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11-22-2014: Winter Farmer's Market
9 a.m. to noon at Prior Lake City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. S.E.. For more information visit the Winter Farmer's Market website.

11-23-2014: Performance to Raise Awareness of Sex Trafficking
at 2 p.m. at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 North Berens Road, Prior Lake. An all-youth cast will help raise awareness through their free performance of the original play "Bottom".

11-24-2014: City Council Work Session
at 5:00 p.m., City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. SE. Agenda packets and information available on the Mayor and Council website.

11-24-2014: City Council Meeting
at 7 p.m., City Hall, 4646 Dakota St. SE. Agenda packets and information available on the Mayor and Council website.

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.

City Seeks Parks Advisory Committee Members
The Parks Advisory Committee (PAC) provides input to the City Council regarding specific issues as set forth in the bylaws or as delegated by the City Council. Membership is voluntary and three-year appointments are made by the City Council. The PAC meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. 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. Those interested can download, complete and submit this Advisory Committee Application to Jennifer Dull no later than Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

2040 vison booklet cover2040 Vision and Strategic Plan Mailed to Residents Nov. 14
The new 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan – written by community volunteers, elected officials and staff in April; and adopted by the City Council Sept. 22 – was unveiled by Mayor Ken Hedberg during the Nov. 10 City Council meeting. The new Vision booklets were mailed to every household with a Prior Lake address on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Click here to view the 2040 Vision and Strategic Plan. It includes a history of the Vision, a Mission and Vision for the City, feedback from this year's resident survey and goals that reflect the community's priorities in seven key areas.

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.

Election 2014 logoThompson and McGuire Elected to Four-year Prior Lake City Council Terms

Annette Thompson and incumbent Michael "Mike" McGuire were elected to two, four-year City Council terms on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Annette Thompson received 4,973 votes (43% of ballots cast), incumbent City Councilmember Michael "Mike" McGuire received 4,107 votes (35%) and Andy Gonyou received 2,528 votes (22%). There were 11,688 ballots cast; voters chose up to two candidates. Click here for more election information.

SMSC Compost Facility Available to Area Residents
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Organic Recycling Facility (ORF) is available for Prior Lake Residents to access from Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a minimum $10 drop-off fee. The site is 1.4 miles north of County Rd. 42 on County Rd. 83 at 1905 Canterbury Rd. in Shakopee. Look for the “Organic Recycling Facility” sign on the east side of County Rd. 83. Plant waste is accepted including leaves, grass clippings, sod, brush, branches, and logs less than 10 feet in length. For more information, call (952) 403-7005 or visit the ORF website.

Stemmer Ridge Rd. Street Improvements
The City of Prior Lake will host a public meeting Monday. Nov. 17 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at City Hall. Click here for the resident invite with more information. Stemmer Ridge Rd. is in the southwest portion of Prior Lake. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation from a previous meeting. Comments regarding the concepts under consideration can be e-mailed to Larry Poppler at or mailed to 4646 Dakota Street, Prior Lake, MN 55372.
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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