Author Archives: Rick Getschow

LED Streetlight Conversion

We’ve been hearing several positive comments from residents lately, regarding the Xcel Energy conversion to light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in all of the cobra head style streetlights in Eden Prairie. Here’s what a couple residents had to say: I would just like to thank the city leaders, city utility and public works personnel for the […]

The Mailbag

The City Council and city staff regularly receive feedback on any number of issues. We welcome all comments- positive, negative or anything in between. Here is a sampling of recent comments (without names and addresses) on a variety of topics: I would just like to thank the city leaders, city utility and public works personnel […]

Vacuum Dredge Box

One of our primary citywide strategic goals is finding innovative and efficient methods to deliver City services. I cannot think of a better example of meeting this goal than a City invention that recently resulted in a Local Government Innovation Award for the City of Eden Prairie from the  University Of Minnesota Humphrey School Of […]

Organics Recycling

It has always been my strong belief that residents should play a role in the important projects and decisions that affect them. That’s why we do our best to provide a variety of convenient ways for residents to learn more about what’s being considered and participate in the process. One way we do this is […]

Spirit of Eden Prairie Awards

The City presented the 2016 Spirit of Eden Prairie Awards at its regular City Council meeting Tuesday night. This is a newer program that is now in its second year. A few years back, the City Council brought up the desire to create a program that publicly recognizes the significant investments and enhancements residents and businesses make to their […]