Council will review the City Administrator’s job performance in a closed session
The Northfield city council will test a video-conferencing system before their meetings so that Councilor Nakasian who is currently in London can still participate in city business. They’ll meet in a closed session at 6 tonight to review City Administrator, Tim Madigan’s job performance. They will then meet with the Hospital Board as part of the council’s work session to discuss the Ad Hoc Finance study group’s proposal to form a Hospital Task Force that would explore ways for the city to receive revenue from the city owned Northfield Hospital and Clinics. Council had asked that the Hospital Board put together an educational presentation for council to better understand the workings of the hospital. Similarly, the Hospital board has asked the City Council put together more information about the city’s financial challenges and constraints. Council will also be asked to discuss the possible purchase of land for the EMS Station project The meeting will be streamed live online at kymnradio.net.
A new compost option opens up today
It’s not just yardwaste anymore, Northfield rolls out their new Organic Composting program today. Street and Parks Supervisor, TJ Heinricy says the new program accepts all food scraps, non-recyclable paper products such as pizza boxes, food containers, paper milk and juice cartons and much more. Animal products are never put into home composters as the temperature doesn’t get hot enough to kill the bacteria, however, you will be able to take them to the Northfield site. The actual composting will take place at a facility in Empire. These food scrap recyclables won’t be picked up at your home, they MUST be taken out to the compost site. When transporting your scraps to the site, Heinricy says use a brown paper bag, your own bucket or a recycling bag that’s available at Just Food Coop. The site in Empire is able to heat the compost bags high enough and fast enough to degrade them quickly. Elk River and Duluth are already involved in the program. For more information go to the city’s website ci.northfield.mn.us, click on Services, Outside your home and then yardwaste. OR just click on the link!
Webster Harvest Days 20th anniversary WILL go on!
The speculation is over. Webster Harvest Days, their 20th anniversary, will take place this year. After volunteers weren’t stepping up to join the committee, Barb Akres along with her husband and a couple of other folks rallied to make sure the event would go on. Akres says she and her husband have volunteered for years but had not been on the committee. She wanted to make sure that the 20th anniversary would happen. The 20th annual Webster Harvest Days is August 25th and 26th and we’ll have more information about the events as they become available.
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