The City of Prior Lake is experiencing technical difficulites with its Document Center/Laserfiche System. We are sorry for any inconvienence. For assistance or more information, contact Assistant CIty Manager Kelly Meyer at (952) 447-9802.
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 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.
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.
Two board members are sought for the Technology Village Business Accelerator program which provides support services and a professional office environment to nurture and accelerate the growth of emerging technology businesses in Prior Lake. All Prior Lake residents or business owners are eligible to apply. Non-residents may apply if affiliated with a business located within the City. For more information, visit the Volunteer Opportunity webpage.
Residents of Prior Lake experiencing frozen or burst water pipes can ensure the main water shut off to their property is operational by calling (952) 447-9800 during business hours, or (952) 445-1411 (Scott County Sheriff non-emergency number) after hours. The City has experienced an increase in the number of frozen pipes in homes and businesses due to the severe cold weather. The Public Works Department suggests checking crawl spaces and exterior walls and foundations where the water service line enters the property. Contact City Maintenance Staff if you suspect pipes or shut off to be frozen, even if they are not leaking.
To preserve Prior Lake's investment in its downtown streets, the City strictly enforces its snowmobile ordinance. For complaints or more information, call the Snowmobile Hotline at (952) 447-9787. This Snowmobile Announcement has key information about the ordinance and the Scott County Snow Trails Map indicates areas in Prior Lake and Scott County where snowmobiles are permitted, including county trails, park & rides, signage and more. Maps are available at Prior Lake City Hall, the Police Department and local business sponsors. Visit the Snowmobile Information Web page 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.