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May 17, 2019 Friday Report
2019 Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation
The City of Eden Prairie placed 10th among cities in the 30,000-99,999 population category in the Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. Eden Prairie was the only Midwestern city to place in the top 10, and its residents pledged to save 11,405,984 gallons of water during the month-long challenge.
Students on Commissions
The City is accepting applications for the Students on Commission program for the 2019-2020 school year. The program is open to any high school junior or senior (as of September 2019) who lives in Eden Prairie. The application deadline is Friday, May 24. Five commissions have openings for students:
- Flying Cloud Airport Advisory
- Heritage Preservation
- Human Rights and Diversity
- Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources
Arts in the Park Canceled
Due to predicted inclement weather, the Arts in the Park event scheduled for Saturday, May 18 has been canceled. The City hopes to reschedule the event this summer or fall.
Playground Equipment Replacement
New playground equipment at Nesbitt Preserve Park, Bluffs West 1 Park and Bluffs West 2 Park is anticipated to be constructed starting this month until June 21. St. Croix Recreation's designs [PDF] were chosen for all three parks. Visit edenprairie.org/ParkProjects to learn more.
2019 Street Pavement Condition Survey
The City is working with Goodpointe Technology to conduct a street pavement condition survey. This survey takes place every three years to help determine the condition of City streets and to collect data to plan for future street maintenance projects. Survey work begins this week and Goodpointe Technology staff will be wearing vests and proper identification. The project is expected to be completed in August.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Management
As part of the City's multiyear EAB management plan, the City is treating and removing ash trees on public property. Removed trees are being replaced with a diverse pallet of species at one-and-a half times the rate of removal. The City's plan also includes promoting proper management of ash trees on private property, which includes treating trees at least 10 inches in diameter and in good physical condition. Eden Prairie residents can get discounted EAB treatment rates from Rainbow Treecare through 2020. Learn more at edenprairie.org/EAB.
Project Profile [PDF]
Council Calendar [PDF]