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City of Northfield Youth Leadership Academy - Apply Now!

City of Northfield

Youth Leadership Academy

June 22 – 25, 2015

The City of Northfield and Mayor’s Youth Council invite local high school students to apply.

Up to five students will be selected.

 

What: A week-long career exploration program for local high school students interested in gaining exposure to municipal careers, including local government and public service.


Mayor's Youth Council hosts community garage sale this weekend!

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The Mayor’s Youth Council is hosting a community garage sale this Friday and Saturday.  There are hundreds of items for sale!  The sale is part of the Northfield Shares “Goods for Good” community garage sale initiative.

WHEN:  

  • FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 — 3:30-6:00 p.m.
  • SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2015 — 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Northfield Maintenance Facility (1710 Riverview Drive, behind Perkins Restaurant and across from the new police station)

WHY? All proceeds will go to the Northfield YouthBank, which provides grants to youth-run projects. All funds raised at the sale will be matched — dollar-for-dollar — by the Youthprise Foundation.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (April 27, 2015)

The regular meeting of the Northfield School Board was held on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 7 pm, in the high school media center. Highlights of the meeting included approval of changes to the Transformational Technology program, including a new school iPad lease. 


2016 Woodley St Reconstruction Project blog launches; online survey open now through May 13

Woodley St. Project Questionnaire Online

I'm managing the online citizen engagement blog for the 2016 Woodley St. Reconstruction Project. There have been two community/neighborhood meetings thus far, with more scheduled in the next few weeks. I've posted meeting photos with the Powerpoint presentations on the blog. The City has created an online questionnaire that's open now through May 13. They're seeking comments from all Northfield residents, in particular regarding:

  1. Sidewalks: 1 side or both sides?
  2. Bike lanes: 1 side or both sides?
  3. Parking: 1 side or both sides?
  4. Trees: Tree Removal

Update: River Walk Gazebo Removal May 5, 2015

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The River Walk Gazebo located to the west of the Archer House is scheduled for removal the morning of May 5, 2015.  The City’s Building Official has deemed the structure unsafe for occupancy. 

Reconstruction of the gazebo is tentatively scheduled for 2015, so please excuse any inconvenience during this time.

Further inquiries may be directed to Jasper Kruggel at 507-645-3027 or jasper.kruggel@ci.northfield.mn.us.


Enterprise Park Reclamation

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Segments of Riverview Drive and Cannon Road will be closed to thru traffic for the 2015 Enterprise Park Reclamation Project.  Parameters for the Enterprise Park Reclamation Project include Riverview Drive from Cannon Road to its south terminus, and Cannon Road from Riverview Drive to the south city limits.  Crews will begin work on Monday April 27, 2015.

During this construction project, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the construction area.

The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of May.      

Crane Creek Asphalt of Faribault, MN is the prime contractor for the $336,000 project.

The City of Northfield urges motorists to always drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.


Second Street Reconstruction

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Segments of Second Street, Poplar Street and Plum Street will be closed to thru traffic as Phase I of the Second Street Reconstruction Project gets underway.  Parameters of the entire Second Street Reconstruction Project include Second Street from Spring Street to Madison Street, and Poplar Street, Plum Street and Orchard Street from Second Street to Third Street.  Crews will begin work on Phase I of the project which includes Second Street from Spring Street to Linden Street, and both Poplar and Plum Streets from Second Street to Third Street on Monday April 27, 2015.

During this construction project, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes around the construction area.

Phase I of the project is expected to be completed by mid-May.      

Ryan Contracting of Elko, MN is the prime contractor for the $2 million project.


VIDEO: Northfield School Board Meeting (April 13, 2015)

The regular meeting of the Northfield School Board was held on Monday, April 13, at 7:00 pm, in the high school media center. A full packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:


Skateboard Park Bid Opening

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On the morning of April 14, 2015, the City Engineer opened bids on the construction of a Skateboard Park in Old Memorial Field.  There were three bids received and the lowest apparent bidder was Wally Hollyday Skateparks with a bid of $153,879.00.  The estimate from Pillar Design Studios, the designer, was $162,816.43.  City Council will be requested to accept the bids and award the contract at the April 21, 2015 Council Meeting.  Anticipated construction start date is yet to be determined; however, it is planned for completion this summer.

For additional information contact Brian Erickson, Assistant City Engineer at 507-645-3037

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If you see something or hear something, then say something: Anonymous tip line available in Rice County

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The Mayor's Task Force on Youth Alcohol and Drug Use, in partnership with the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, the Rice County Chemical Health Coalition, Northfield Police and Faribault Police, would like to get the word out to Northfield community members about the TIP411 program in Rice County. Often community members don’t want to report illegal or risky activity for fear of getting involved. Through the TIP411 program, law enforcement agencies across Rice County can accept 100% anonymous crime tips via cell phone text messages. Our hope is that this resource will allow community members to reach out for help when they feel that their safety is threatened, or when they are concerned for their family, friends and neighbors.


New Short Video! Celebrate Earth Day on April 18, 2015

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Streets & Parks Supervisor T.J. Heinricy talks about our upcoming community Earth Day celebration in this short video:

 

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Public-Works-7#player


New Video! Minute with the Mayor

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Mayor Dana Graham talks about Meadows Park and community gardens in this short video.

 

https://mn-northfield.civicplus.com/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


"For the Love of Cities”: An Invitation to Participate in Two Events About Cities and their Future

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The Northfield Arts and Culture Commission will sponsor two events in April surrounding the book “For the Love of Cities: the Love Affair between People and their Places” by Peter Kageyama.  On April 16 there will be a book discussion from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m. at Carleton College Great Hall, located in Severance Hall.  Philip Spensley of the ACC will facilitate the discussion.   Books can be ordered at Content Bookstore, 314 Division St. in downtown Northfield or requested at the Northfield Public Library.


Northfield Compost Site 2015

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It’s time to think Spring! 

T. J. Heinricy, Streets & Parks Supervisor, talks about the opening of our compost site on April 7 in this new short video.

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Public-Works-7


New Short Video! Minute with the Mayor

Mayor Dana Graham talks about Northfield's Beyond The Yellow Ribbon iniative in this short video. 

http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/MediaCenter.aspx?CID=Minute-with-the-Mayor-13


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