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08-30-2014: Farmers Market
from 8 a.m. - to noon on Main Ave. between Hastings and Dakota St. weather permitting. For more information visit the Farmers Market website.

09-01-2014: Labor Day
City offices will be closed but will reopen Tuesday, September 2.

09-02-2014: 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.

09-02-2014: 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.

BlueXpress Offers Weekend Transit Service to State Fair
BlueXpress – Prior Lake and Shakopee’s transit service – is offering express bus service on Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day to the 2014 Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul. Buses depart the Marschall Road Transit Station, 1615 Weston Court, in Shakopee hourly from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Buses depart the Fairgrounds hourly from 2 to 10 p.m. Click the MVTA promotional flier for more information.BBQ icon

Fire Department to Host 35th Chicken BBQ on Sept. 7
Support your Prior Lake Volunteer Fire Department at the Prior Lake VFW in downtown Prior Lake on Sunday, Sept. 7 from 3 - 8 p.m. Enjoy great food and friends. Tickets available at the door $14 adults; $7 children (children 12 years and under free). All proceeds go to the department's equipment and operation costs. For more information, call Fire Chief Doug Hartman at (952) 440-3473.

technology village logoFree Digital Marketing Trends Box Lunch on Sept. 9

Learn how digital marketing can help your businesses grow at a box lunch event on Tuesday, Sept. 9 from noon - 1:30 p.m. at Prior Lake City Hall's Parkview Conference room. The free event is open to the public and features 15-year digital marketing veteran Adam Proehl, co-founder and partner of NordicClick Interactive. Space is limited. RSVP Community Development Specialist Casey McCabe at (952) 447-9815. Sponsored by Technology Village Business Accelerator.

Three Candidates File for Two City Council Seats
Incumbent City Councilmember Michael "Mike" McGuire and Prior Lake residents Andy Gonyou and Annette Thompson will run for two, four-year city council seats. The terms of McGuire and Councilmember Vanessa Soukup expire Dec. 31, 2014. The general election is on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information and a map of the City's precinct boundaries and voting locations, visit the Prior Lake Elections webpage.

Flood iconSpring and Prior Lake No-Wake Restrictions Lifted
Temporary, lake-wide, slow no-wake restrictions were lifted on Spring and Prior Lake. Current lake levels and more information on slow no-wake restrictions can be found on the City’s Flooding Updates page.

Sandbag Removal
Sandbags that have come in contact with flood water can be contaminated with pollutants that have been washed through the watershed.  The MN Pollution Control Agency has provided Guidelines for managing mud and used sandbags after a flood.
The City will be collecting sandbags placed in the public right-of-way. Please call 952-447-9800 to request a pick-up by city staff. If you need assistance, see the volunteer information further down on this page.

Shoreline Restoration Workshop Set for Sept. 4
The City of Prior Lake is hosting a free Shoreline Restoration Workshop on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. at City Hall. The workshop can help those whose shoreline was damaged by the 2014 flood or for those looking for ways to restore and preserve their shoreline naturally to reduce the impacts of flooding, wave action and ice push. Attendees may qualify for grants to fix erosion problems and install natural plant buffers. Register online at the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District or call (952) 492-5425.

For more general information, visit the City's Flood Preparedness web page.

Community's FREE Autumn Gathering Set for Oct. 11
Come for the FREE family fun on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Pkwy., in Prior Lake, music with Ozzy Harris, horse drawn wagon rides, crafts, music, pony rides, inflatables and more. Concessions available for purchase.

Annual Decembrrr Dazzle Event Planned for Dec. 4 and 5
The City of Prior Lake and the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Decembrrr Dazzle event on Friday, Dec. 4 and 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. The event will include Santa in the park, some of last year's favorite events and some new surprises. Keep the date open and check back as the 2014 Decembrrr Dazzle takes shape.

Stemmer Ridge Rd. Street Improvements
The City of Prior Lake conducted a neighborhood meeting on July 31, 2014 regarding improvements for Stemmer Ridge Rd. located in the southwest portion of Prior Lake . Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation for that meeting. 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. For more information, contact City Engineer Larry Poppler at (952) 447-9832. A feasibility report for street and utility improvements for Stemmer Ridge Rd. located in the southwest portion of Prior Lake is available here.

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.

City of Prior Lake Highest Paid Employee Posting
MN Statutes 471.701
requires that cities with a population greater than 15,000 annually post the “base salaries of its three highest paid employees." Longevity pay and additional components of total wages have also been listed.  However, it should not be presumed as total compensation. Further, actual wages for employees eligible for overtime may exceed the three highest base salaries posted below dependent upon overtime hours earned and other types of pay.

Position 2013 Base Salary Longevity Pay Other
City Manager $124,849 $22,500 The City Manager also receives $5,400 annually for car allowance. The City Manager is not eligible for bonus pay or overtime pay regardless of hours worked.
Police Chief $116,286 0 Not eligible for longevity, car allowance, bonus pay or overtime regardless of hours worked.
Finance Director $115,686 0 Not eligible for longevity, car allowance, bonus pay or overtime regardless of hours worked

In addition, MN Statutes 43A.17, sub. 9, limits “salaries” (including longevity but excluding overtime) to 110% of the Minnesota Governor’s salary unless a waiver is obtained from the State Management and Budget division. The 2014 maximum is $162,245. The City of Prior Lake has no employees over the statutory maximum.

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