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Submitted by Rob Hardy on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:28am
Mayor Graham, members of the City Council, City Administrator Tim Madigan, Police Chief Monte Nelson and the entire staff at the Northfield Police Department welcome the public to conduct business at our new Police Department located at 1615 Riverview Drive, Northfield.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:28am
An email update from Rep. David Bly.
A State of Emergency has been declared in Rice and Le Sueur counties due to significant damage from flooding, making a wide range of state resources available to support our communities.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:48pm
Mayor Graham’s Press Conference
June 19, 2014 1630
The City of Northfield has staffed an Emergency Operations Center. City staff and existing agencies are working together to mitigate threats to the City and manage assets. EOC staff is working closely with Rice County, City of Faribault, and other entities to make sure that we have the resources we need to continue to effectively manage this event. The EOC will be staffed as needed for the duration of the event. Additional resources will be brought in if the situation warrants it.
Chief Monte Nelson, NPD, is the acting incident commander. He is supported by staff from Northfield Emergency Management, Northfield Public Works, Northfield Public Safety Agencies, Northfield Hospital and Clinics EMS and city staff.
Submitted by Corey Butler on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:26am
Mayor Graham’s Press Conference
June 19, 2014 8:30 a.m.
1. Current conditions: Northfield has received 1.25” of rain since last night. Faribault received more, around the 2” range, not exactly sure.
Straight River showing a slight decrease in Owatonna and Faribault.
Cannon River at County 29 in Northfield shows a slight increase.
The visual gauge at the Safety Center was at 4 feet 6 inches last night at 8p increasing to 4 feet 8 inches as of 7a today.
3. City of Northfield will stay in the incident command structure for the next 12 hours.
4. We will continue to monitor Owatonna, Faribault, Dakota County and other local sources.
5. The media will be notified of any changes throughout the day.
Submitted by Corey Butler on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:22am
The City of Northfield is making a change to its Facebook social media presence. Currently, Recreation, Public Works, Library, and DMV have separate Facebook pages. Soon, all departments will have access to the City of Northfield “main” page.
The main page will allow for more content to be provided by Administration, Communications, Community Development, Finance, Human Resources, Police, and Public Works/Engineering. Library and Recreation will continue to have their own Facebook pages.
The City website www.ci.northfield.mn.us drives city social media content. If a member of the community has an immediate issue, contact the appropriate department by telephone, email, or raise an issue by contacting the appropriate department from the city website.
Submitted by Michelle Mahowald on Wed, 06/18/2014 - 9:35am
June 18, 2014
Northfield City Council selects finalists for city administrator position
On June 17, 2014, the Northfield City Council selected five finalists for the position of city administrator. Listed below are the finalists along with a brief summary of their employment history and education:
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:13am
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., in the high school media center. A full packed for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:
Submitted by Michelle Mahowald on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:22pm
June 4, 2014
Northfield City Council invites input on City Administrator search process
On July 9th and 10th the Northfield City Council will interview candidates for the position of City Administrator. The City Council values public input and is therefore making opportunities available for public involvement in the process.
The City Council will be holding a meet and greet event on July 9th from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. This will be an opportunity for members of the public to visit with the final candidates and get to know them a bit. Interested persons are invited to stop by anytime during the event.
Submitted by Zach Pruitt on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:56am
Five high school students will be selected for this week-long program. Students will meet with city leaders, shadow different city departments, and learn about potential careers in municipal government. This is a great career exploration and resume building experience! For more information and the application, CLICK HERE. Applications should be submitted before June 10!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by Michelle Mahowald on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:59pm
The City of Northfield has a new video to share:
Judy Code, Volunteer Master Gardner, and TJ Heinricy, Streets and Parks Supervisor, highlight our Northfield downtown beautification project.
A wonderful project for the entire Northfield community! This video will be added to the City of Northfield website's Media Center.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:34am
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 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:
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:45pm
The filing period for candidates for City and County elected offices opened on Tuesday, May 20, and will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3. City offices up for election in November 2014 are:
- Council member, Ward 1 (position currently held by Suzie Nakasian)
- Council member, Ward 4 (position currently held by Jessica Peterson White)
- Council member, at-large (position currently held by Rhonda Pownell)
Potential candidates can find out more about filing for these positions here.
Submitted by Rob Hardy on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:44am
The Northfield School Board held its regular meeting on Monday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the high school media center. A complete packet for the meeting can be found here. Highlights of the meeting included:
Submitted by Griff J Wigley on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:24am
The third of three public open houses/community sessions to engage the public in creating a master planning update for Northfield’s Bridge Square is now scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Training of Northfield City Hall.
As for the previous two sessions, project consultant John Slack will be presenting. There will be ample time for questions and discussion.
See the Northfield Citizen Engagement blog for the Bridge Square project, including the Oct 23rd open house summary and the Dec. 9th open house summary.
Submitted by Jane B McWilliams on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 9:01am
As the program was gearing up last fall, several people in Rice County volunteered to become trained certified Navigators to help people through the process of enrolling in MNsure, the Minnesota version of the Affordable Care Act. Northfielder Joan Janusz is one of those volunteers and is providing this report on the work done in Rice County. She also explains how continuing enrollment is available to certain people between the March 31 end of the previous enrollment period and the next period in November