Category Archives: City Services

2016 State of the City

Earlier this month, I wrapped up a series of State of the City addresses that were provided to several local organizations including the Rotary Club, the Lions Club and the Eden Prairie Community Foundation. The initial event actually kicks off in conjunction with the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce during the first month of the year. The Chamber of […]

Try EP Bill Pay

We have offered online bill payment to our water and sewer customers for years. We have seen 25 percent of our utility customers enjoying the convenience of no check writing, no trips to the mailbox, and no paper statements to file. They’ve had 24/7 access to their accounts, with the ability to schedule payments or have them automatically […]

After Hours with the Eden Prairie Chamber

Last Thursday, the City and the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce hosted an “After-Hours” event at the City Center. In past years, we have jointly hosted town hall meetings and other community events.  This year we decided to fit into a successful “after hours” format the Chamber already uses. This type of event allows members of […]

2016 City Budget Adopted

Last Tuesday evening at their final regular meeting of the year, the City Council approved the Eden Prairie budget for 2016. I thought I would once again share the budget message that I provided to our city employees last week. Good Afternoon, Last night the City Council unanimously approved the 2016 budget, which will result in […]

Municipal Liquor Profits: Giving Back to the Community

When you walk through the doors at any one of the City’s three municipal liquor stores, you pass by a message that says, “Giving Back to the Community” – it’s an important message, and one that I’d like to elaborate on a little. Municipal liquor stores have been in operation since the United States government […]