"State of the City" Video Blog - December 6th

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.

November 6, 2019 Video Blog - In this week’s State of the City, Administrator Prafke discusses Winter Trail/Sidewalk Maintenance, Recycling Changes, Census and he does a shout out to all of our Election Judges. He promised links for these items:  Winter Trail/Sidewalk map - http://www.saintpetermn.gov/sites/default/files/images/public-works/2017-19NoWinterMaintenanceTrailandSidewalkMap.pdf,
Hot Sheet -  http://www.saintpetermn.gov/sites/default/files/hotsheets/HOTSHEETnov62019.pdf, Snow Emergency Rules -  http://www.saintpetermn.gov/city-snow-emergency-rules .  Thank you to all who ran for local elected office and best of luck to those that won the election.  Remember as they succeed so does our entire community.

October 28, 2019 Video Blog In this State of the City, City Administrator Prafke talks recycling: Christmas lights & wrapping paper, ADA grants for downtown businesses and does a shout out to Franny A. Here are some of the links he promised as well.  Recycling - http://www.saintpetermn.gov/single-sort-residential-recycling;  YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWK7-GhXlmDfaSTNs7yvwgw;  Affordable Housing - http://www.saintpetermn.gov/news/traverse-green-subdivision;   Bulb and Electric Rebates - http://www.saintpetermn.gov/saint-peter-utility-customer-rebates;  HOT SHEET (newsletter) - http://www.saintpetermn.gov/weekly-hot-sheet.


October 4, 2019 Video Blog - In this "State of the City", City Administrator Todd Prafke discusses food composting, recycling tips, Third Street road development, and the PAWS Walk.  He does a couple of “shout outs” to folks he has talked with lately.  He also gives a preview of one of the possible Fire Hall layouts.  Here are a few links Todd promised:  Food Composting:  http://www.saintpetermn.gov/food-waste-compost;  Recycling:  http://www.saintpetermn.gov/single-sort-residential-recycling;  HOT SHEET: to sign up email Barbara at barbaral@saintpetermn.gov.  Could you be one of the “shout outs”?  It make us wonder.

September 18, 2019 Video Blog - In this week’s addition of State of the City, Administrator Prafke discusses possible changes to recycling and a few recycling tips too. He talks about Solar Choice, http://www.saintpetermn.gov/community-solar-program, Hospital CEO hiring process and other things going on in our community. City Administrator Prafke also mentions the links for the HOTSHEET (weekly newsletter) - http://www.saintpetermn.gov/weekly-hot-sheet and Council packet - http://www.saintpetermn.gov/city-council-minutes-agendas-packets. Drive Safe! We want to see you around next week!


August 20, 2019 Video BlogThis electrifying edition of State of the City includes discussion on car charging stations in the downtown, the City budget and taxes. For all the numbers go to our workshop packet at: http://www.saintpetermn.gov/sites/default/files/meetings-agendas-packets/CITY%20COUNCIL%20WORKSHOP%20AUGUST%2019%2C%202019.pdf

August 8, 2019 Video Blog - In this “State of the City” video blog, City Administrator Prafke talks about Fire Hall, Pavilion, Recycling and Green Steps. Want to know more about Green Steps? Click on this link: https://greenstep.pca.state.mn.us/.  Go to the August 12, 2019 council packet to find out what we are dong to make our community more sustainable.  http://www.saintpetermn.gov/city-council-minutes-agendas-packets.

July 2, 2019 Video Blog - In this SOC, City Administrator Prafke talks 4th of July Parade Route, Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) and School Resource Officer.  All important things in our community.  Get more info in the weekly newsletter (HOT SHEET) at http://www.saintpetermn.gov/weekly-hot-sheet.  Drive safely over the holiday. We want to see you around town next week! 

June 18, 2109 Video Blog - In this new ‘State of the City’, City Administrator Prafke discusses bug spray, BluesFest, July 4th celebration, website, wastewater and just a bunch of great tidbits. He also does a “shout out” to two regular viewers.  Could the shout out be to you?  Watch to find out!

May 21, 2019 Video Blog  - City Administrator Prafke talks SMIF, Fire Hall project, money, Hospital Advisory Committee and our weekly electronic newsletter the “HOT SHEET”. You can find the HOT SHEET at www.saintpetermn.gov/weekly-hot-sheet. You will want to watch this VLOG just to know what SMIF (Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation) is. A clue is that SMIF does some really great things in our region and in Saint Peter. Also a birthday shout out to Paul A.

May 7, 2019 Video Blog  - City Administrator Prafke discusses demographics, food waste composting, dogs and much more...also sends a shout out to avid watcher and b-day girl Nancy. 

April 5, 2019 Video Blog  City Administrator Todd Prafke discusses Pavilion work starting soon, food waste or the “Green Composting“ program, and the Citizen’s Academy and how you can express interest at barbraral@saintpetermn.gov. Thanks for watching!!!!!

March 19, 2019 Video Blog  City Administrator Prafke does a "shout out" to Steve and talks weeds, housing, Levy Park sculpture garden and introduces a Citizens Academy.   Check it all out on this State of the City.  For more information call 507-934-0664.

March 5, 2019 Video Blog  City Administrator Prafke talks pavilion, joint School Board and City Council meeting, and you guessed it, snow. Check it all out on this State of the City.

February 4, 2019 Video Blog   City Administrator Prafke, back from a long hiatus from video blogging, talks Minnesota Square Park Pavilion, Fire Hall, Solar Energy and more.  

September 19, 2018 Video Blog     City Administrator Prafke talks about big topics today! The Minnesota Square Park Pavilion and Tax Levy. He also talks Solar energy and Rock Bend.  More information can be found in the links below:
Pavilion and Levy: Workshop Packet
SolarChoice: http://www.saintpetermn.gov/community-solar-program
Council Meeting of 9/10/18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRktDonWBGI

September 6, 2018 Video Blog  City Administrator Prafke does a "shout out" to South Side Nancy and RH. They watch on YouTube and Facebook. He mentions a Chamber of Commerce hosted housing discussion, Rivers Edge Hospital project and job opportunities. He also wants to make sure you have a link to our Solar Energy program “SolarChoice” at www.saintpetermn.gov/community-solar-program and a link to http://www.saintpetermn.gov/parks where you can find the Minnesota Square Park Pavilion Donation Form.

August 22, 2018 Video Blog   City Administrator Prafke does a “shout out” to a family he talked to at Night to Unite. He also talks about the Audit, Economic Development Money and much more...

June 29, 2018 Video Blog     This special and “short” State of the City features updates on the 4th of July activities and the July 1st St. Peter Area Veterans Memorial Dedication.  Also a reminder about parade etiquette.  Thanks for watching and be safe. We want you to watch again in a week or so!.

June 20, 2018 Video Blog     This edition of State of the City includes an update on the MN Square Park Pavilion, discussion on the Council Workshop from Monday, a bunch of great info about the Hospital, Solar Energy and the Pool. Also Todd does a shout out to a couple of “avid” watchers.

June 4, 2018 Video Blog    City Administrator Prafke talks about "the many things happening in Saint Peter this week" Traverse Green, Sidewalks, Rivers Edge Hospital, Street Lights, Swimming Pool, Bluesfest, and more….. 

January 17, 2018 Video Blog     City Administrator Prafke tries his take on a quote from Ron Burgundy. See if you can find his adaptation of that famous line. More importantly find out about Street Maintenance, Rivers Edge Hospital, Minnesota Square Park Pavilion and the weather….. he talks about the weather because, after all, we are in Minnesota.

January 5, 2018 Video Blog    What? No puppies this time. Todd read that if you have a picture of a cute puppy or a kitten people are more apt to watch your video. Will penguins do the trick? Seemed like a cute penguin might be more appropriate for this edition of State of the City. City Administrator Prafke talks about the last workshop and other updates. Let us know if the cute penguins work for you? You can find our weekly electronic newsletter at http://www.saintpetermn.gov/…/hotsheets/HOTSHEETjan32018.pdf


December 15th Video Blog     That’s not the City Administrator you're seeing, but he is behind there and will be talking about taxes in a special edition of “State of the City”. He read somewhere that if you have pictures of puppies and kittens on the video blog more people will watch so here it goes…by the way here is a link to more information about the City budget...http://www.saintpetermn.gov/sites/default/files/meetings-agendas-packets/CITY_COUNCIL_MEETING_DECEMBER_11_2017.pdf… starting on page 49… and maybe let us know if the puppy and kitty thing works