The 2016 Woodley St. Reconstruction Project blog site has launched. Yes, I’m a contractor to the City of Northfield for the online citizen engagement component so no opinions from me will be forthcoming.
But online citizen engagement has long been part of the mission of LoGro so I’ve got no qualms about urging y’all to participate.
There have been two community/neighborhood meetings thus far, with more scheduled in the next few weeks. I’ve posted meeting photos with the Powerpoint presentations on the blog.
The City’s Public Works Department has created the Woodley St. project questionnaire that’s open now through May 13. They’re seeking comments from all Northfield residents, in particular regarding:
- Sidewalks (1 side or both sides)
- Bike Lanes (1 side or both sides)
- Parking (1 side or both sides)
- Tree Removal
You can perform some maintenance on your bicycle with this bike repair stand on Division St. in front of the Northfield Public Library. There’s another one at 5th and Division. How did these come to be? See this Feb., 8, 2012 blog post.
The toy wagon in front of Judy’s Flower Market (part of Judy’s Floral Designs) on Division St. is sprouting flowers.
This planter is outside the Nutting Block building, Division St. near 3rd.
Rotary International and the Northfield Rotary Club‘s logo is a cogwheel (some background info here.) Northfield area bikers like me see more in it than that, especially when I ride across the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge to the Sechler Park Mountain Bike Trail, opened recently by CROCT (Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails) where I’m a board member. Thank you, Northfield Rotary, for all you do for bicycling in the area.
The Northfield Garden Club has adopted Bridge Square. See the City of Northfield’s Adopt-a-Park Program if you’d like to do likewise.
These women were blocking my view of downtown Northfield from my corner window office at Tandem Bagels last week. And one of them was a paparazzi. Among them: Mary Wood, Linelle Olson, and Jane McWilliams.
LoGro has mostly been dormant since early 2013 as I’ve focused on other things, mainly my blogging at Mountain Bike Geezer and CROCT (Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails).
But it’s back, with a slightly different focus.
I’ll continue to feature my photography of people, scenes, and events around Northfield. I’ll probably add more videos.
But I won’t be featuring my Northfield-related opinions related to local government (City, School District, County) as my consulting work (here and here) makes that a conflict of interest. I probably will shine a neutral light on current issues as a moderator of live web conferences with community leaders. And I’m open to having opinionated guess bloggers.
So I’ll be experimenting. Contact me if you’ve got ideas, feedback, or an interest in contributing an issue-related guest blog post.
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And about those Google AdSense ads on the sidebars of the individual blog posts, Categories, and Archives? I’m also experimenting. In the meantime, the measly revenue helps to support my local economic development activity at local pubs, coffeehouses, and bicycle shops.
So move along now. Click any of the images in the grid above to see the most recent blog posts. You can attach comments via several ways, including via your Facebook account if you’re logged in.
If you keep clicking to see NEXT (older) blog posts, you’ll see much older ones, as the LoGro blog was mostly dormant from early April 2013 to April 10, 2015.