55372.
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.
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.
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.