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PRESS RELEASE - Washington Street Mill and Overlay

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June 11, 2019

Northfield - Pavement milling crews will be on-site starting Wednesday June 12, 2019 to begin the pavement milling operations on Washington Street from Woodley Street to Second Street. Parking will not be allowed on the project corridor during the milling operations. The project area will be open to thru traffic during the work, but motorist can expect delays during the milling operations. Motorist are encouraged to use alternative routes during the milling operations.

 

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.

For additional information, contact Engineering Manager Sean Simonson at 507-645-3049


PRESS RELEASE - CITY OF NORTHFIELD SEEKS YOUR INPUT ON RECYCLING AWARENESS IN CONJUNCTION WITH DICK’S SANITATION (DSI) OFFERING MORE SERVICE OPTIONS VIA POLCO ONLINE PLATFORM RESIDENTS CAN GIVE INPUT VIA APP, WEBSITE, OR PAPER

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Contact:    Michelle Mahowald
Communications & Human Resources Director
(507) 645-3012
 michelle.mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us  

Northfield- The City is asking for the public to participate in three short survey questions related to recycling awareness using POLCO, a public engagement platform.  In April, the City, in partnership with Dick’s Sanitation (DSI), announced changes to solid waste services.  Follow this link to the City’s garbage and recycling webpage for details:  https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/451/Solid-Waste-GarbageRecycling.

 


PRESS RELEASE - Spring Creek Road Reconstruction Project

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May 3, 2019 Northfield MN 

For Immediate Release:

Spring Creek Road Reconstruction Project

Spring Creek Road will be closed to thru traffic starting Tuesday May 7, 2019 as Stage 1 of the Spring Creek Road Reconstruction Project gets underway.  Stage 1 includes Spring Creek Road from Superior Drive to Huron Court.

During construction of Stage 1, a detour will be posted utilizing Woodley Street, TH 246, and 110th Street East detouring traffic around the work area.  Follow this link to a map and for more information: https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/7685/Press-Release_1_

Stage 1 of the project is expected to be completed by late August.   

BCM Construction Inc.  of Faribault, MN is the prime contractor for the $1.12 million project. 


PRESS RELEASE: City of Northfield Announces Changes to Sanitation Services

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New trash and recycling cart size options are available and weekly yard waste
pickup service debuts

 

NORTHFIELD, MINN. (April 11, 2019) – The City of Northfield, as part of its refuse hauling partnership with Dick’s Sanitation (DSI), is pleased to announce changes to solid waste services. Effective April 1, 2019, Northfield residents may opt for a smaller trash cart. Pricing for the various cart options is as follows:

 

·         New 20-gallon cart: $11.10/month

·         35-gallon cart: $12.30/month

·         64-gallon cart: $16.70/month

·         96-gallon cart: $21.40/month
 


PRESS RELEASE - New POLCO Survey - City Seeks Input on Snow Removal After Record Year of Snow

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 1, 2019

Contact:    Michelle Mahowald
Communications & Human Resources Director
(507) 645-3012
michelle.mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us   

Northfield-The City is asking for public input about snow removal in the city after a record year of snow using Polco, a public engagement platform.

 

Residents can participate on Polco by downloading the Polco app for Android or iOS, or visiting the City’s web page on Polco at https://polco.us/groups/city/northfield-mn.  QR codes on our fliers allow easy access to the Polco website. Residents’ individual information is never shared and cannot be accessed by the City.

 


Legislators to meet with ISAIAH

ISAIAH Faith leaders in Northfield have invited Rep. Todd Lippert (DFL) and Sen. Rich Draheim (R) to a community forum Sunday, April 7, 2:30-4:00 p.m. at Church of St. Dominic, 104 Linden St. N.,  Northfield, MN.

The meeting will provide a forum for an exchange of ideas between residents of Minnesota District 20 and their state legislators. The focus will be on how to create a caring economy where every Minnesotan family - no matter what they look like, where they come from or how much money they have - can thrive in a robust multi-racial democracy that recognizes the dignity of every person.  Topics to be covered include:

Paid Family and Medical Leave
Freedom to Drive: Driver's Licenses for All
Protecting and Expanding MinnesotaCareMoving Minnesota to 100% Clean Energy.


Watch It Now: Mayor Pownell's State of the City Address

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The State of the City Address was held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Carleton College Weitz Center in the magnificent Kracum Performance Hall.

Follow this link to watch the Event https://youtu.be/Izy4eyEJqDc


Accessory Dwelling Unit Open House

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For Immediate Release

Friday, March 8, 2019

 

Contact:         

Mitzi Baker

Community Development Director

(507) 645-3005 

Mitzi.Baker@ci.northfield.mn.us

 

 

Northfield- The City of Northfieldwill host an open house  between 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at City Hall.  This is an opportunity for community members to learn about or discuss City policies related accessory dwelling units.

 

This is an open house format with no formal presentation.   City staff will be available from 4:00-6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall,  801 Washington Street.

 

 

 

 

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City Council Approves Settlement Offer to Waterford Township

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Northfield MN - Last Tuesday evening, the Northfield City Council met in a closed session with the City’s attorney regarding the pending litigation between Waterford Township and the City related to a 1980 Annexation Agreement.


City of Northfield Launching POLCO: A New Public Engagement Platform Diversifying Engagement Through Technology

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Northfield-The City of Northfield is excited to announce the launch of Polco, an innovative engagement platform where residents can directly provide input to the local government decision-making process.  By using Polco, the City is making public participation easier for residents by meeting them where they are.  Officials will post questions directly to residents on Polco’s app and website, where residents answer and comment on questions.

 

The City of Northfield will soon be asking residents to rate aspects of the community.  Specifically, the City wants to know what residents think about Northfield as a place to live, raise children, work, play, retire and visit. 

 

According to City Administrator Ben Martig, “Polco is endorsed by the City’s strategic plan consultant Craig Rapp, and has a reputation for providing significant data on important community issues.”

 


Division Street Sidewalk/Parking Stall Closure

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December 28, 2018

 

For Immediate Release:

 


City of Northfield Announces Vacancy on Charter Commission

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For Immediate Release

Monday, December 17, 2018

 

 


City of Northfield Declares Snow Emergency

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Date:   December 1, 2018

 

SUBJECT: Snow Emergency

 

Date Snow Emergency is declared: 12/01/2018

Date residential streets will be plowed: 12/01/2018 & 12/02/2018

Date all downtown parking lots except 5th & Washington Street are closed: 12/02/2018


City of Northfield Reflects After Election

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Northfield-Last evening’s election resulted in the voters not passing the special city referendums in Dundas and Northfield.  There were many voters on both sides of the issue in both communities: 4,358 (44.56%) yes and 5,421 (55.44%) no in Northfield and 372 (48.95%) yes and 388 (51.05%) no in Dundas.


PRESS RELEASE - Update on Storm Debris Pick Up - The Compost Site on Armstrong Road Will Return to Normal Hours On Saturday, October 13, 2018

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Contact:    Tim Behrendt
Streets & Parks Manager
(507) 645-3027
 tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us

Northfield¾The Compost Site located at 1801 Armstrong Road will return to normal hours, Saturday, October 13, 2018.  The hours are as follows,  

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 2:00PM- 7:00PM (or sunset)
Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM (or sunset)
Sunday 12:00PM- 5:00PM (or sunset)

 

Storm damage debris pick up is complete.  Crews are out removing boulevard tree stumps, damaged boulevard trees and trimming broken boulevard tree branches.  This will continue for the next couple of weeks.

 

For more information, contact City Streets & Parks Manager Tim Behrendt at 507-645-3027 or tim.behrendt@ci.northfield.mn.us .

 


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