May 18, 2022 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke talks Council Workshop. Gorman Park and Tremendous Playground planning and future goals, HWY 22 North Corridor Study/Planning, job openings and so much more.... Check out the following links he mentions. Workshop Packet -https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05162022-724; Job Openings - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/365/Employment; HOTSHEET Newsletter -https://www.saintpetermn.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=40
May 13, 2022 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke has a "potpourri" of topics for this newest edition of "State of the City" including upcoming events. Here are some links to food waste composting, jobs, and the City's Recreation Department: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/244/Food-Waste-Composting; https://www.saintpetermn.gov/365/Employment; and https://www.saintpetermn.gov/155/Recreation.
April 19, 2022 Video Blog -This episode of "State of the City" features the City Administrator talking about the Annual Police Report and where you can read it. Information on road work and a reminder of the 20 Anniversary Celebration of the Community Center and Library on May 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. See more at the following links. Police report https://www.saintpetermn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2005/2021-ANNUAL-POLICE-REPORT; Jobs https://www.saintpetermn.gov/365/Employment; Rebates https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates; MnDOT Projects https://dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects.html
April 8, 2022 Video Blog -This edition of "State of the City" features information on city job openings, park restroom opening dates and a teaser on solar energy changes that may be coming to Saint Peter. A link or three that Todd promised: City Jobs - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/365/Employment; Park information - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/238/Parks; River's Edge Hospital - https://riversedgehealth.org/
March 28, 2022 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke talks about upcoming City street and MnDOT Hwy 169 activities and easy ways to learn about some of the work going on in our area. He also talks electric rebates and our wonderful Community Hospital. Here are some links: Council Packet for 3/28/22 - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03282022-708 (pages 12,14 and 41 for the maps); Electric Rebates - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates; Hwy 169 Project on South end of town - https://dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy169-22-99/index.html; River's Edge Ortho Edge - https://riversedgehealth.org/services/orthoedge/
March 11, 2022 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke talks renewable energy, where our electricity comes from and big changes that are happening. He also mentions redistricting and the big Hwy 169 project on the South end of town for 2023. Here are some of the links he promised:
Renewable Energy - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/541;
Redistricting on page 43 of this link - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03142022-701;
HWY 169 Project - https://dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy169-22-99/index.html.
March 4, 2022 Video Blog - In this State of the City, Administrator Prafke does a shout out to two Super Fans :) and talks about Fire Station, Redistricting, and Emerald Ash Bore among other things. Here are a few links for more info:
Fire Station page 32 https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02282022-696;
Redistricting page 60 https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02282022-696;
EAB https://www.saintpetermn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/275/2018-Emerald-Ash-Borer-Management-Plan-PDF?bidId= Thanks for clicking on and watching.
February 18, 2022 Video Blog - This is a shorter than normal State of the City. Can you believe it? :) Fire Station, Sustainability, Hospital Awards, and Redistricting are all part of the discussion. Links of the day are: Fire Station Pictures and Redistricting Options https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_02222022-691; Electric Rebates https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates; City Board and Commission Application https://www.saintpetermn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1158/ADVISORY-BOARD-APPLICATION?bidId= ; and Employment Opportunities https://www.saintpetermn.gov/365/Employment
February 11, 2022 Video Blog - In this edition of State of the City, Administrator Prafke talks about GreenSteps (sustainability effort), Fire Fighters Retirement and Accessibility Grants for Businesses.
Here are some links that he promised: Council Packets https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter, MRVT Transit https://www.saintpetermn.gov/322/Minnesota-River-Valley-Transit, EnergyStar Rebates https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates, and GreenSteps https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/
February 4, 2022 Video Blog - In his first State of the City (SOC) for 2022, City Administrator Prafke discusses some big ideas that the Council is thinking and talking about. He also mentions some links that you will find here: YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofSaintPeterMinnesota, Green Steps (sustainability measures): https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/, Council Packets: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter, and Rivers Edge Hospital: https://riversedgehealth.org/
October 8, 2021 Video Blog - In this edition of State of the City, City Administrator Prafke discusses the Workshop from Monday October 4, Sales Tax Vote, Energy Star Rebates, Community Conversations and our Local Election being held on November 2nd. So get out there and vote!!!!!
Here are some links he promised and a few more:
Sales Tax - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/499/Local-Sales-Tax-Option;
Energy Star Rebates - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates;
HOTSHEET (weekly digital newsletter) - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=40;
Community Conversations (page 10) - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_09202021-636;
Voting Information - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/364/Where-to-Vote.
September 29, 2021 Special Video Blog
This Special Edition of State of City (SOC) is about the “Sales Tax Question” that will be on the November 2, 2021 Ballot. You can also find more information on this topic at https://www.saintpetermn.gov/499/Local-Sales-Tax-Option.
Don’t forget there will be two open houses at the current Fire Hall at 227 West Mulberry Street to learn more about the sales tax. Open Houses will be on Wednesday, October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.
September 3, 2021 Blog: This week City Administrator Prafke talks Budget/Taxes, Sales Tax Vote and Housing. You may want to check this one out. Here are some links he promised: Latest Budget/Tax info - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_09072021-630, Sales Tax Vote - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/499/Local-Sales-Tax-Option and Weekly Newsletter https://www.saintpetermn.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/515
August 19, 2021 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke discusses some "Factoids" on the local sales tax option for the new Fire Station in his latest blog. He also talks about the workshop from Monday night, the pool, Financial Reports, Rivers Edge Hospital and Transit (MRVT) for preschool and other transportation needs.
Here are the links he mentions:
Workshop Meeting: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08162021-623
Transit - MRVT: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/332/Preschool-Bus-Transportation-Service
Audit reports for 2020: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/494/2020-Annual-Financial-Reports
Rivers Edge Hospital: https://riversedgehealth.org/
August 10, 2021 Video Blog - State of the City is a bit different this week in that the City Administrator is not discussing what happened at a meeting. He is talking about some of the things that have been going on or will go on around our great town. Seal Coating, Night to Unite, Summer Celebration and others are on his list. Here are some links he promised too. Rivers Edge - https://riversedgehealth.org/; Council meetings - https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofSaintPeterMinnesota; Electric Rebates - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates; an extra important bonus link is the City 2020 Financial Statements - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/210/Annual-Financial-Reports.
July 12, 2021 Video Blog - This State of The City is about a visit from our State Legislators and a bunch of the other great tidbits. Here are some of the links City Administrator Prafke promised: Workshop Packet - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter; Board and Commission sign up - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1158/ADVISORY-BOARD-APPLICATION; City of Saint Peter YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWK7-GhXlmDfaSTNs7yvwgw ; Minnesota Valley Regional Transit - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/322/Minnesota-River-Valley-Transit.
June 23, 2021 Video Blog - In this edition of “State of the City”, City Administrator Prafke talks about the latest workshop, Council values, solar power, the 4th of July and more. Here are links that provide some additional information: Workshop Agenda https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_06212021-601; Council Values https://www.saintpetermn.gov/337/City-Council; Solar Choice https://www.saintpetermn.gov/212/Community-Solar-Program; 4th of July https://www.stpeterchamber.com/.
May 19, 2021 Video Blog - This week City Administrator Prafke talks about SOLARCHOICE Solar Power Program, Hospital Finances and he answers the questions "What is Stormwater? and What will rates be?" He promised some links so here they are: SOLARCHOICE - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/212/Community-Solar-Program; Workshop Packet - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_05172021-591; Electric Rebates - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates or https://Saveenergyinsaintpeter.com; Weekly Newsletter, HOT SHEET, for information on Police Chief Hire Process - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/498
May 5, 2021 Video Blog - State of the City is a short one this week! That might be a good thing :). City Administrator Prafke promised to provide the following links: Council Packets - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/City-Council-6; Email us to learn more about Boards and Commissions to email@example.com; Board and Commission application, Recreational Fire Rules and the Hot Sheet.
March 31, 2021 Video Blog - Today’s State of the City (SOC) covers the “Goal Session”, Compost Site Stickers, Hot Sheet and some really good stuff about what in the world is the purpose of a “Goal Session”. Todd promised you some links so here they are: Goal Session packet - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03292021-572 “List of Vital Importance” page 66 (labeled page 65); Green Steps sustainability - https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/city-detail/12430; and HOT SHEET weekly newsletter - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=40
March 17, 2021 Video Blog - City Administrator O’Prafke discusses two four letter words “snow” and “plow”. He also covers the last Council workshop including the Police Chief Recruitment process. As always here are some links to share: Workshop Packet https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_03152021-564; Rivers Edge Hospital https://riversedgehealth.org/; Electric Rebates https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates; Solar Choice https://www.saintpetermn.gov/212/Community-Solar-Program; Save Money on Home Building Lots https://www.saintpetermn.gov/181/Traverse-Green-Subdivision
March 4, 2021 Video Blog - In this State of the City, City Administrator Prafke shares information on the last Council Workshop from March 1st and "shout outs" to Mary Ann and Susan. Here are some links he promised: Recycling Right - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/234/Recycling; Board & Commission Applications - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1158/Advisory-Board-Application; Council Packets - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/City-Council-6; and Electric Rebates - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates.
February 2, 2021 Video Blog - This edition of State Of the City (SOC) focuses on the Council Workshop from 02/01/2021. The workshop included a meeting with Senator Nick Frentz, Green Steps Program Update (sustainability efforts) and Beekeeping. Not to mention Hospital CEO and Recycle “right”. Below is a link to the stuff you can recycle in Saint Peter. Jeez it might get cold the next few days….ufda, don’t cha know. https://www.saintpetermn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/735/Recycling-Calendar-2021-PDF?bidId=
January 21, 2021 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke talks about the Council workshop held Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Council meeting schedules, how you can attend a virtual Council meeting, Police use of force “training” for the City Council, where you can find a Council packet and our potential partnership with the local Soil and Water Conservation District to help keep our drinking water clean. He promised some links: Council Agendas: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter and Items of Vital Importance: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/337/City-Council
January 5, 2021 Video Blog - We start out the New Year with a bang in this edition of "State of the City". Administrator Prafke talks plans for 2021, Transit, and the reduction in our carbon footprint by over 1,000 metric tons. Email him with topic ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. He also mentions some links:
Green Steps: https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/city-detail/12430;
River's Edge Hospital: https://riversedgehealth.org;
Transit (MRVT): https://www.saintpetermn.gov/322/Minnesota-River-Valley-Transit;
Council's Vital Issues: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/337/City-Council
July 22, 2020 Video Blog - This week City Administrator Prafke promised a bunch of links so here they are: Absentee voting: https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us/ABRegistration/AB RegistrationStep1.aspx; Council Workshop Packet for information on Public Works: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_07202020-461; Street Crack Sealing info: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=66; Pool Rules: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=58; HOT SHEET Newsletter: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/Search?searchPhrase=HOTSHEET
July 6, 2020 Video Blog - In this edition of State of the City, City Administrator Prafke covers Food Waste, Green Steps and a bit about Solar energy and the Pool Opening. You can find more about these topics at: Food Waste: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/244/Food-Waste-Composting, Solar Choice: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/212/Community-Solar-Program, Weekly Email Newsletter (HOT SHEET): sign up at email@example.com, Pool Opening: https://www.saintpetermn.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=58
May 20, 2020 Video Blog - In this week’s State of the City (SOC), City Administrator Prafke talks Dog do do, Rebates, Pool and where to see the HOT SHEET. Here are some links he promised. Hot Sheet - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/Archive.aspx?AMID=40; Rebates - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/216/Saint-Peter-Utility-Customer-Rebates; Parks Information - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/238/Parks; Transit Free Rides - https://www.saintpetermn.gov/322/Transit
May 5, 2020 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke talks Census, Hospital, Summer Recreation and Dog Poop in this edition of State of the City. Here are some links that he may have mentioned. Council Workshop and Special Council Meeting Packets https://www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/City-Council-6; Energy Rebates https://www.saveenergyinsaintpeter.com; Link to our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWK7-GhXlmDfaSTNs7yvwgw
April 22, 2020 Video Blog - In this edition of State of the City (SOC), City Administrator Prafke talks COVID-19, a mess at the Recycling/Compost site, a job description and more. Here are some links that he references. Recycling https://www.saintpetermn.gov/234/Recycling, COVID Business Information https://www.saintpetermn.gov/451/COVID-19-Business-Resources, and our Parks Master Plan https://www.saintpetermn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/270/Parks-Master-Plan-PDF.
March 18, 2020 Video Blog - Today City Administrator Prafke talks about the City and COVID-19. Some of the local things that are going on are discussed and some links that he hopes can help us all during what is really an unprecedented time in our history. Since we are in this together take care of yourself, help your neighbors, shop local if able and call your mom. Here are some of the links he promised.
Minnesota Department of Health https://www.health.state.mn.us/ ; Saint Peter Schools https://www.stpeterschools.org/; City of Saint Peter https://www.saintpetermn.gov/ ; City Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CityofSaintPeter; Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce https://www.stpeterchamber.com/.
Call the City of Saint Peter Library at 507-934-7427 for help with getting a Library Card, you may need to leave a message. (The Library building is closed to the public March 17 – 28.)
March 4, 2020 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke does a “Lighting Round” edition of State of the City (SOC) this week. Let’s just say he talks pretty quickly in this one. He promised some links and also gives a shout out to Clay, an avid watcher, who he bumped into at the grocery store the other day!
Here are the links: Recycling https://www.saintpetermn.gov/235/Recyclable-Materials ; Food Waste https://www.saintpetermn.gov/244/Food-Waste-Composting ; Electric Rebates https://smmpa.com/members/saint-peter ; Census https://2020census.gov/en/how-to-help.html ; Rivers Edge Hospital YouTube Channel for videos about the new construction https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCww5b5SijGJd9L4xCD1uN6g
February 6, 2020 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke tries to make a really short VLOG but finds there is too much to talk about. Hard to believe :)? He talks Transit, South Hwy 169/22/99 Intersection with some great graphics and Dr. Kyle S. and the Robot at River’s Edge Hospital. Here is the MRVT Transit link he promised https://www.saintpetermn.gov/328/Minnesota-River-Valley-Transit.
January 24, 2020 Video Blog - In this week’s State of the City VLOG City Administrator Prafke talks Fire Hall Sales Tax, Hwy 169 / Hwy 22 South Intersection Planning and Handicap Accessibility Grants for Downtown Businesses. Read more about the sales tax at www.saintpetermn.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_01272020-306 page 27, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Handicap Accessibility Grants.
January 9, 2020 Video Blog - In this week’s State of the City (SOC), City Administrator Prafke talks about Census 2020, the first Workshop of the New Year featuring the Lego Team “RoboBros”, LED Lighting and Carbon Reduction, already underway in our community. If you want to know more about the Census click https://www.census.gov/; if you want to sign up for Food Waste Composting email Sally at email@example.com; if you want to sign up for the Weekly Emailed Newsletter “Hot Sheet” email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 31, 2019 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke promotes some resolutions for the New Year that can help you save money, improve our community and ”just plain” make you feel good tips! Links for: Food Waste Composting http://www.saintpetermn.gov/food-waste-compost; Saving Energy Rebates http://www.saintpetermn.gov/saint-peter-utility-customer-rebates; Affordable housing http://www.saintpetermn.gov/news/traverse-green-subdivision; Weekly Newsletter http://www.saintpetermn.gov/weekly-hot-sheet. Happy New Year from all of us at the City of Saint Peter!
December 16, 2019 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke talks Carbon Footprint, Census, No recycling of Christmas Wrapping Paper and Council Meetings are on hiatus for the next new few weeks. Check out this edition of State of The City.
December 6, 2019 Video Blog - A new State of the City is ready for you. If you caught the “thumbnail” image it looks like City Administrator Prafke is pretty crabby. We can assure you, that is not the case. He is happy to talk planning for the future, taxes, census, recycling and more. Find out more information by visiting our website at www.saintpetermn.gov.