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April 12, 2019 Friday Report
The Singletree Lane streetscape project [PDF] contractors are preparing to start the project Monday, April 15, weather permitting. The first items of work will include setting up traffic control. There will be lanes closed throughout the project depending on the work areas. Tree removals will follow traffic control installation. Removed trees will be replaced with even more trees, and additional landscaping will be installed along the medians and boulevards. The sidewalk along the south side of Singletree will be widened to 8 feet and new lighting matching the eastern portion of Singletree will be installed. View the Singletree Lane rendering [PDF].
The Hennepin County controlled signals along Highway 62 from Dell Road to West 62nd Street/South Frontage Road have been upgraded with flashing yellow arrow left turn operations. Lights became fully operational the first week of April. The City of Eden Prairie and the City of Minnetonka partnered with Hennepin County on the upgrade.
Step to it Challenge
Registration is now open for the Step to it Challenge. The free four-week challenge, beginning May 1, motivates people of all ages and abilities. Participants log their activity online throughout the month of May and have a chance to win prizes. Visit steptoit.org to learn more and register.
The City recently welcomed Scott Gerber as fire chief. For the past 12 years Scott worked as chief of the Excelsior Fire District. Scott earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University and an Executive Fire Officer certification from the National Fire Academy.
The City also recently welcomed John Nelsen as a plan reviewer. Before joining the City, John had experience from lumber and commercial construction industries. He attended Dunwoody College of Technology.
|April 13||Animal Open House|
|April 14||Fix-It Clinic|
|April 14||Art Center Youth Open House|
|April 27||Park Clean-Up Day|
|April 29||Rescheduled: The Give Gathering|
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