Northfield Public Works Director Dave Bennett, Mayor Rhonda Pownell and Administrator Ben Martig are questioned regarding the multiple failures of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant resulting in the latest dumping of a million gallons of wastewater into the Cannon River.
Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn discusses area July 4 festivities and how the rain affected some of them. His department did not receive any fireworks related calls. He talks about a new improved UTV being prepared for rescue operations.
Northfield Deputy Police Chief Mark Dukatz discusses safety when using or viewing fireworks, as well as being sensitive to using fireworks near veterans who may be suffering from PTSD and animals.
Betsy Spethmann and Jim Rossow talk about the need to create community support for people with disabilities, just has HCI does for children and youth, Age-Friendly Northfield is doing for seniors, and local leaders are doing for immigrants. They would like to host a community conversation about creating a council of guardians. Anyone who is interested can find more information and contact them via the ArtMakers’ page on Facebook. ArtMakers is an adaptive program for artistic activities.
Northfield City Councilors Brad Ness and Greg Colby talk about the Division Street and the Spring Creek Road projects, the Cannon River Civic Center project, progress following the wastewater treatment plant fire, and the July 4 fireworks.