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City Administrator Joel Walinski’s "Friday memo" of April 3

Joel-WalinskiThe Friday Memo, written by Northfield City Administrator Joel Walinski and many of the department directors, managers, and supervisors, summarizes many of the staff activities for the week. Although it’s directed to the mayor and city council, it’s helpful for citizens to see what’s going, too.

fridaymemothumbThe Friday memos are published and archived in PDF form at the bottom of Joel Walinski’s web page. See the Friday memo for this past week and then comment or ask questions about it here.

NOTE: There’s City Council meeting on Monday night. See the agenda.

Council approves Joel Walinski as city administrator

Joel Walinski I saw Mayor Mary Rossing about an hour ago as she was opening up her store, Present Perfect, and she informed me that the Northfield City Council voted last night to offer Joel Walinski the job as Northfield City Administrator. Joel’s been ‘interim’ since last summer when Al Roder departed for greener pastures. I guess he’s accepted the offer because the word ‘interim’ has been removed from his web page.

Joel was first a guest on our podcast back in Dec. 2007 when he was a lowly city parking lot attendant Director of Public Services. He appeared on our show again in August of 2008 with his interim hat on. Congrats to Joel and to the Council for a good choice.

Why wasn’t the liquor store roof replaced after the hail storm?

Northfield Liquor Store A pesky citizen approached me last week during my morning office hours, wondering why the liquor store roof was not replaced after the big hail storm in 2006. The store’s roof is now targeted for replacement as part of the store’s $55-65K upgrade (Nfld News article).  We discussed it briefly on our podcast with Mary Rossing and this roofing contractor, and I followed up with Interim City Administrator Joel Walinski. Joel wrote in an email: (continued)

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The City of Northfield’s Friday Memo for Jan. 23

Joel-WalinskiThe Friday Memo, written by interim Northfield City Administrator Joel Walinski and many of the department directors, managers, and supervisors, summarizes many of the staff activities for the week. Although it’s directed to the mayor and city council, it’s helpful for citizens to see what’s going, too. (continued) Continue reading The City of Northfield’s Friday Memo for Jan. 23

City Administrator’s “Friday Memo” of Jan. 16

Joel-Walinski fridaymemothumbThe Friday Memo, written by interim Northfield City Administrator Joel Walinski and many of the department directors, managers, and supervisors, summarizes many of the staff activities for the week. Although it’s directed to the mayor and city council, it’s helpful for citizens to see what’s going, too. The Friday memos are published and archived in PDF form at the bottom of Joel Walinski’s web page.

See the Friday memo for this past week and then comment or ask questions about it here. Be sure to check out the included Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama on building America’s fiberoptic networks.

NOTE: City Hall is closed tomorrow in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The City of Northfield ‘Friday Memo’ for Jan. 9

Joel-Walinski fridaymemothumbThe Friday Memo, written by interim Northfield City Administrator Joel Walinski and many of the department directors, managers, and supervisors, summarizes many of the staff activities for the week. Although it’s directed to the mayor and city council, it’s helpful for citizens to see what’s going, too. The Friday memos are published and archived in PDF form at the bottom of Joel Walinski’s web page.

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The City of Northfield ‘Friday Memos’ for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31

Joel-Walinski The Friday Memo, written by interim Northfield City Administrator Joel Walinski and many of the department directors, managers, and supervisors, summarizes many of the staff activities for the week.

Although it’s directed to the mayor and city council, it’s helpful for citizens to see what’s going, too. The Friday memos are published and archived in PDF form at the bottom of Joel Walinski’s web page. Continue reading The City of Northfield ‘Friday Memos’ for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31