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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 .

 


PRESS RELEASE - Update Rising River Levels - Flood Prone Property Preparedness

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Northfield, MN - City Staff have been working with the National Weather Service (NWS) to evaluate the rainfall amounts and corresponding effect on river levels in the area.  Areas to the south of Northfield in the Straight and Cannon River watershed areas have received consistent rainfall in the previous 48 hours, and water levels in the Cannon River are expected to rise as the rains continue.  Rainfall is expected to continue over the next 48 hours.

 

NWS professionals have created the attached graph depicting potential rainfall and resulting possible Cannon River levels in Northfield.  NWS is still predicting the Cannon River to peak at approximately 898’ on Thursday, October 11, 2018.  The river level is expected to slowly fall after that time.  In Northfield, 897’ is considered flood stage.  If the river reaches that level, some Northfield properties and park areas along the river would be directly affected. 

 


PRESS RELEASE: The Compost Site on Armstrong Road Will Re-open on Thursday, October 4, 2018

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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

 

Northfield- The Compost Site located at 1801 Armstrong Road will re-open tomorrow, Thursday, October 4, 2018.  The rodeo grounds (700 Hwy 3), an alternate compost site since the September storm, will be closed Thursday (October 4, 2018). 

 

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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PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Disaster Response and Cleanup

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Compost/Debris Drop Off Open Weekdays and Weekends 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Due to the volume of trees being disposed of at the City Compost Site, the Site is full and now closed. The City opened Babcock Park Rodeo Grounds 700 Hwy. 3 South (by the Dog Park, north of Culvers) as the City drop off for tree debris, leaves, and grass clippings.  Follow this link to the full press release with map.  https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/7029/Compost-Site---PressRelease-1---092818

Check the City of Northfield website for updates https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/. Please contact Public Works at 507-645-3045 between 7 A.M and 4 P.M. with any questions or leave a message after hours.


PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Property Damage Assessment

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NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

PRESS RELEASE – UPDATE

September 26, 2018

Property Damage Assessment

This week, the City will perform an initial assessment of private property structural damage in Northfield, specifically, damage to homes.  The assessment will only include location and general category of damage, not specific dollar values of the damage.

In order to perform the assessment efficiently, the City will use two methods of reporting.


PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Requests for Assistance and Volunteering

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NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

September 26, 2018

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Requests for Assistance and Volunteering

The amount of tree damage across the City is extensive and there may still be many property owners still working to clear trees on their property.  Northfield Shares and Rice County have many resources available to all county and city residents regardless of income or status.

The individuals and groups offering assistance are eager to help; please do not hesitate to request assistance.  Also, please check with neighbors and reach out to those you know to make sure storm recovery needs are being addressed.

Northfield Shares


PRESS RELEASE: Storm Damage and Community Cleanup Update

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 NORTHFIELD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT David E. Bennett, Public Works Director

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Disaster Cleanup  

September 23, 2018

Dear Members of the Northfield Community,

Due to the volume of trees being disposed at the City Compost Site, the City will open Babcock Park Rodeo Grounds 700 Hwy. 3 South (by the Dog Park, north of Culvers) on Tuesday, September 25 at 8:00 a.m.

The City is currently focusing its effort in the southeast portion of the City where the most damage occurred.  Click this link to see the progress of clearing trees.  The map will be updated daily.  https://bit.ly/2xFCVcW

Organized Cleanup from Private Property


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