Bail has been revoked for a Northfield man accused of holding a knife to a woman’s throat. 22 year old Said M. Alhouseini was in court yesterday and was formally placed on a Hold without Bail under the order of Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE. Alhouseini was reportedly a guest of a woman residing at 818 Forest Avenue on August 23rd. He started to act strangely, the woman told him to leave multiple times but he refused. Fearing for her safety she went into the kitchen and got a knife. He then came at her, got the
knife away and held it to her throat. Another woman tried to intervene and was bitten by Alhouseini, tearing her skin. His bail had been set at $40,000 with conditions. Alhouseini is charged with 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, 5th degree drugs and 5th degree assault with intent.
Dundas considers solar garden ordinance
The City of Dundas has been mulling over an ordinance regarding the construction of ground mounted Solar panels, the kind popping up all over the State. And has had a moratorium on the panels for over a year. Administrator John McCarthy said the Planning Commission had a draft ordinance but the Council sent it back for further clarification. This week, in a work session, they decided that solar gardens would not be allowed as a “principal” use but as accessory and perhaps as an ‘array’ as part of a Planned Unit Development. They will not permit it as a single use specifically in the Rural Service District. This will come back to Dundas Council for a formal vote.
Nfld discusses a Transportation committee
The formation of another advisory committee is being pondered by the Northfield City Council. Mayor Pownell and Administrator Martig have been exploring the creation of a Transportation Advisory Committee on coordinating, planning, and advocating for interregional transportation issues for the City. According to Martig, there are a number of projects that continue to be explored that could use additional time, expertise and representation beyond the City Council or existing advisory boards and commissions. One project is enhancements at 35 and hwy 19 interchange and how that would affect Northfield. It’s not prioritizing projects Martig said but rather an advocacy group. A 2 page draft resolution was presented to Council. There have been various transportation groups but nothing as formal as Pownell would like to see. This will come back to council later this year.
DJJD Carnival moved to Post Brands parking lot – shuttle to run
After a semi got stuck in the soggy soil at Ames Park yesterday, officials moved the DJJD Carnival to the Post Brands parking lot off Hwy 19 between Plum and Orchard Streets. Northfield Police Chief Monte Nelson said the National Weather Service expects the Cannon River to peak this afternoon at 896.5 ft. Official flood stage is 897 ft. The Cannon was at around 890 ft. on Monday. Further information from Chief Nelson is on kymnradio.net. The carnival opens at 5 this afternoon. It’s wrist band day. Shuttles will be running between Ames Park and the Carnival to take people across Hwy 3. For further information, including more parking options, go to djjd.org.