Dundas council discusses Titan lawsuit in closed session
The Dundas city council meets tonight. They’ll start at 6 o’clock with a closed session to further discuss the Titan Supply company’s lawsuit against the City and city administrator John McCarthy. The federal district court denied the Titan’s request to amend the Complaint for a third time. At a hearing on August 1, 2012, the Court ordered the parties to participate in mediation in an effort to resolve the litigation. Speaking of lawsuits, McCarthy attended the regular meeting of the Bridgewater Town Board on August 8 where they reviewed Dundas’ request to pursue mediation over Annexation disagreements with the township. The Board all agreed they would take it before a court.
Public Safety radio switch on the horizon
The upgrade to 800 mega hertz radios for public safety is on the horizon. Deputy Chief Chuck Walerius says they have all the equipment and are just waiting for the building of the tower in Dundas to be completed. Walerius says they tested the equipment a couple of years ago and found that there was a dead spot in downtown Northfield. He says that’s when they discovered they needed a tower. The tower has been a bone of contention between Dundas and Bridgewater township in regard to who had the power to authorize building it. Bridgewater approved the project and Rice County started to build. That’s when Dundas started questioning their authority. The project is in process and they hope the tower will be completed by November. The scanners that people have in their home right now, won’t work after the make the transistion to 800 mega hertz.
2013 Ambassadors named
Congratulations to the newly named 2013 DJJD Ambassadors. They are Becca Splichal sponsored by George’s Vineyard, Allie Harmer sponsored by KYMN radio and Sonia Berdahl sponsored by State Farm Insurance Agent Mark Quinell. The coronation at Northfield Middle School was emceed this year by th 2010 Queen Andria Schwalbe and DJJD Chair Wayne Eddy. The three ambassadors will make more than 60 appearances and receive a $2,000 scholarship each at the end of their reign. This is the first year for ambassadors. Previously, one queen and two princesses were selected. The 2013 Junior Ambassadors are Annabelle Rezac and Jack Linder.
Get out and vote
The Primary is tomorrow. Mayor Rossing is encouraging everyone to get out and vote as there are a number of folks running for council ward 2 and the at-large seats and for Rice County commissioners. Due to redistricting, wards have changed. Check out the City’s website for all the information you need to vote. ci.northfield.mn.us.
Ramp closures and construction for I-35
Expect ramp closures at I-35 and County Road 1 beginning today. The northbound I-35 entrance ramp to County Road 1 will close for a week. The detour is 35 and County road 46. This is part of concrete work taking place on I-35 between the Heath Creek rest area and County road 9. The entire project runs through September.
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