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July 26, 2019 Friday Report

Post Date:07/26/2019

City of Eden Prairie logoPeopleFest! Grant

The Parks and Recreation Department was awarded a Minnesota Festival Support Grant of $10,042 from the Minnesota State Arts Board. These funds will help support PeopleFest! A community Celebration of Culture in 2020, specifically arts-based activities for the festival, including performance stipends and hands-on arts activities.

Now Accepting Sustainable Eden Prairie Award Nominations

The City is accepting nominations for the annual Sustainable Eden Prairie Award. This award recognizes significant and innovative investments that contribute to the overall vitality and sustainability of the community. Eligible entries include property improvements and organized programming or initiatives related to the four Sustainable Eden Prairie focus areas: energy, landscape, waste and water. The nomination deadline is 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Visit for more information and the nomination form.

Solar Power Hour/Energy Bill Clinic

Solar Power Hour events are presented by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living to homeowners and business owners across the Twin Cities metro. At Eden Prairie's free event Monday, July 29, learn about the Solar Twin Cities group buy program designed to help lower the cost of going solar, and ways to reduce energy costs and get your home or business's solar potential assessed. The event is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

In conjunction with the Solar Power Hour event, the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota, a nonprofit consumer advocate, is offering free, 20-minute energy bill consultations for Eden Prairie residents by appointment from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Click here to learn more and register.

New Pump Station and Water Storage Reservoir Project Begins

This week residents will begin to notice preconstruction work for the new pump station and water storage reservoir project being built to support the expansion of Eden Prairie’s water service and improve system reliability. The project is located on the north side of Highway 212, just east of Eden Prairie Road. Initial project activity includes the removal of trees and other vegetation, and grading work to prepare the site for construction, which is expected to be completed in October 2020. Visit to learn more about this and other projects taking place throughout the City this summer.

"Real Talk With Rick" Podcast

"Johnny-on-the-Spot" is the latest installment of the Real Talk With Rick podcast. The show’s producer, Johnny Germscheid, recaps the first year of the podcast with Rick. They discuss highlights, Johnny’s job in communications and upcoming community events in Eden Prairie. All City event information, including the summer concert series, is available at

Approved Minutes of the June 18, 2019 Heritage Preservation Commission [PDF]

Approved Minutes of the July 8, 2019 Planning Commission [PDF]

June 2019 Construction News [PDF]

Project Profile [PDF]

Council Calendar [PDF]

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