Council accepts offer from League of Women Voters
Northfield City Council meetings are not known to run smoothly. Before they readdressed their Rules of Business last night, League of Women Voters of Northfield and Cannon Falls Board President, Mary Hahn brought forward an offer at the work session, to pay for a professional registered parliamentarian, Patricia Reymann, to do a 2 hour training for Council, “we want to present this on a platter with a bow. And I hope it’s taken in the spirit it’s offered”. She added that there would be no finger pointing. “Just take it and run with it”. Council chose to accept the offer. Mayor Pro Tem Ludescher, “they rode in like the calvary, they offered to hire somebody”. Based on that offer, they chose to postpone their discussion on Rules of Business. Interim Administrator CC Linstroth will set it up as soon as possible. The City’s leadership team made some suggestions to the meetings including meeting just 3 times a month. That last week of the month could be uninterrupted time to get things ready for the next month. Zweifel was very interested saying, ” I see how well that professional development time works for our schools and so I am very interested in giving staff that pause”. This will come back to Council in the form of a resolution. Ludescher’s full interview is posted on kymnradio.net.
Reymann’s information and proposal are in the Green Sheet packet. Scroll down to page 4
Bogott joins the School Board
The Northfield School Board chose a new member to replace Ann Maple who resigned on January 12th. They held a public hearing for all 4 candidates. Superintendent Dr. Richardson said each candidate had a chance to speak as did representatives on their behalf. A sub-committee of Board members had reviewed their applications and recommended Ray Cox and Fritz Bogott as finalists. The position will run through the end of this year. Fritz Bogott was selected. He’s been active in school issues since 2007 in a variety of ways. He and his wife created the “Accelerate Northfield” program.
Civilians and law enforcement receive lifesaving awards
Two civilians were recognized at the Rice County Board meeting yesterday. Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn said they received Lifesaving awards for performing CPR on a person who suffered a cardiac arrest out in Warsaw Township. Sergeant Jeff Mullenmeister got there about 4 minutes later and had to use his AED 3 times. He also received a lifesaving award. The woman made a full recovery. Dunn said it’s great to see the tools they carry are working. Dunn listed several more law enforcement personnel recognized for their service above and beyond. He said, “so many times our officers do things and it’s just part of the job and they’re not always recognized. I’ve got a phenomenal staff that do great things every day but these were some of the things that were brought forward to me”. He also thanked the civilians who stop and help. He thanked all the citizens out there that support them, make donations, say good things about them, EMS and Fire personnel. He said, “that goes a long way to our staff so thank you for the support because we need that in the community”. Listen to Dunn’s full interview on kymnradio.net.
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