An emergency can happen anytime and anywhere. If the emergency impacts you, your family, or your workplace, you will be glad you took some time to plan in advance to review your emergency/disaster plan. Scott County Emergency Management is sharing preparedness tips on the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page every weekday through September. You can also follow the Scott County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter for tips on preparedness, or visit www.ready.gov to find information on your own.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.
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 and his reindeer in the park, live entertainment, concessions and more. Keep the date open and check back as the 2014 Decembrrr Dazzle takes shape.
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.
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.
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.
||2013 Base Salary
||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.
||Not eligible for longevity, car allowance, bonus pay or overtime regardless of hours worked.
||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.