The City of Prior Lake is accepting applications for Police Chief until Jan. 12, 2015, at 5 p.m. This is a full-time key leadership and management position in law enforcement responsible for all aspects of managing business operations of the Police Department and setting policy and standards for the police staff for the purposes of protecting lives and property, enforcing laws and ordinances and maintaining public order throughout the city. For more information, visit the City of Prior Lake Jobs Webpage.
The City of Prior Lake will unveil its new website design on Jan. 1, 2015 at the same web address (URL) as its current site. The design incorporates a modern, user-friendly format based upon other award-winning local government designs. The layout and configuration arose from years of analytic data regarding website use, research of other local government entities, and advisory committee and staff input. Important new features include a scalable display, a universal streaming video format, a more intuitive, resident-based menu layout and much more.
To keep roads clear of ice and snow in winter, the City of Prior Lake has implemented environmentally-friendly and cost-effective measures save residents thousands of dollars. The City’s environmental efforts were nationally recognized in 2010. Using a combination of salt reduction, anti-icing technology, and computerized systems the City has reduced salt use by 77%, reducing the amount of salt in our watershed by 83%. Click here for more information about Prior Lake’s award winning efforts in snow and ice removal.
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.
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.