City of Dundas staff, including Administrator John McCarthy, have been working with the developer of Bridgewater Heights to finally complete the project. This week council approved a revised developers agreement and PUD with Bridgewater Development and Land Holdings, as they clear up some details with a changing company. McCarthy said the Phase 2 section will be about 140 home sites including single family and townhomes. McCarthy said the largest part of the agreement was an 800
foot stretch of Bluff St. west of Tower Avenue. The final lift had not been put on. They were waiting for further development but it took so long that there’s more wear on the road. So, Bluff Street will be brought up to completed standards by September 15th. McCarthy said they’re glad to be able to offer the homeowners a completed street!
A dangerous intersection to get upgrades
Heads up for folks traveling Hwy 3 in Castle Rock. The intersection of Hwy 3 and Co. Rd. 86 will close, according to MnDot’s website, starting in July and lasting through October as they improve the safety of this intersection, which has seen numerous crashes. The $1.5 million project includes regrading the curve to improve sight lines, adding turn lanes, replacing guardrails and extending the box culvert on the south side. Access to residences and businesses will remain open, however you may need to follow detours to reach your destination, that includes The Gardens of Castle Rock.
Trash compactor fire
There were lights of sirens and flashing lights yesterday around noon as Northfield fire responded to a fire at McLane Trucking. Fire Chief Gerry Franek reported a trash compactor caught fire. Franek said the type of fire is fairly routine. There was no damage but the building was evacuated for about 30 minutes while firefighters secured the area.
City of Nfld increases fireworks budget
The City of Northfield took over the Fireworks Display from the Northfield Historical Society a couple of years ago. This year they’ve increased the budget and are looking forward to quite a display. Fireworks will take place from approximately 10 p.m. July 4 at Northfield Middle School, specifically in the fields between NMS and Bridgewater Elementary. Suggested viewing areas include the parking lot on the south side of Northfield Middle School, Tyler Park and the fields just south of Northfield High School and north of Jefferson Parkway. Map of viewing
Boating and drinking don’t mix
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, county sheriff’s offices, and other public safety agencies statewide will step up patrols for intoxicated boaters today through Sunday as part of Operation Dry Water, a national campaign aimed at deterring drinking and boating. The 2017 boating season has been the most deadly since 2005, with nine boating fatalities already recorded. In 2016, alcohol was a factor in nine of 17 deadly boating accidents in Minnesota. Law enforcement will be on the lookout for drunk drivers as well. Find comments from Rice County Attorney John Fossum on summer driving safety and dwi enforcement HERE.