Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

Rec Corner

New! Playground Sampler | Free, drop-in program Join us from 4 – 7 PM in select parks around Savage for hands-on activities and games. This is a free, drop-in program for kids and families to preview what our playground camps are all about.

  • June 14: Savage Community Park         
  • June 28: Canterbury Park
  • June 21: O’Connell Park

Cheer-Dance-Tumble Session 1 | June 13-16
Explore cheerleading, dance and tumble in a fun and non-competitive setting at this Sports Unlimited 4-day camp. Participants will perform for their family and friends on the last day of camp. Registration deadline is June 9.

Calling All Horse Lovers! | June 15, July 13 and August 10
Savage Recreation is partnering with Golden Ridge Stables in Lakeville to provide small-group horseback-riding sessions for kids’ ages 8 to 13 years-old. Registration is limited to 8 participants per session to ensure individual attention, structured riding lessons, and hands-on learning experience. Transportation is not provided. Registration is required. Visit cityofsavage.com for more information.

Kick’n with a Cop | June 17
Play a fun-filled game of kickball with members of the Savage Police Department. Participants will enjoy a picnic lunch consisting of hot dogs, chips, juice box and treat. Remember to wear tennis shoes and be dressed to play. Please bring a water bottle. 

Bike Rodeo | June 25
New this year, the rodeo will be held in conjunction with Dan Patch Days, June 25. Show off your riding skills while learning safety tips from local police officers. Ride a short road course complete with street signs. Valley Bike & Ski will be on hand to perform safety checks on each participant’s bike to ensure optimal operating condition. Registration not required.

Explore Nature with Three Rivers Park District | June 27 – 30
Savage Recreation has partnered with Three Rivers Park District to provide youth nature camps at McColl Pond. Learn to identify Minnesota fish, bait your own hook, conduct water-quality studies, and more at Li’l Bobbers Fishing Camp for 5 to 7 year-olds. Or explore science themes such as botany, geology and ecology at the Science Sampler Camp for 7 to 12 year-olds. Registration deadline for both camps is June 22.

Summer Playground and Sports Camps | We’re kicking off summer camps this month and it’s not too late to register for some session 1 programs. Please call our office at 952-224-3420 to confirm registration deadlines if you’re interested in a particular class, occasionally deadlines are extended depending on participation numbers.

To learn more about the above programs and to register, please visit cityofsavage.com/recreation.

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

Reminders!

Outdoor water may be used before noon and after 5 p.m., on an alternating day schedule. Odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered dates, with even-numbered addresses permitted on even-numbered dates. Violators will be fined. 

 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Discount Program

Recently, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was detected in Scott County and Prior Lake area. Most likely EAB is also here in Savage, although not yet identified. Information about how to identify if your ash tree has EAB is available at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture website at mda.mn.us/eab.com.

The Cities of Savage and Prior Lake have contracted with YTS Company, a professional tree care service, to provide EAB treatment for ash trees on public property in both cities. Special homeowner pricing is also available through YTS Company for treatment of ash trees on private property.

This partnership offers Savage and Prior Lake homeowners a treatment discount rate of $5.75 per inch of trunk diameter (measured 4.5 feet from the ground) through 2016. To take advantage of this EAB Treatment Discount Program:

  • Contact YTS Companies at 612-331-1133; mntreeservice.com
  • Schedule an appointment with their ISA Certified Arborist for a free,comprehensive ash tree health evaluation
  • Receive a free quote for any recommended treatment options
  • Schedule recommended ash injection treatments between June 1 and September 30, 2016
  • Money back guarantee: If your tree dies from Emerald Ash Borer while under treatment by YTS Company, they will refund your treatment costs


Homeowners are responsible for the full cost and scheduling of any private treatments.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

Construction updates

More than springtime flowers are popping up around Savage. Several construction and development projects are underway, including:

TH 13 – 150th Street project update 
Stage 2 of this project is underway and will continue through July 22. This includes two direction TH 13 traffic driving temporarily on the southbound (west )side; construction on the TH 13 northbound lanes, including new storm sewer and curb and gutter; construction of Cates Lake Drive south of Bethesda Church; and completion of 150th street in its new location, east of TH 13.

New development updates

  • Hy-Vee – NE corner of CR 42 and CR 27 
    Initial ground work is being done to prepare the site for the Hy-Vee supermarket and gas convenience store. The 98,141 square foot grocery story will include typical grocery departments in addition to municipal liquor store, dry cleaning, postal/mail services, greenhouse, medical clinic with drive-through pharmacy, casual dining options and also a full-service restaurant with outdoor patio dining. Projected opening is spring, 2017.
  • Ridgecrest Marketplace – 14000 Hwy. 13 South
    Construction is beginning on this multi-tenant space that will include Noodles & Company, Verizon and Pacific Dental. Projected opening is the end of 2016.
  • Big Sky Estates –NW Corner of CR 44 and CR 27
    Building on this 195 single family lot development will be starting soon; the first phase includes 108 lots. Multiple builders are involved in this project.
  • Creek Hill South – CR 27 and Hampshire Avenue
    This 67 single family lot neighborhood is being developed by Pulte Homes; the first phase includes 26 lots and will be ready for home building by fall, 2016.
  • Stafford Woods – Located on the south side of 150th Street and east of Zinran Avenue.
    Infrastructure improvements including utilities and streets are underway for this 18 single-family lot neighborhood by DR Horton. Home building is expected to begin fall, 2016.
  • Villas of Savage – Alabama Avenue and 143rd Street W.
    This 14 unit, market rate apartment building is located behind Goodwill. Occupancy is expected for September, 2016.


For more information and map of road construction, city improvements and private development projects around Savage, visit cityofsavage.com.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00
Dan Patch Days, June 23-26

Dan Patch Days, June 23-26

This year's winning celebration returns to Community Park June 23 - 26 and promises fun for the whole family. Dan Patch Days buttons are now on sale at the Savage Library and City Hall.

The kick off to Savage's summer celebration is on Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the McColl Pond ELC with the 10th annual craft beer, wine tasting and food event sponsored by the Savage Rotary. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Marketplace Liquor or from Savage Rotary members.

On Friday, June 24 head to Savage Community Park for Dinner in the Park and live music featuring Arena and Hairball. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10. No coolers are allowed.

Saturday features something for everyone. Whether you are a competitive runner or a running enthusiast, all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the Dan Patch 5K Pace (9 a.m.) and 1-Mile Club Run (10 a.m.). Pre-register before June 15 to guarantee a t-shirt and save $5. Register at danpatchdays.org.

Activities throughout the day include the business expo, BINGO under the big tent, kiddie inflatables, plus music, food and fireworks.

New activities this year include a Princess Party, a BMX bike stunt demonstration, and a cookie eating contest. DJ Michael Grey will be playing your favorite hip-hop, R & B, and Top 40 hits from 1 to 5 p.m. and the family friendly Dweebs are back to headline starting at 8 p.m. The evening ends at dusk, with a spectacular fireworks display synchronized to music.

On Sunday, June 26 before heading to the Grande Parade, stop by the Dakota Avenue Fire Station for the annual pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Then grab a spot along the parade route in downtown Savage to watch the 27th annual Grande Parade which begins at 1 p.m. Community Park is located at 13500 Dakota Avenue South, west of County road 27 and south of County Road 16. For more details, times and costs for all the 2016 Dan Patch Days activities, visit danpatchdays.org.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

Benefits of liquor partnership with Hy Vee

When Hy Vee opens next year, shoppers will have the added convenience of getting their groceries and a bottle of wine, all in one stop-shopping thanks to a new municipal liquor store that will open as part of the supermarket. This is not only an added convenience for shoppers, but also a strategic opportunity to position the City liquor operations to be more competitive and profitable for years to come.

Over the past few years, the City has evaluated whether it makes sense to even continue with the municipal liquor operation. In light of increased competition from private operators in nearby communities, Savage municipal liquor sales have been trending downward since 2008. Net profits from 2015 were $44,429. While that's down from $185,881in 2014, it was higher than what was originally projected. "We are optimistic that sales will rebound this next year," says Stacy Schmidt, Operations Manager. "We are excited about all the new residential growth occurring around Savage and the arrival of other retailers like Fresh Thyme and Marshalls that we anticipate boosting traffic and sales."

At the same time, the City will be closing the Dan Patch Liquor store located in the Hamilton downtown area. "I know it can seem negative to have a business close," says Barry Stock, City Administrator, "but this location has never been profitable. When Dan Patch Liquors was built in 1998, the goal was to show the City's continued commitment to the economic redevelopment of the downtown area. Dan Patch Liquor was built to be a model of how we wanted the entire area to look and feel." Now, more than ten years later, the Hamilton Area has been rejuvenated. Several new buildings like the Hamilton Building and Glendale Place have been built, and other businesses along 123rd Street have used rehab grants to update their facades in an effort to give the downtown a more cohesive feeling.

Aligning the closing of Dan Patch Liquor with the opening of the new Hy-Vee location in Spring 2017 is also strategic for several reasons. First, it allows the City to transfer much of the inventory, resulting in reduced start-up costs at the new location. Secondly, it was important for the City to find a replacement tenant that had staying power and could bring traffic to the downtown area. Glowing Hearth and Home fireplace sales and showroom is a perfect fit for both the location and building. And lastly, waiting until spring to close on the property allows the City to continue to operate the Dan Patch liquor operations through the highest sales periods of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Super Bowl.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

Burnsville Lions Club helps fund park improvements

A generous donation from the Burnsville Lions Club is being used to complete park improvements at O’Connell Park. Updates include adding a new play structure designed for 2 – 5 year olds, replacing the existing swing set, improving playground accessibility and planting trees. Structural repairs to the concrete surrounding the park shelter are also being done. All improvements are expected to be done in the next few weeks, and the park is expected to reopen by the end of May. The Burnsville Lions Club supports community projects by raising money through charitable gambling including a site at McHugh’s Public House in Savage. 

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 00:00

Safe drinking water is no accident

2015 Water Quality Report is now available online.

Safe drinking water is a team effort. Many drinking water experts from federal, state and local governments as well as other environmental groups work to protect this valuable resource.

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes, but many cities like Savage get most of their drinking water from groundwater and rivers. To protect the groundwater aquifers that supply Savage's municipal wells, we have developed a Wellhead Protection Plan. Water supply wells can become polluted when substances that are harmful to human health infiltrates from the land surface down to the groundwater aquifers. Wells that pump from these aquifers can become unusable when the level of contamination rises above health standards.

An Aquifer is an underground geologic formation, usually a sand deposit or bedrock layer that is capable of storing and supplying water to a well.

The Wellhead Protection Plan identifies sources of contamination that could pollute local groundwater aquifers and enter the community's water supply wells. The ultimate goal is to help ensure that the City continues to provide residents with a safe and abundant supply of clean drinking water for generations to come.

Ways that you can help wellhead protection planning efforts succeed include:

  • Identifying possible sources of contamination on your property (wells, tanks, septic systems, hazardous wastes etc.)
  • Making sure any potential sources of contamination under your control meet all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Using potentially hazardous products only as directed and disposing of them properly when done. Visit Scott County's website at scott.county.mn.us for information about waste collection locations and times.
  • Practicing proper turf management and avoiding over-fertilization of your lawn.
  • Sealing any unused well on your property, according to Minnesota Well Code.
  • Reporting any spill you observe or discover. Spilling as little as 5 gallons of fuel can contaminate millions of gallons of water.
  • Conserving water whenever possible.


If you have questions about management of potential contamination sources, or you wish to view a copy of Savage's Wellhead Protection Plan, contact Public Works at 952-224-3400. The annual Water Quality Report is also now available online at cityofsavage.com. This report is required by the Minnesota Department of Health and outlines the results of tests conducted on water distributed by the City of Savage to homes and businesses between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Those who do not have access to the internet may request a copy of the report be mailed to them. Call 952-882-2660 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact Us

[Administration] [Building Inspections] [Engineering] [Finance/HR] [Fire Department]
[Municipal Liquor Stores]  [Parks & Recreation] [Planning] [Police Department]  [Public Works]
[Savage Sports Center] [McColl Pond ELC]      

 

Administration

City Hall 6000 McColl Drive 
Savage, MN 55378
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct:952-882-2660
Fax: 952-882-2656
Barry Stock City Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2646
Brad Larson Assistant City Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2641
Ellen Classen City Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2642
Emily Gunderson Communications Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2655
Jeff Renner Video Production Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2662
John Gerhardt MIS Technician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-567-2060
Katie Gieseke Graphic Designer - Communications Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2664
Lisa Crist Administrative Secretary  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-567-2089
Marilyn Doerrfeld Administrative Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2667
Michael Derner MIS Engineer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2647
Ro Hart MIS Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2668
 

Building Inspections

Building Inspections 6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 952-882-2650
Fax: 952-882-2656
Chris Kemper Administrative Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2694
Bill Sellner Building Services Foreman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2661
Jay Scherer Chief Building Official This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2652
John Schmidt Building Inspector This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2648
Marcey Jorissen Administrative Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2650
Marilyn Doerrfeld Administrative Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2669
 

Engineering

Craig Svoboda Senior Engineer Technician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2673
Igor Khomyakov Senior Engineer Technician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2680
John Powell City Engineer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2672
John Wichman Senior Engineer Technician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2675
Sue Meyer Administrative Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2671
 

Finance / HR

Gwen Hennen Human Resources Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2644
Jean Daleki Senior Accountant Clerk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2649
Joan Ryks Utility Billing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2681
Julianne Hord Staff Accountant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2645
Julie Stahl Finance Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2691
Pam Flaten Payroll - Benefit Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2663
 

Fire Department

Joel McColl Fire Chief This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2689
John Babin Deputy Fire Chief This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2643
Ryan Schultz Firefighter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-292-4544
 

Municipal Liquor Stores

Stacy Schmidt Liquor Operations Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-567-2046
Jeff Loewenhagen Assistant Store Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-567-2048
Paul Petschl Assistant Store Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-567-2048
Suzie Dahl Assistant Store Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-567-2048
 

Parks and Recreation

Parks & Recreation 13770 Dakota Ave.
Savage, MN 55378
  Direct: 952-224-3420
Fax: 952-224-3430
Recreation Information & Weather Phone Line     952-882-2688
Chris Dill Recreation Supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3421
Gina Robinette Recreation Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3443
Greg Boatman Parks & Recreation Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3423
Jared Hallberg Parks Foreman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3407
Jon Allen Parks & Natural Resources Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3441
Robbie Bunnell Administrative Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-3403
McColl Pond ELC Facility   Direct: 952-224-3420
Fax: 952-224-3430
Savage Sports Center Facility This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 952-567-2095
Fax: 952-224-3420
 

Planning

Blake Crandall GIS Technician This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2674
Bryan Tucker Planning Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2692
Terri Dill Senior Planner This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2698
 

Police Department

Savage Police Department 6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378
  Direct: 952-882-2600 (non-emergency)
Emergency     911
Report a Crime     952-445-1411 (Scott County Central Dispatch)
Bruce Simon Captain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2600
James Caauwe Crime Prevention Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2604
Jeffrey Appel Captain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2600
Kyle Klapperick Sergeant - Property Release This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2600
Rodney Seurer Police Chief This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-882-2600
Zigi Zadach Community Service Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-567-2013
 

Public Works

Public Works 13770 Dakota Ave.
Savage, MN 55378
  Direct: 952-224-3400
Fax: 952-224-3430
Andy Weldon Streets Foreman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3422
Cliff Yandle Utilities Foreman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3408
Kelly Koski Administrative Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3445
Mike Klimers Utility Services Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3442
Trent Jutting Pulic Works Superintendent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 952-224-3404
Water & Sewer Emergencies Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.   952-224-3440
Water & Sewer Emergencies Evenings, Weekends & Holidays (fees may apply)   952-445-1411

Savage Cable Television

Volunteers are an essential part of community media!

Savage TV has benefitted from the amazing energy and talent provided by volunteer producers in the creation of so many unique programs like Dan Patch Days Parades; the Master Your Garden TV series; or school sports/theater/music productions, just to name a few.

Most community TV stations are looking for volunteers to help out with all the things that go into the running of a busy, active local station – including camera operators, writers, interviewers and much more. From high-school students looking for work experience to retired people looking to give something back to the community, people from all walks of life get rewarding experiences from volunteering in community media.

You don’t have to make a big commitment; you can volunteer as little or as much as you’d like. Whether you want to pop in for a few hours to produce a special feature, or join in on regular programming, our door is open to you. No prior experience is required – just a willingness to learn and the enthusiasm to create great local TV!

If you are interested in participating, please contact Video Production Specialist Jeff Renner at 952-882-2662 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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