Three are in the running to complete the last year of the term for Northfield Councilor-at-Large. Don McGee, Jon Denison and Greg Colby. Colby was appointed by Council in January when Mayor Pownell vacated her seat to become Mayor. Denison filed last week and McGee filed yesterday. KYMN listeners will remember McGee from Beyond the Open Mic. He’s been a council watchdog for
years, speaking up at meetings on numerous issues including financial reporting and the use and abuse of Board and Commission members. Colby and Denison have been councilors before and they both sit on the Charter Commission currently. The election takes place November 7th. We’ll hear more from the candidates as the election approaches.
Nfld election holds major school referendum
Another reason to vote this year are two questions from the Northfield School District. Including a $109 million bond referendum and an Operating Levy. Superintendent Dr. Matt Hillmann said they just launched a revamped website with a Referendum Tab that gives a history of how they got to this point and much more. It gives the financial impact to you with a tax calculator. There’s also a form for questions that go directly to Hillmann. Click on the links above.
Dundas discusses new City Hall options with a “jumpstart” for commercial business
Dundas Council discussed their 2018 budget this week. City Administrator John McCarthy said they’re looking at a new City Hall next year. The City acquired the old school site which is the vacant lot between Young’s Paint Center and Dawn’s bar. The intent is to use the City Hall as an anchor and to “jumpstart” additional commercial development in the downtown area. They’ve set a preliminary budget at just over $1 million for the City Hall portion, which would be 3,000 sq. ft. McCarthy says they’d like to see small retail/service space, perhaps a restaurant, professional offices on the first floor with housing spaces above. City Hall would anchor the south end and be on the first floor for handicapped accessibility. They’re still trying to determine the details, some developers are interested in building with a lease to the City, building it and selling it to the City or the City build it and work with developers for the rest of the property. This Fall, officials will be talking further with developers on the level of interest.
Nfld talks 2018 budget
Northfield Council discussed their 2018 budget in a work session last night at the police station. Finance Director Brenda Angelstad and Administrator Ben Martig were in studio this morning. Their interview is on kymnradio.net.