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APPROVAL OF AGENDA
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. 14-111 City Council Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes 08 19 2014
MeetingMinutes 09 02 2014
REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS
Public Comments: Persons commenting on consent agenda items only may use this opportunity to speak.
Speakers must identify themselves by providing their name and address and completing a comment card.
Comments are limited to two (2) minutes (not including interpreter’s time). Agenda items below are approved by one motion unless a Council member requests separate action. All items approved by majority vote unless noted
2. 14-112 Disbursements
3. 14-113 Approve Instant Shade Nursery, Inc. Dirt Hauling Agreement
WWTP Watermain Extension – Accept Plans and Specifications
and Authorize Advertisement for Bids
4. Res. 2014-105 Resolution Accept Plans Order Ad for Bid for WWTP Well
5. 14-114 2015 Renewal of Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance Coverage
6. Res. 2014-106 Approve Creation of Library Capital Projects Fund.
7. 14-115 Approve Selection of Executive Search Firm for Public Works
8. 14-116 Approval of grant application process for Sidewalk Poetry
9. Ord. 962 (2) Second reading of Pawnbroker and Precious Metals Dealers
Ordinance No. 962
10. Ord. 961 (2) Second Reading of Ordinance No. 961 – Amending the City Code
Related to Youth Members on Boards and Commissions
11. 14-118 Summary Publication of Ordinance No. 961
OPEN PUBLIC COMMENTS
Persons may take one opportunity to address the council for two (2) minutes on any topic, even if on the agenda
(not including interpreter’s time), with the condition that they may not speak on the same item later in the meeting. No notification of the mayor is required. However, speakers are asked to complete a comment card. Persons wanting a response to a question must submit the question in writing to the recording secretary. Questions must include name, address and phone number.
12. Res. 2014-107 Preliminary 2015 Budget
13. Res. 2014-108 2014 Budget Amendment
16. 14-120 Accept Well Siting Study for Proposed Well No. 6 and Order
Preparation of Plans and Specifications
15. 14-119 Policy Direction on Park Fee Payment Process
17. 14-121 Upcoming Agenda Items
Attachments: Upcoming Agenda Items11-Sep-2014
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Today’s news update – Body cams not new to Northfield Officers; Chase results in rollover in Dundas; Bridgewater and Dundas discuss ARD; Council looks over preliminary budget tonight
Body cams aren’t new to the Northfield Police Department. Chief Monte Nelson says they’ve been testing various cameras for years. He figured about 5 versions so far. The problem is they are prone to breaking as is anything officers wear on their clothing. Nelson says there’s good reason to use them. For example about 2 months after they started testing them, a suspect at a domestic assault took on 4 officers. They were able to video from 2 angles. However, they can be expensive, the bodycams can cost up to a $1,000 a piece. Currently the department is testing 2 better versions but their priority is squad cams as those all need to be upgraded. Another piece to the puzzle is the amount of server space the recordings take up. Nelson says you can eat up multiple terabytes of information. While there are several considerations, Nelson does say that he would welcome bodycams.
Chase results in rollover in Dundas
A Red Wing man is in custody after a police chase into Dundas becomes a rollover with injuries. According to the criminal complaint, a Minnesota State Trooper pulled over 23 year old Kyle James Barker on County road 1 outside of Dundas for speeding and a headlight out. As the Trooper approached the vehicle, Barker accelerated away. The Trooper gave chase. At Railway street, Barker’s vehicle turned into a business and rolled over. Barker and a woman were found on the ground outside the vehicle. The woman was injured and crying. Officers found a case of beer inside the vehicle with a can of beer outside. Both occupants smelled of alcohol. The woman was taken to Northfield Hospital with injuries to her elbow, neck and back. Barker is in Rice County jail charged with 2 felonies, fleeing a peace officer and operation of motor vehicle in a grossly negligent way. He’s also charged with driving after revocation and dwi. His license was revoked last April. If convicted of the most serious charge, he faces up to 3 years in prison.
Bridgewater and Dundas discuss ARD
The Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors will meet tonight with the Dundas City Council at 7:15 pm at the Bridgewater Town Hall. They’ll discuss how to fund the Dundas Planning Commission when acting as the planning and zoning authority for the Annexation Reserve District.
Council looks over preliminary budget tonight
The Northfield City Council meets tonight at 7 o’clock. On the consent agenda is the Second reading of the Pawnbroker and Precious Metals Dealers Ordinance as well as an ordinance Amending the City Code to allow Youth Members on Boards and Commissions with voting rights for one youth. On the regular agenda will be the 2015 preliminary budget and a 2014 budget amendment. Staff is also looking for policy direction on Park Fee Payment Process. The meeting will be streamed live online at kymnradio.net.
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Today’s news update – Legacy grant load on staff; The Tavern celebrates 30 years of “great food… at a fair price”; Library open house tonight; Upwards of 200 come out to congratulate Wayne Eddy
Once again a legacy park grant is available to Northfield and once again a decision must be made quickly – by September 26th. The idea is to purchase more land for the Cannon River regional park. Mayor pro tem Zweifel said council all agreed that the land was strategic but the work load may be too much for city staff particularly Public Works who is understaffed. Taking on putting together a grant may be more than they can handle. She asked that staff make the decision as to whether they want that extra work load. Council talked about having the item on this week’s agenda but it doesn’t appear to be listed.
The Tavern celebrates 30 years of “great food… at a fair price”
This month marks the 30-year anniversary of the Tavern of Northfield. The downtown
restaurant is best known for its “from-scratch” kitchen and the warm, charming, historic feel. Co-Owner Chuck Pryor said “It’s like coming home around the kitchen table,” He says when they opened the doors [back in 1984] there were three important goals: great food, served in a relaxed atmosphere, at a fair price. The Tavern continues this legacy today with its true scratch kitchen, fresh baked breads and desserts, homemade soups and sauces, and a dedication to the quality of its food and service,”. Starting out on a shoestring budget and 5 owners, Pryor said it took 5 years before they saw a paycheck and the ownership whittled down to 2. He co-owns the Tavern with Chris Basina, who also serves as the head chef at the Tavern as well as at the Ole Store Restaurant., Pryor also owns the Ole Store and The Grand Event Center. Vice President of Operations Deanna Cross has been with the Tavern and Ole Store collectively for 20 years now. She manages both restaurants and speaks highly of the Tavern team’s camaraderie. Tonight they will celebrate with a special event “Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry”. The Tavern will feature 3 local teen musicians in addition to donating 10 percent of their sales from 11 this morning to midnight. The teens will play from 6 to 9 tonight in the Tavern Lounge.
Library open house tonight
The Library will be holding an open house tonight. Councilor Zweifel encourages citizens to take a look at the concept design, talk with the architects and make a donation. She says they don’t have enough money to cover all the ideas they have and are holding a fundraiser. “So if you like what you see, let the Library Board know with a donation”. The open house is from 7 to 8:30. You’ll have a chance to meet the architects and see their concept.
Upwards of 200 come to congratulate Wayne Eddy
Upwards of 200 people came to celebrate Wayne Eddy’s 50 years of broadcasting Saturday night at The Grand. A cousin from as far away as Florida flew in, old friends and colleagues, listeners and those who have been interviewed by Wayne came to congratulate him. Through lots of pictures and stories, his first 50 years were told.
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On today’s 15 with the Author, Teri Knight talks with Matthew Gilbert, tv critic for the Boston Globe and author of “Off the Leash – a year at the dog park”. Gilbert went from a person who would wash their hands after accidental contact with dogs to a dog lover and shares the journey of meeting dog people who gather at a dog park and the relationships he builds with them and their dogs.
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Dusty Budd chats with local high school players and coaches as he wraps up the week in Raider sports. You can listen live to Raider Wrap every Saturday morning at 10am.
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Today’s news update – Two Faribault girls responsible for defacing grave markers; Northfield at the forefront of implementing Drug Court; Nfld Hospital expansion looking to the future
Two young girls from Faribault are responsible for vandalizing grave markers at Maple Lawn Cemetery. On Monday, Faribault police received a report of numerous markers being defaced with spray paint, some of them included a phone number. Detectives contacted the person listed, a young boy. He provided names of 2 girls he said he didn’t get along with. The parents of the 2 girls, ages 10 and 11, were cooperative and brought them to the police department where they admitted causing the damage. The case will go to the Rice County attorneys office for review.
Northfield at the forefront of implementing Drug Court
The Northfield Mayors Task Force on Youth alcohol and drug use was instrumental in getting Rice County to institute a Drug Court, according to Judge Tom Neuville. The impetus was the number of heroin deaths. HCI’s Zach Pruitt got a grant process going which helped provide the funding. Drug Court is not a new concept, Coordinator Yvette Marthaler says a 2013 study of drug courts in Minnesota proves it works. Recidivism dropped by 15% and participants are “much more socially engaged” meaning they work. Neuville says the goal is to spend the money on treatment that will enable offenders to create better lives for them and their families rather than jail. Many addicts commit property crimes to feed their addiction. There’s an eligibility criteria that must be met. Rice County won’t accept anyone unless they are high risk, high needs. They want people who have children and they must have a major addiction problem. Participants must also be looking at at least 6 months jail time. They have 2 people now going through the system, they’ve rejected 7 since drug court began in July. Neuville says the first thing is treatment. It’s a year and a half program that provides for treatment and high accountability. The full interview with Judge Neuville and Marthaler is posted online at kymnradio.net where they explain much more on the roots of Rice County Drug Court and exactly how it works.
Northfield Council received an update on Drug Court as it relates to Northfield. Mayor Pro Tem Zweifel explained that they are encouraging local businesses to donate services such as haircuts, oil changes and babysitting services. The Northfield police department has been supportive of the program, not all law enforcement is.
Nfld Hospital expansion looks to the future
The new 9,000 square foot expansion of the Northfield Hospital will include an endoscopy center that will allow for more efficiency and an opportunity to add an operating room if need be. President and CEO Steve Underdahl says as surgery techniques and protocols have changed, people are now coming in early in the morning and going into surgery right away. This expansion will provide for a better waiting space within the surgery area, a place for doctor/patient consults and post anesthesia care. It will be much more user friendly for doctors and patients. Work will start in November.
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Listen Fridays at 9:00am (replayed on Saturday at 12:00 Noon) to Paula Granquist on ArtZany! – Radio for the Imagination
Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes visual artist Stephanie Henriksen.
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Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes visual artist Stephanie Henriksen. Her new gallery show Stephanie Henriksen Retrospective opens this week at the Northfield Arts Guild. The show features paintings, drawings, and three dimensional pieces throughout the course of her career.
Stephanie Henriksen Retrospective
Northfield Arts Guild Gallery
304 Division Street South, Northfield, MN
Dates: September 12 – October 4, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Northfield Arts Guild Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm
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Today’s news update – Tobacco ordinance will create level playing field; Northfield man going to rehab after guns for meth trade; Former Mpls Mayor to speak at Carleton; KYMN’s Jeff Johnson honored
The Mayors Task Force on Youth Alcohol and drug use presented their findings of a possible tobacco and drug paraphernalia ordinance to the Northfield City Council. Right now Downtown Tobacco has different criteria for operating their business than Tobacco Field on Hwy 3 does. Police Chief Monte Nelson said Downtown Tobacco asked for their special conditions, of which there are 10, to be dropped. Task Force rep Kathy Cooper said first there needs to be a distinction between a tobacco “shop” and a tobacco” retailer”. A retailer would be a gas station or grocery store while a shop strictly deals with tobacco products. Their recommendation for the shops is to weave conditions 1 – 9 into ordinance. This would create a level playing field for both shops. Mayor Pro tem Zweifel said council is interested in rolling them into an ordinance. The 10th condition specifically speaks to drug paraphernalia. During the discussions with the Task Force it was determined that tobacco and paraphernalia ordinances should be separate. The conditions are listed on the City’s website under City Council agenda for Sept. 9th. This will come back to council after City Attorney Chris Hood puts the finishing touches on the tobacco ordinance. Tobacco licenses are renewed each November.
Northfield man going to rehab after guns for meth trade
A Northfield man was sentenced yesterday in connection with a guns for meth trade. 20 year old Kalvin Allen Burwell was charged last April with theft, possession of a gun by a felon and possession of methamphetamine. All felonies. He pled guilty to the gun charge in August, the other 2 charges were dismissed. Burwell will spend 13 months at the in-patient treatment facility Minnesota Adult/Teen Challenge. Judge Neuville also gave him 60 months in prison stayed up to 5 years on the condition he complete the rehab program and stay clean. Burwell was stealing guns from an apartment in Greenvale, where he lived and trading them for meth.
Former Mpls Mayor to speak at Carleton
Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak will be the featured speaker at Carleton College’s annual all-college assembly celebrating the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year. Opening Convocation will be held Monday, September 15 at 3 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. This event is free and open to the public. Convocation will also be streamed live and can be viewed online at go.carleton.edu/convo/.
Library open house
Library staff invites the community to take a peek at the plans for the Library improvement project on Monday night at 7 o’clock. You’ll have an opportunity to talk with the architects and see their design for “building tomorrow’s library”.
KYMN’s Jeff Johnson honored
Congratulations to KYMN’s Jeff Johnson. He was honored by the Region 1AA State High School League for his decades of media support for the program. The annual meeting was held at the Hubble House in Mantorville where several others were honored including 2002 Northfield HIgh School graduate Mark Setterstrom who went on to start for the Gophers and then play for the St. Louis Rams until he was injured. He was given the alumni award. Pictured Tom Graupmann on the left
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In honor of Wayne’s 50th Anniversary in broadcasting, this weeks Wayne Eddy Affair will feature Wayne as the guest, being interviewed by Jeff Johnson. All are invited to the open house KYMN is throwing for Wayne on Saturday, September 13, 7:00pm at The Grand Event Center in Northfield
Show 1, Monday 9/8/14 Wayne’s involvement in the Defeat of Jesse James Days wayneeddy090814
Show 2, Tuesday 9/9/14 Wayne from birth to middle school, Hour 1 wayneeddy090914
Hour 2 wayneeddy0909142
Show 3, Wednesday 9/10/14 The high school years wayneeddy091014
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.
Today’s news update – Councilors express frustration over non-budget talk; Melchert-Dinkel still guilty; Nfld Hosp & Clinics expands
The Northfield City Council met for a work session last night. They received budget reports from several different City departments. Councilor Ludescher expressed frustration with Staff that the conversation was more on achievements and initiatives than anything about the actual budget. Acting Mayor Pro Tem Zweifel added that council wanted to discuss items but they were talked at and didn’t have the time. She said City Administrator Haggenmiller sensed the frustration and suggested another work session. She added that the new Granicus software applications for council agendas did not have the powerpoint presentations loaded, therefore the first time they were seeing them was at the meeting. (I would add that that’s frustrating for those watching as well). The meeting and Erica’s interview are archived online at kymnradio.net.
Melchert-Dinkel still guilty
The Minnesota Supreme Court found in the case of the former Faribault nurse convicted of assisting suicide that the words “encourage” and “aid” suicide were covered under the First Amendment, however, they remanded the case of Melchert-Dinkel BACK to Rice County district court. They had taken out the words “aid” and “encourage” but left “assisted”. Rice County Attorney Paul Beaumaster said that Judge Neuville then applied the finding of assisting suicide to the case and found Melchert-Dinkel STILL guilty. Beaumaster says Melchert-Dinkel could appeal but the constitutionality would likely stand. He will be re-sentenced in mid-October. The original sentence was for 365 days in jail to be applied over 10 years. The suicides took place in 2005 and 2008. Beaumaster says what needs to be remembered is the sufferings of the families. This is a precedent setting case.
Nfld Hosp & Clinics expands
Northfield Hospital and Clinics has been planning how to expand their campus without breaking the bank. President and CEO Steve Underdahl said there are 3 projects. A new MRI and a 9,000 square foot expansion to their surgery area. The third is remodeling in their clinic that will add more exam rooms. The MRI technology has really grown exponentially over the last decade. They’ll swap out where the current MRI is but the room must be reconfigured. He said what people don’t understand is how extremely powerful the magnets are. That energy needs to be contained. Underdahl says there’s a fair amount of engineering involved in setting it up. The new MRI should be complete this Fall.
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CALL TO ORDER
Councilmembers: DeLong, Ludescher, Nakasian, Peterson White, Pownell, Zweifel
Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Drug & Alcohol Use discussion regarding Tobacco and Paraphernalia Ordinances.
Nfld2011 – drug para draft ord (incorporating Hood mark-up) 101411
2. 14-106 Update on Rice County Drug Court
Attachments: Drug Ct July 2014 – PwrPt – PDF
Budget Presentations- Mayor/Council, Admin, City Clerk, Elections,
Human Resources, Finance, Motor Vehicle, Liquor
Attachments: Council Admin Clerk Elections HR Budget Presentation
4. 14-108 Discuss the Proposed 2015 NAFRS Budget.
Attachments: FIRE JPA 2015 Budget Info
5. 14-109 Update on Police Facility Budget and Capital Project Fund
Safety Center Budget
Police Dept Update – 090314
6. 14-110 2015 Legacy Park Grant – Regional Park Discussion Area Site Plan – there’s about 30 seconds of video on the legacy grant at the very end of the above video – the recordings stop after 3 hours
NFLD Parks & Open Space
part 2 legacy park grant
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Today’s news update – Dundas sets 3% preliminary levy; Nfld Chief says good weather brought good behavior for DJJD; Reserves an integral part of the Celebration; Council work session
The Dundas City Council met last night to discuss their capital improvement plan and set their preliminary levy for 2015. City Administrator John McCarthy said the Council approved a 3% levy although they considered a 2% levy. But there may be some changes in the valuation of certain properties so they felt they should hedge their bets for the moment. That number can always come down. McCarthy’s interview is online at kymnradio.net.
Nfld Chief says good weather brought good behavior for DJJD
By all accounts this year’s Defeat of Jesse James Days Celebration was a success. Including the perspective of the Northfield police department. Good weather brought good behavior, for the most part. Police Chief Monte Nelson says dry temperate weather equals good behavior. Nelson said Friday night was pretty quiet. Saturday night was certainly busier but still, relatively few problems. A minor scuffle and a couple of related medicals that had to do with overindulging. The department had a TZD grant for increased dui enforcement. Nelson said they had 5 dui’s but that was not more than normal with the size event DJJD is. He’ll have more information on the number of people who used a Smart Ride home within a week or so. During the parade yesterday, one child was lost but by the time they had the information to distribute, the little girl was found. Nelson added that every year a couple of kids get lost for a little while and there are a couple of minor thefts. There were a few minor traffic accidents as well but nothing out of the ordinary and nothing real serious.
Reserves an integral part of the Celebration
Nelson says the 27 reserves were an integral part of DJJD. He said they owed the Reserves a big thank you as they were everywhere. They also had help from three young men from the State Patrol Explorer Post, reserves from Dakota County as well as the Allina Communications truck. Sgt. Scott Johnson was the contact for the Committee this year. Nelson said Scott worked hard to get the logistics done and parking signs up. Nelson said there’s a sigh of relief after it’s all done and then they look forward to next year!
Council work session
The Northfield City Council meets for a work session at 7 this evening. They’ll discuss tobacco and paraphernalia ordinances and hear an update on Rice County drug court. They’ll also be receiving budget reports from several different City departments. The meeting will be streamed live online at kymnradio.net.
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Centenarian Della Lundquist continues her tradition of joining Wayne around her birthday. This time, in her sixth appearance on the show, she is looking forward to her upcoming 103rd birthday on September 5th!
Show from August 29, 2014 wayneedddy083014
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Announcing Vacancies On City Advisory Boards And Commissions
The City of Northfield is seeking applicants to fill volunteer positions on several City advisory boards and commissions. There are currently vacancies on the following boards and commissions:
Arts & Culture Commission
Economic Development Authority
Heritage Preservation Commission
Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Human Rights Commission
Park & Recreation Advisory Board
Rental Housing Board of Appeals
Please visit the City of Northfield’s website for an application and additional information about City boards and commissions.
The application review process will begin immediately. Applications may be turned in throughout the year, however those wanting to be considered for the immediate openings should submit applications no later than Friday, September 26, 2014. Additional information and applications may be obtained in the Administration Office, City Hall, 801 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057, via e-mail at Deb.Little@ci.northfield.mn.us
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