Wednesday, January 18, 2017

City News

Council Accepts Large Donation for Historical Plaza

Council Accepts Large Donation for Historical Plaza

Plaza will honor first City Administrator Tom Hedges

The City of Eagan has received a $100,000 gift from a St. Paul philanthropist and businessman to accomplish two worthy objectives.

John Nasseff was a senior executive at West Publishing when decisions were made to relocate company operations out of St. Paul to Eagan. Eagan’s City Administrator at that time, Tom Hedges, had a lot to do with fostering the relationship to make that move happen, says Nasseff.

Nasseff, 92, and his wife   Read more...


High Marks from Eagan Residents Compare Well Nationally

High Marks from Eagan Residents Compare Well Nationally

Results from the latest survey of residents again demonstrate that—overwhelmingly—the people of Eagan like living here. That finding is not new, but now policy makers know that Eagan scores very well not just here at home, but in comparison to national benchmarks. 95% of Eagan residents surveyed last fall rate the quality of life in Eagan as excellent or good according to results presented by an independent research firm to the Eagan City Council on January 10. An astounding 98%   Read more...


City Performance Indicators 2016

City Performance Indicators 2016

 

The Council on Local Results and Innovation, in concert with the Minnesota Legislature and the Office of the State Auditor has created a series of local performance indicators residents can use to monitor city performance. The Eagan City Council has embraced these indicators and adopted a resolution regarding the performance indicators to be measured and posted for the public each year.

So how are we doing?

Below are some of the results of the survey reflecting the most recent specific performance indicators   Read more...


2017 Budget Approved, City Portion Up Slightly

2017 Budget Approved, City Portion Up Slightly

 

At the December 6 meeting, the City Council approved the next year's budget and certified the 2017 levy. Here are a few key takeaways from the budget presentation from the Finance team:

 

Where does my Eagan Property Tax go?

    • 31% of your tax bill goes to the City of Eagan.
    • 42% goes to Schools (in ISD 196)
    • 23% goes to Dakota County
    • 4% other
 

2017 City General Fund Expenditures 

  • 48% Public Safety
  • 22% General Government
  • 15% Parks & Recreation   Read more...


New Tower Lights the Night

New Tower Lights the Night

Airline passengers and evening commuters to Eagan are already noticing a striking new landmark on the horizon. Tuesday night marked the “flip the switch” date for a new and improved communications tower on the site of the former Sperry water tower in north central Eagan.

At 198 feet, the new tower is 53 feet taller than before. The previous water tower had cell phone carrier and 9-1-1 technology for radio communications with first responders. The new tower hides all of   Read more...