The Northfield City Council meets tonight after more than 3 weeks off. This will be a combined meeting and work session. DSI will present the City with a recycling check over $15,000. On the regular agenda, will be the first reading of the addition of 4 properties to the Downtown historic District and a development agreement with Yanik and Associates for the Senior Housing development near the Hospital. There’s been much discussion regarding this agreement including
SAC & WAC fees, cash in lieu of land for a park dedication fee. Staff will present an agreement developed with each of the parties. Another item is a resolution regarding the proposed detour for the reconstruction of County Road 1 between Hwys 246 and 3. This will take traffic into Northfield via Hwy 3, 246 and Woodley. Mayor Pownell and Administrator Ben Martig will be in studio tomorrow morning at 7:20 with a recap.
Dundas will provide Co. Rd. 1 roundabout lighting
Rice County Engineer Dennis Luebbe was at the Dundas County meeting to discuss Co. Rd 1 reconstruction issues and maintenance agreements. Administrator John McCarthy explained that Dundas will have more of the responsibility. They’ll work with the County for maintaining the future non-motorized trail, the tunnel and the additional lighting at the roundabout. Dundas will provide the electricity and future maintenance to those lights. They plan on 10 light poles in total for approaches and at the roundabout. Dundas will be in charge of trail maintenance and tunnel maintenance which will also have lights in it. McCarthy’s full interview is on kymnradio.net.
Absentee ballots available for Township elections
Absentee Ballots are now available for eligible voters to vote before the Township Elections on March 13th. There are elections in 9 Rice County townships. Only 2 have races with more than one candidate, that’s Wheatland and Northfield Townships. In Dakota County, Greenvale Township has 2 running for Supervisor and 2 for Clerk positions. I have the list of candidates and links to ballot information on kymnradio.net. 2018 Township candidates
BTYR Omelet breakfast fundraiser
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a network of individuals, businesses and organizations that are committed to helping out our local Veterans and families of active military personnel. They’ve been able to help a lot of people. Some of whom join the organization so that they might give back. Dana Graham, who, three years ago, as Mayor of Northfield, was the driving force for the City to receive the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon designation. There are over 300 in the network right now, offering help with anything from home repair, to finding a veteran a place to live and everything in between. Debby Larsen, who has a daughter in the military, was the first person Graham called to get involved. Her organizational skills are legendary, she said, “but it’s not just me, it’s everybody. If you have the objective and everybody believes in that objective, you all work together to get it done”. An Omelet breakfast, with all the fixings, is being held this Sunday at the Eagles Club on Water St. Serving will be from 8:30 to 12:30. Pick up your advance tickets through a Yellow Ribbon member and/or their headquarters at the Northfield YMCA. BTYR gets all of the proceeds from ADVANCE tickets but only a portion of the proceeds if purchased at the door. Their steering committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Northfield Police Station at 5:30pm. If you’d like to learn more or be a part of the organization, you’re welcome to attend. Be sure to pick up your tickets from a member or swing by the YMCA. Here’s the Facebook page