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Oct. 11, 2019 Friday Report
Vote for Tank of the Year
The Hidden Ponds water tower has been nominated for the 2019 Tank of the Year! Each year, tanks of all varieties from across the nation and Canada are narrowed down to determine one winning tank. Vote for your community water tank by 5 p.m. on Oct. 18.
On Monday, Oct. 14, the Planning Commission will conduct two public hearings. An application will be considered for the Costco fuel facility expansion at 12011 Technology Drive. This proposal calls for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) District Amendment with waivers and a Site Plan Review on 18.18 acres. The Planning Commission will also consider an application for the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District addition at 12800 Gerard Drive. This proposal calls for a PUD District Amendment and Site Plan Review on 5.31 acres.
Public Safety Open House
Despite the cold weather this weekend, the annual Public Safety Open House is on as scheduled Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Displays will be moved inside Fire Station 1 (14800 Scenic Heights Road) where it is warm and dry. Vehicles from the Parks Maintenance, Utilities and Streets Maintenance divisions will be parked both outside the building and inside the station.
This event allows residents to get an up-close look at how the Fire, Parks, Police and Public Works departments serve their community. Attendees can watch demonstrations, visit informational booths, collect giveaway items and enjoy light refreshments. Other highlights include appearances by the SWAT Team, Crime Scene Tech Unit, and mascots Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog and McGruff the Crime Dog.
Real Talk with Rick
"Utility Man" is the latest installment of the Real Talk With Rick podcast. Utility Field Operations Supervisor John Carlon talks about his first job, some unexpected water main breaks he's fixed on the fly and why he's grateful to work for the City he grew up in. You can listen to this and all previous episodes at edenprairie.org/RealTalk.
Micheal Schuette recently joined the City as utilities maintenance operator. Before joining the City, he worked at the City of Golden Valley. Micheal earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University.
All City event information is available at edenprairie.org/Calendar.
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