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11-28-2014: Thanksgiving Holiday
City offices closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 1.

12-01-2014: Communications & Technology Advisory Comm. Meeting
at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. SE. More information available on the Communications & Technology webpage.

12-01-2014: Planning Commission Meeting
at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. SE. Agenda packets and other information available on the Planning Commission webpage.

12-01-2014: Economic Development Authority Meeting
at 4:30 p.m. More information is available on the Economic Development Authority webpage.

plowWinter Parking Restrictions Began Nov. 1
In order to quickly and promptly remove snow from City streets, 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.

Council to Consider Proposed 2015 Budget and Tax Levy on Dec. 8
A public budget meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The public will have an opportunity to provide input or comments on the proposed 2015 budget and tax levy.

City Seeks Advisory Committee Members
The City of Prior Lake is seeking volunteers for its Parks Advisory Committee (PAC) and its Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.The PAC serves as a resource for the Prior Lake park system; assists the City in setting open space, land acquisition and development policies; makes recommendations to Council regarding specific parks and open space development; assists in researching funding sources; and participates in and represent the Committee at community events throughout the year. The Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC)
reviews community traffic safety issues and proposed solutions, provides guidance to City staff on traffic safety issues, advises the City Council on traffic safety issues and conducts public meetings on traffic safety issues as directed by the City Council. Those interested in volunteering for one of these committees can download, complete and submit this Advisory Committee Application to Jennifer Dull no later than Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Ice Rinks and Warming House to Open Dec. 20
Ice rinks and warming house will open Saturday, Dec. 20 weather permitting. 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

City's DecemBRRR Dazzle Family Celebration Set for Dec. 5
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).

Chamber of Commerce Downtown Dazzle Event on Dec. 4
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.

Drop Off Tree of Warmth Donations at City Hall
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.

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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