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8/28/14 Northfield EDA meeting 7:30am (LIVE)

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I. Call to Order and Approval of Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes
Economic Development Authority Meeting Minutes for June 26,
2014 and July 24, 2014
14-089
06-26-2014 EDA MINUTES
07-24-2014 EDA MINUTES
Attachments:
14-090 Reports to File
EDA REVENUE & EXPENSE REPORT – August 2014
EDA Loan Statement July 2014
NEC Board minutes June 2014
Attachments:
III. Unfinished Business
14-092 Debrief: 2014 DEED Familiarization Tour
14-091 2015-2017 Work Plan Development
Draft 2015 EDA Work Plan
2015 EDA Narrative
Northfield Community Brochure 2011
Attachments:
IV. New Business Items
Res. 2014-096 Approve Refinancing Public Project Revenue Bonds
EDA Resolution 2014-02 Northfield_GO_Bonds_2014A_EDA_RESOLUTION
Northfield GO Bonds 2014A ESCROW AGREEMENT – 427919v4
Northfield GO Bonds 2014A ACCOUNT CONTROL AGREEMENT – 448528v2
Northfield GO Bonds 2014A TERMINATION OF GROUND LEASE – 448687v1
Northfield GO Bonds 2014A TERMINATION OF LEASE – 448684v1
Attachments:
City of Northfield Page 1 Printed on 8/26/2014
Economic Development Authority Meeting Agenda August 28, 2014
V. Reports and Discussion Items
Finances
a) Commissioner Comments and Reports
b) Staff Updates and Reports
c) Comments from the Chair

Adjourn

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Today’s news update -City suggests 3.5% levy; EDA and HRA levies discussed; Dundas considers 2%

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:02pm

City suggests 3.5% levy

Right from the start the tax levy was an issue for the Northfield City Council.  Due to the bump in LGA last year, council approved a 0% levy.  This year Finance Director Melanie Schlomann suggested a 3.5% levy.  Along with the levy discussion was the fund balance, which is around  7.75 million and a healthy balance.  Mayor Graham commented that there are many things factored into the formula the City uses to calculate the levy including fund balances from individual areas such as the Park Board.  They were held steady during the recession and some councilors thought they should be given some dollars.  Especially with the new Meadows Park project on their plate.  Ludescher said the City’s rate of inflation is going up faster than the peoples ability to pay.  He says they’re taking discretionary dollars out of the pockets of citizens.  The other problem he said is that too much money in the fund balance works mischief.  “If we don’t have the money we can’t spend it”, he would rather have too little fund balance and bond for what is needed.  He made a reference to the Tiger Trail which Councilor Zweifel took issue with.  City Administrator Haggenmiller will come back September 2nd with 3 options a 0%, 2.8% and 3.5%.  The Council must approve a levy at that time.  It can be lowered from that point but not raised.

EDA and HRA levies discussed

The EDA and HRA gave presentations to the Council as their levies, which are separate from the City’s,  must be approved.  Their maximum is 5.2%.   While Mayor Graham supports the work that both organizations do he was skeptic of their need for more dollars.  They have a fund balance of $1.3 million.  If kept at 0% it would only be $11,000 less than their proposed increase.  Graham wants to keep it at 0%.  He says, if they need more down the road, they can give it to them.  Bottom line “do we hit up taxpayers or do we keep it level?”.  The EDA and HRA levies come from the citizens.  The government may give them a share but it ultimately comes from us.  The Mayor’s interview is posted as is the meeting in several videos on kymnradio.net.

Dundas considers 2%

Dundas is also in the completion stages of the preliminary budget.  They’ll hold one more budget work session that the public is invited to.  Administrator McCarthy says right now, the council is looking at 2%.  McCarthy says that won’t raise taxes if their property values stay the same.  Of course if you’re property value goes up, so will your taxes.  They’ll vote September 9th.

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8-27-14 news

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Mayor Dana Graham 8/27/14

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:13am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Mayor Dana Graham after last nights Northfield Council meeting and more.  Listen to the full interview…

 

 

 

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DJJD Horse Shoe Hunt 2014 – Clue Three

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:55am

The letters that make up the name of the hiding spot have been scrambled and you will be given 3 letters of the puzzle through a clue each day. The clues will lead you to locations downtown where you must walk to the cipher near the particular location and gather a particular letter as instructed in each clue.

The Purse is $900 this year thanks to cash donations by E&J Photography, US Federal Credit Union, Professional Pride Realty and Bursch Travel.

CLUE THREE

Location 1. This building recently had something removed from it. This large structure was used extensively when it was a restaurant in the 90’s. Find the letter located on line 1, word 3 and letter 2

Location 2. This spot in the middle of town has always been a popular talker. Grab a snack and take a break. Seating provided by Schjeldahl. Find the letter located on line 1, word 2 and letter 1

Location 3. Bring a net for this one. Built in 1893, this structure replaced that Dampier House which is where Henry Wheeler was positioned during the 1876 raid. Find the letter located on line 4, word 2 and letter 6

CLUE TWO

Location 1. This cipher lays close to the original 1885 YMCA in Northfield but you’ll need to look High, not at the horseshoe up there, but near the prominent half circles to the south. Find the letter located on line 4 of 7, word 2 and letter 1

Location 2. What was your favorite item at the Ideal Cafe? Work as a pair and you’ll find these two circles. Find the letter located on line 1 of 3, word 2 and letter 2

Location 3. Ryan would be lying if he said this would be a piece of cake. Find the letter located on line 2 of 4, word 3 and letter 1

CLUE ONE

Location 1. This building was built the same year “Jesse James Day” began and was the first Medical Arts building in Rice County. Look on the “mural” side and pass each other on the ground. Find the letter located on line 2 of 5, word 1 and letter 3

Location 2. This public building was constructed by money donated by Andrew Carnegiein the winter of 1908. Look at the bottom on Division. Find the letter located on line 1 of 4, word 2 and letter 5

Location 3. Opened in 1877 this Stuart from Dallas was the second of its kind in Northfield. Find the hot letter located on line 1 of 7, word 4 and letter 1

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8/26/14 Northfield City Council work session (archived)

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:19pm


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Live streaming video by Ustream           To view all the attachments go to City Council click on Most Recent Agenda

PLEASE NOTE:  THERE WAS ONE TECHNICAL PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER.  WE APOLOGIZE.  THERE ARE MULTIPLE VIDEOS AS WE WORKED TO KEEP THE STREAM GOING. 

Agenda for work session 8-26-14

1. 14-084 Proposed 2015/2016 Budget & Tax Levy Discussion
Fund Balances 7_31_14
General Fund Balance estimates
General Fund Prelim budget Summary
Levy Worksheet
Res 2014_ 2015_ EDA Preliminary Levy
Res 2014_2015 Preliminary City Levy
Attachments:
2. 14-085 Fire Services JPA Update
3. 14-086 EDA and HRA Proposed 2015 Budgets
DRAFT 2015 EDA Budget
DRAFT 2015-17 EDA Work Plan
DRAFT 2015 HRA Budget
DRAFT 2015 HRA Work Plan


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Attachments:
4. 14-087 Preliminary 2015-2019 CIP/CEP
Cost Estimates 2015 – 2019
2015 CEP
Attachments:
Authorize Public Works Director/City Engineer Search and review the operations of the Public Works and Engineering Departments
5. 14-088
2014_Public_Works_Director-City_Engineer
July 2014 – Public Works



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Today’s news update – Nfld man “just snapped” – races through Faribault; Committees formed to iron out ARD details; Nfld Council talks budget tonight

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:02pm

Nfld man “just snapped” – races through Faribault

A 44 year old Northfield man is in jail after fleeing a police officer. According to the criminal complaint Kevin Scott Davidson was spotted by a Faribault police officer driving through downtown Faribault at a high rate of speed ignoring stop signs, ignoring the officers flashing lights and finally hit another vehicle in the intersection at 13th street west and 2nd avenue.  As the officer arrested him, he yelled to the occupants of the other vehicle that he was sorry.  They were transported to District One with non life-threatening injuries, Davidson was not hurt.  There was a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.  He told officers that he started drinking at 9:30 Saturday morning and had consumed beer, vodka and smoked marijuana.  Davidson was pulled over just before noon.  He told police that he was just driving to drive away the pain.  He deliberately ignored the stop signs because “it didn’t really matter to him”.   He “just snapped”.  He denied knowing that the officer was behind him.  He suffers from emphysema and was having a crisis.  He cried off and on through the booking process and apologized to officers.  Davidson is facing a felony charge for fleeing as well as criminal vehicular operation of a vehicle while under the influence, reckless driving and dui.  He’s facing up to 3 years in jail if convicted of the most serious charge.  Davidson has several other convictions including theft, burglary, domestic assault, open bottle, speeding and driving after revocation. His next court appearance is September 8th.

Committees formed to iron out ARD details

As Bridgewater and Dundas continue to disagree about their Annexation agreement they formed committees to deal with the most “thorny” issues.  City Administrator John McCarthy says one of those committees will meet tonight(Tuesday)to discuss 115th street.  A small portion is in Dundas but in the ARD it runs from Falk Avenue to CR 20.  The portion that’s in Dundas is very steep.  It serves Bridgewater and they want to make sure it’s maintained.  Another question is the increased traffic on Decker street which is gravel.  It’s concerning to the township and Dundas as a potential safety problem.   Whether to pave Decker is a future question.  Decker becomes Depot when it enters Dundas which was just recently paved.  They also added curb and gutter.

The Public Works/Public safety building for Dundas is coming along.  The building is up, the siding’s not quite done but the windows are being installed and the roof is complete.  Interior framing and insulation is being done.  They hope to have the Police in by mid-October and Public works shortly thereafter.

Nfld council talks budget tonight

The Northfield City Council meets for a work session tonight.  It’s all about money tonight.  They’ll discuss the budget and tax levy, the HRA and EDA budgets and work plans and the Capital Improvement plan.  The other item is to authorize a search for a new Public Works Director and review the operations of that department.  City Administrator Madigan had mentioned hiring a Project Coordinator for Public Works.  The meeting will be streamed live online at kymnradio.net.

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8-26-14 news

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Dundas City Adm John McCarthy 8/26/14

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:06am

Jeff Johnson speaks with John McCarthy after last nights Dundas City Council Meeting, they discuss the agenda and other topics. Listen to the full interview….

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Dr. L. Chris Richardson 8/26/14

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:52am

Dr. Richardson talks with Jeff Johnson about topics from last nights School Board Meeting. Listen to the full interview….

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DJJD Horse Shoe Hunt 2014 – Clue Two

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:55am

The letters that make up the name of the hiding spot have been scrambled and you will be given 3 letters of the puzzle through a clue each day. The clues will lead you to locations downtown where you must walk to the cipher near the particular location and gather a particular letter as instructed in each clue.

The Purse is $900 this year thanks to cash donations by E&J Photography, US Federal Credit Union, Professional Pride Realty and Bursch Travel.

CLUE TWO

Location 1. This cipher lays close to the original 1885 YMCA in Northfield but you’ll need to look High, not at the horseshoe up there, but near the prominent half circles to the south. Find the letter located on line 4 of 7, word 2 and letter 1

Location 2. What was your favorite item at the Ideal Cafe? Work as a pair and you’ll find these two circles. Find the letter located on line 1 of 3, word 2 and letter 2

Location 3. Ryan would be lying if he said this would be a piece of cake. Find the letter located on line 2 of 4, word 3 and letter 1

CLUE ONE

Location 1. This building was built the same year “Jesse James Day” began and was the first Medical Arts building in Rice County. Look on the “mural” side and pass each other on the ground. Find the letter located on line 2 of 5, word 1 and letter 3

Location 2. This public building was constructed by money donated by Andrew Carnegiein the winter of 1908. Look at the bottom on Division. Find the letter located on line 1 of 4, word 2 and letter 5

Location 3. Opened in 1877 this Stuart from Dallas was the second of its kind in Northfield. Find the hot letter located on line 1 of 7, word 4 and letter 1

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15 with the Author | ‘Conversion’ by Katherine Howe 8/25/14

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:04am

Teri Knight welcomes Katherine Howe on today’s 15 with the Author.  Howe is a best-selling author whose latest book, “Conversion” weaves together the true story of Ann Putnam and the Salem witch trials with a mysterious present-day illness that sweeps through an all-girls high school in 2012.  Also based on a true story.  Are the tics and twitches the girls suffer from coming from the pressure to excel, something in the water, media hype or is it more sinister than that? Katherine Howe

 

Click below to listen to the full interview:

Conversion – Katherine Howe

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Today’s news update – Hwy 19 becomes tar pit – Attorney General getting involved; New City Admin shadows Madigan as he prepares to retire; PEHS changing focus as they officially open in Northfield

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:21am

Hwy 19 becomes tar pit – Attorney General getting involved

If you traveled Hwy 19 between Hwy 3 and I-35 this weekend you’re likely none too pleased with MnDot.  Facebook postings of complaints about black tar marks covering cars nearly outpaced Ice bucket challenge videos.  Streets and Parks Supervisor TJ Heinricy explained that MnDot was chipsealing the road but when it rained the chip seal oil bled through the rock and that is what was getting on the cars.  He added that MnDot then tried to cover it with more rock.  That was dangerous for motorcycles.  According to wikipedia, if they use too much emulsion, that will also leak up through the aggregate and only a solvent will clean it up.  Some people were reporting hours of clean up after driving through there.  We called MnDot’s Rochester office at 507-286-7500 and were told by Ilsa to call Astech, the contractor hired by MnDOT to do the seal coating work.  She said they’re responsible and will handle your claim. The number is 320-363-8500.   A call to the Project manager from MnDot has not yet been returned.  Sheila Hagen of Northfield called Astech who told her they would pass her information on to their insurance company.  With a brand new truck she decided to take further action and called the State’s Attorney General Lori Swanson.  Her representative told Hagen that they are very interested in this and want everyone with claims to contact Swanson’s office via their website, ag.state.mn.us.  Click on consumer complaints and download the assistance form. Hagen says her complaint is that she “should be able to make one phone call to the State and have it taken care of”.  That’s not what’s happening.  Hagen took lots of pictures and now has her vehicle being professionally cleaned.  The chipsealing emulsion won’t come off without a solvent and could leave your vehicle stained.

New City Admin shadows Madigan as he prepares to retire

New City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller attended his first Council work session observing Tim Madigan.  Madigan went through work projects, goal setting for the council and also brought up Annexation agreements.  While Northfield isn’t looking at one right now, he said he’s never seen a City so generous to townships.  He added that most cities use the State guidelines which offer 6 or 7 year agreements with declining payments.  Some of Northfield’s have lasted much longer.  Madigan says state guidelines addresse all the issues involved such as tax base loss and gain and the heavy investments that cities usually have to make incorporating new areas.  He said there’s one agreement that will be coming to a close and cautioned council to consider other options like ordinance, petition or orderly annexation.  Madigan also brought up City staff items including the Public Works department which includes multiple departments.  He says they should consider what their needs are, how to be cost effective and how Northfield compares with other cities.  He went on to suggest they hire a project coordinator.  Haggenmiller will be jumping into the deep end once Madigan leaves.  There will be an Open House for Madigan this Wednesday in Council Chambers beginning at 4 o’clock.

PEHS changes focus as they officially open in Northfield

Prairies Edge Humane Society officially opens their new facility in Northfield this week.  They’ve been in the process of moving from Faribault for the last several months.  Their focus is changing slightly with a more concentrated effort of educating and assisting pet owners.  Rather than allow pet owners to drop off unwanted animals, Director Kathy Jasnoch told the Northfield News that they’ll work with pet owners to find a better solution.  Sometimes they can’t afford the food or vet care, Prairies Edge will work to resolve the problem.  If they still can’t keep the pet, then PEHS will take the animal by appointment only.  They’ll still house cats however they are still looking for foster homes for dogs.  They will also take cats from rural areas.  Go to prairiesedgehs.org for more information about the changes and how you can help.   If you see a stray animal, call the Police, they’ll take the animal to Countryside Vet clinic which serves as Northfield’s impound.  S.A.F.E Sanctuary in Faribault and Last Hope in Farmington do take unwanted animals.  They are both no kill shelters.  Jasnoch says they’ll have a soft opening and a Grand opening sometime in September.

The Dundas City Council meets tonight at 7 but first they’ll hold a work session on their budget.  They’ll be discussing meeting with Bridgewater.  City Administrator John McCarthy will be in studio tomorrow morning at 8:45.

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8-25-14 news

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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DJJD Horse Shoe Hunt 2014 – Clue One

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:55am

The letters that make up the name of the hiding spot have been scrambled and you will be given 3 letters of the puzzle through a clue each day. The clues will lead you to locations downtown where you must walk to the cipher near the particular location and gather a particular letter as instructed in each clue.

The Purse is $900 this year thanks to cash donations by E&J Photography, US Federal Credit Union, Professional Pride Realty and Bursch Travel.

CLUE ONE

Location 1. This building was built the same year “Jesse James Day” began and was the first Medical Arts building in Rice County. Look on the “mural” side and pass each other on the ground. Find the letter located on line 2 of 5, word 1 and letter 3

Location 2. This public building was constructed by money donated by Andrew Carnegiein the winter of 1908. Look at the bottom on Division. Find the letter located on line 1 of 4, word 2 and letter 5

Location 3. Opened in 1877 this Stuart from Dallas was the second of its kind in Northfield. Find the hot letter located on line 1 of 7, word 4 and letter 1

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Today’s news update – Executive Director exits NDDC; Northfield Hospital on Orange Alert after vehicle rollover; The Hunt is on… on Monday

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:02pm

Executive Director exits NDDC

Ross Currier tendered his resignation as Executive Director of the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation.  He’s taken another position as the Community Development Program Officer at the Minnesota Housing Partnership.  He was unavailable for a comment. But on the NDDC website he referenced the uncertainty of the organization.  When asked about the future of the NDDC, President Jerry Bilek said the Board hasn’t discussed it.  In fact, he was unaware of Currier’s new position until Monday.  However they are still in talks with the Chamber.  He said they have a lot of work to do yet.  Bilek said, while he was surprised at the move, he was happy for Currier.  He said Currier did a great job and will be an asset to his next company.  There’s no membership within the NDDC, rather business owners are invited to be a part and can choose to make a monetary contribution.  The Board met with their founding fathers on Monday who stressed the mission which, very basically, means to keep the downtown viable in the face of increased competition from fringe development and other economic forces.  The NDDC was formed in 1999.  Asking Bilek how the downtown area would get the amount of attention the group wants within the broader mission of the Chamber, he said “it’s like an umbrella with 3 branches”.  The NDDC, the CVB and the Chamber.  He said each would have it’s own mission within that.  Bilek did not respond to the question about the recent complaint against the Chamber on the wrongful termination allegation from former Executive Director Mary Schmelzer and the firing of her successor Brent Burns.

Northfield Hospital on Orange Alert after vehicle rollover

A single vehicle rollover near Dennison Wednesday afternoon had Northfield Hospital on Orange alert for nearly 3 hours.  Goodhue County deputies were called to report of a rollover at 350th street and 10th avenue in Warsaw Township just after 1pm.  Goodhue County Spokeswoman Chris Weiss said the driver of an extended van transporting Hmong workers took the corner on the gravel road too fast and rolled.  Sixteen victims were treated at Northfield Hospital Emergency Department.  Nine were transferred, seven to Hennepin County Medical Center and two to Regions Hospital. One was admitted to Northfield Hospital.

The Hunt is on… on Monday

The 2014 DJJD Horseshoe Hunt is on!  starting Monday.  Cluemaster Tim Freeland says get your button registered!  The prize for finding the horseshoe is $900 if your button is registered but just $150 if not.  You can register online at djjd.org.  [that link will take you directly to the registration].  There are certain rules pertaining to WHERE the horseshoe can be hidden.  A clarification this year is that it will never be placed on Northfield school grounds.  It must be City-owned land.  The horseshoe will not be buried.  You won’t need a shovel or a ladder.  If you destroy any property while hunting for horseshoe, you will be disqualified.  Freeland says they want kids involved and want to make it safe.  Don’t go on private property, that’s trespassing.  Here’s your first unofficial clue.  It will relate to Northfield history but outside of the James-Younger gang.  Which really leaves it pretty wide open!  The clues start Monday, they’ll be read each morning on KYMN and posted on our website kymnradio.net.

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8-22-14 news

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Erling Kindem

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:47am

Frequent guest Erling Kindem stops by to talk about being featured, along with his 3-year-old neighbor, Emmett Rychner, on KARE-11TV, a spot that has garnered attention from around the world.

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Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

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Wayne Eddy Affair | Brian Randolph

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:34am

Brian Randolph is a 1997 grad of Northfield High School and brings us up to date in his life since then.

Hour one:  wayneeddy082014

 

Hour two:  wayneeddy0820142

 

Listen in to the Wayne Eddy Affair every weekday. Monday through Thursday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fridays from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

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8/21/14 Northfield Planning Commission 7pm (LIVE)CANCELLED

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:57pm

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CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF A QUORUM

I. Call to Order and Approval of Agenda
II. Approval of Minutes
1. 14-082 Planning Commission Work Session Meeting Minutes 7/10/2014
Attachments: Planning Commission Work Session Meeting Minutes 7/10/2014
2. 14-083 Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 7/17/2014
Attachments: Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 7/17/2014
III. Unfinished Business
3. 14-079 Amendments to the C1 Zoning District
Cover Letter – C1 Amendments 8-18-14
C1 District Amendments 8-15-14
C2 Draft Amendments – 8-15-14
Attachments:
IV. Reports and Discussion Items
a) Commissioner Comments and Reports
b) Staff Updates and Reports
c) Comments from the Chair
V. Adjournment

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Today’s news update – 16 sustain injuries in a single vehicle rollover near Dennison

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:27am

16 sustain injuries in a single vehicle rollover near Dennison

A single vehicle rollover near Dennison yesterday afternoon had Northfield Hospital on Orange alert for nearly 3 hours.  Goodhue County deputies were called to report of a rollover at 350th street and 10th avenue in Warsaw Township just after 1pm yesterday.  While the report is still being written, Goodhue County Spokeswoman Chris Weiss said the driver of an extended van transporting Hmong workers took the corner on the gravel road too fast and rolled.  Sixteen victims were treated at Northfield Hospital Emergency Department.  Nine were transferred, seven to Hennepin County Medical Center and two to Regions Hospital. One was admitted to Northfield Hospital.  Media Relations Scott Richardson said the language barrier created further issues.  They sent for an interpreter to come from St. Paul.  Victims who were transferred means their injuries were severe enough to need another level of care.  No word right now on their status.  We will update you as that information becomes available.

Listen for news updates on-air at 6, 7, 8, Noon, 3 and 5

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Tim Freeland talks about the 2014 DJJD Horseshoe Hunt 8/21/14

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 9:04am

Jeff Johnson speaks Tim Freeland – master creator of the clues for the DJJD Horseshoe Hunt talks about the rules and… maybe gives you some hints on how to best hunt for the shoe! 

Just in time!  Will Tim let out any secrets about WHERE the shoe is this year?

Click below to listen to the interview: 

Horseshoe Hunt 8-21-14

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Today’s news update – Thieves pilfer potted plants; Public Works Director Joe Stapf resigns; Library Board gets okay to seek construction grant

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:02pm

Thieves pilfer potted plants

Northfield police report that in the past six weeks, nine different residences/businesses have reported thefts of seventeen large potted plants and that reflects only those who chose to make a formal report.  Officer Dukatz says there have been other cases in which the resident decided not to report the incident.  He also believes there are still more thefts from residents and business owners who just haven’t realized something was missing.  Dukatz says all of the reported thefts have mainly taken place between 2 and 5 am.  Some of these potted plants weighed close to 100lbs and would, most likely, have required two people to lift into the back of a truck or trunk of a car.  Some of these potted displays were located close to the homes.  Police have not located any of the stolen pots or crocks and to this date and have not been able to identify anyone or any vehicle that might be involved.  If anyone has any information or observes strange activity between 2am -5am , please call the non-emergency number for the Police Department  507-645-4477.  Dukatz also advises taking pictures of your outdoor containers and note any unusual markings on them for further identification.  He’s also aware that there have been other thefts outside the City Limits.

Public Works Director Joe Stapf resigns

Northfield Public Works Director, Joe Stapf, has resigned.  In an email last week, Human Resources Director Michelle Mahowald said Stapf resigned from his position with his last formal day being August 29th.   Mahowald,  City Administrator Madigan and new Admin Nick Haggenmiller met with Stapf’s assistant Brian Erickson to discuss the projects coming and will meet again to discuss the “process”.   There are several pending projects that need attention.  Stapf has been out since early July while his wife is dealing with health issues.  They live in Michigan and Stapf had been commuting.

Library Board gets okay to seek construction grant

The Northfield City Council met last night for a brief meeting where they approved rezoning for Central Valley Coop and lease agreements for equipment and the fire station with the NAFRS.   The yearly rent is $20,000.  The only item on the regular agenda was Authorization for the Library Construction Grant Program.  Just the instructions are 60 pages long.  Mayor Pro Tem Erica Zweifel sitting in for Mayor Graham this morning said they’ll have to decide whether the time and resources spent pursuing the money would be worth it.  They could potentially get up to $300,000.  This is a grant where there is preliminary submission.  Council approved allowing the Library board to pursue the grant with this caveat that the City Administrator be involved.  Madigan will be passing the torch to Nick Haggenmiller by the end of the month.  Zweifel’s interview and the meeting are archived online at kymnradio.net.

School fund drive continues through Saturday

You have until this Saturday to donate school supplies.  The Minnesota Auxiliary of Wives Behind the Badge have organized the fund drive for slain Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick’s children and the community of Mendota Heights.  You can drop off supplies at the Northfield PD and several other places.  For all the details go to our website kymnradio.net where we’ve posted the flyer.  It’s also in our window on Division Street.

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‘Morning Show’ with Jeff Johnson | Life of an Athlete 8/20/14

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:18am

Jeff Johnson speaks with Northfield High School senior Christy Anderson and junior Ella Stromme about a program called “Life of an Athlete” – a leadership/teamwork program

 

Life of an Athlete

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