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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


PRESS RELEASE: Storm Damange Update

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

 

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE

Disaster Cleanup  

September 21, 2018


PRESS RELEASE: September 20, 2018 Storm Damage

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September 20, 2018

Northfield MN -  The City of Northfield crews are cleaning up debris after this evening's storm.  

Call (507) 645-3045 for non-emergency issues.

Your safety is our concern.  For everyone's safety and so first responders can do their job, we are asking the public please do not travel to storm damaged areas.  Only call 911 if it is an emergency so that the line may remain open for those in need.  Law enforcement and emergency responders are out assisting as needed.

Power outages are reported.

No injuries.

We will continue to keep you updated as we assess the damages.

Thank you


PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Rising River Levels - Flood Prone Property Preparedness

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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 received significant rainfall in the previous 24 hours, and water levels in the Cannon River have been rising fairly quickly.  At this time, no precipitation is expected through the weekend.
 
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 896.5’ – 897.5’ on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The river level is expected to slowly fall after that time.

Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction, Washington Street Mill and Overlay, and Various Parking Lot Rehabilitations

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For Immediate Release:
 
Construction crews will begin Stage 3 of the Division Street and Seventh Street Reconstruction,
Washington Street Mill and Overlay and Various Parking Lot Rehabilitations on Monday September 10, 2018.  Stage 3 includes Washington Street from Second Street to Woodley Street, the Fifth and Washington Street parking lot, the Grand Event Center parking lot, and the Third Street parking lot. (See attached map)
 
Construction of Stage 3 will be broken down into four phases:
 
Phase 1
Phase 1 will include Washington Street from Fifth Street to Seventh Street, and the Fifth Street
and Washington Street parking lot. This area will be closed to thru traffic beginning on Monday

New Video! Update on Fire At Wastewater Treatment Plant

July 18, 2018 - Mayor Pownell introduces Public Works Director and City Engineer Bennett’s presentation delivered to the public at the July 17 City Council meeting.  It's an update after a fire in the biosolids building at the City of Northfield Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2GelTtT7C0&feature=youtu.be


New Video! Update on Issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant

July 11, 2018 - Mayor Pownell introduces Public Works Director and City Engineer David Bennett’s presentation about issues at our wastewater treatment plant.

 

https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=831


New Video! Mayor Pownell on Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Follow this link to viiew Northfield Mayor Pownell on Wastewater Treatment Plant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc4Tiq-F8XE


Seeking Election Judges for City of Northfield

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For Immediate Release

Friday, July 6, 2018

Contact: Deb Little, City Clerk

(507) 645-3001

Deb.Little@ci.northfield.mn.us 

The City of Northfield is seeking interested individuals to serve as election judges for the Primary Election on August 14, 2018 and the General Election on November 6, 2018. Election judges administer election procedures in polling places and ensure that voters' rights are protected and respected on Election Day. Election judges receive pay for their services, unless they choose to serve as volunteers. By law, employers must give election judges time off from work to serve. In addition to serving on Election Day, judges must complete required training that will be approximately two hours in length. Election judges may serve all day (approximately 6 am – close) or a half day shift (6am – 2 pm or 2 pm – close).


City of Northfield Ending Advisory Warning Effective Immediately

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 6, 2018

Contact:    David Bennett
City Public Works Director
(507) 645-3006
 
david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us

Northfield-12:00 p.m. Effective immediately, the City of Northfield is ending the advisory warning to the public to consider avoiding direct contact with the water on the Cannon River downstream of Northfield in Dakota County and Goodhue County as a result of a discharge of wastewater from the Northfield Wastewater Treatment Plant on the early morning of Tuesday, July 2, 2018. 

Water quality test samples collected Wednesday, July 4 and again Thursday, July 5 show bacteria levels have decreased below recreational water quality levels. 

For more information, contact City Public Work Director Dave Bennett at 507-645-3006 or david.bennett@ci.northfield.mn.us

 


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