Author Archives: Scott Neal

Time To Declare

If you’re interested in serving your fellow citizens as a member of the Eden Prairie City Council, it’s time to declare that interest publicly. Three of the five seats on the City Council are up for election this year: the … Continue reading

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The Face of America Project

Today I met Tony & Kitch Mussari. That’s them on the left. Tony & Kitch are the principals behind something called The Face of America Project. If you’ve never heard of The Face of America Project, don’t be embarrassed. I … Continue reading

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Future of ADC in EP

Well this has been quite a week for news in Eden Prairie. We got the wonderful news of being selected as Money magazine’s Best Place to Live in America on Monday. Then on Tuesday we learned that Tyco Electronics had purchased … Continue reading

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We’re #1 We’re #1 We’re #1

The results are in. CNN/Money Magazine has named Eden Prairie has its Best Place to Live in America for 2010!! The big news was announced on The Today Show this morning. Here’s the clip from the NBC website: Best Places … Continue reading

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Work Comp Exp Mod

Work Comp Exp Mod is insider lingo for workers compensation insurance experience modification factor. The City purchases its workers compensation insurance coverage from the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT). Each year the LMCIT applies an experience modification rating … Continue reading

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Form vs. Function

We are being blitzed right now by applications for regulatory approval of new wireless communications towers. We used to call them cell phone towers, but they are about so much more than that today. It’s about the wireless phone you … Continue reading

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Friday Report for July 2, 2010

Here’s my Friday Report to the Mayor and City Council for today, July 2, 2010: OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER½Friday Report DATE: July 2, 2010 TO: Mayor and City Council FROM: Scott H. Neal, City Manager RE: Friday Report for … Continue reading

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The 4th is Near!

  Eden Prairie puts on a great event every year for the 4th of July. Our Hometown Celebration attracts more than 20,000 people to Round Lake Park for a day of fun and entertainment, and of course for the spectacular … Continue reading

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Building Permit Rebound

That’s a photo that I snapped today of the new Menard’s retail store going up in Eden Prairie. Before the new store could go up, the old one had to go down, because they chose to build the new store … Continue reading

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Explore Eden Prairie

This is not a new logo. It’s a patch. It’s called the EXPLORE Eden Prairie patch. It was designed for the Silver Award through the Girl Scouts by Sarah Wilde, Katie Vergeront and Sydney Seelig from Prairie Sun Service Unit … Continue reading

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And the winner is…..Eden Prairie!!!

Eden Prairie city employees are engaged in a weight/health management program called Way2Go! We are competing with the City of St. Louis Park and Three Rivers Park District. There are a number of different elements of this competition, but the … Continue reading

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Singletree Lane

The Singletree Lane Project started today. The road was closed this morning from Flying Cloud Drive to Glen Lane. The project will add width to the road so that we can add a turning lane. The design also features sidewalks, … Continue reading

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Best Compliment of the Year

I got what I consider to be the best compliment of the year yesterday. It came from a local business owner after David Lindahl, our Economic Development Manager, followed up with him after one of our Meet & Greet visits … Continue reading

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Poles

This is a photo that I snapped today of the Xcel transmission poles on the north side of Hwy 5 right in front of Kowalski’s. The pole line that this pole is part of starts at a substation in Eden … Continue reading

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2010 Minnesota State Legislative Report

The 2010 session of the Minnesota State Legislature is over. Actually, it’s been over for over a week now. But I just received my 2010 Session Report from the Municipal Legislative Commission yesterday. This is a great report because it … Continue reading

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