News items produced by the City of Eden Prairie Communications Division are intended for members of the news media and the community at large.
Dec. 21, 2018 Friday Report
Fire Chief George Esbensen Retires
After nearly 32 years, Esbensen announces his retirement and prepares to sign off for the final time Dec. 28, 2018. Chief Esbensen spent his entire fire service career with the City of Eden Prairie Fire Department. He served the people of Eden Prairie with duty, honor and courage, and we thank him for his many years of service!
Group Fitness Day of Giving Recap
Last Saturday, Dec. 15 was the Community Center's annual “Day of Giving” event. Four fitness classes were offered with instructors team-teaching, which attracted more participants than normal — all for a great cause! Each fitness class had a different organization or cause to which participants were encouraged to donate. The amazing response was a testament to the giving spirit of our community, for our community. Ninety-six class participants filled six large Toys for Tots boxes, and four large boxes of clothing, household items and 68 pounds of food for PROP.
Board and Commission Recruitment
The 2019 commission recruitment process will officially begin in January. There are openings on our six city commissions:
- Flying Cloud Airport Advisory
- Heritage Preservation
- Human Rights and Diversity
- Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources
Commission members with expiring terms will receive an email informing them of the end of their terms. If they reapply and have served two full terms, their reappointment will require unanimous approval by the City Council. The City commission application will be available in early January and the City Council will interview commission candidates in late February.
In Eden Prairie, all dogs 6 months and older are required to be licensed with the City. Licenses are renewed on a biannual basis and all existing licenses expire Dec. 31, 2018. Licenses can be purchased or renewed online at edenprairie.org/DogLicense. Dog license applications [PDF] are also accepted by mail or in person at the City Center.
City offices are closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. The City Center will also be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Holiday hours for other city facilities are available at edenprairie.org/Calendar.
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