City Administrator Joel Walkinski’s Friday Memo of 1/15

Joel-WalinskiThe “Friday Memo,” written by Northfield City Administrator Joel Walinski and various department heads and other City staff, summarizes the staff and department activities for the week. The Friday memos are published and archived in PDF form at the bottom of the City Administrator’s web page.

Friday’s memo can be found on the memo page for the week. (This week’s memo has already been mentioned in the LoGro discussion, “The fight with Waterford township“)  Items of note include:

  • At Joel Walinkski’s request, City Attorney Chris Hood wrote this memo on Open Meeting Law and the allegations reported in the Northfield News, concluding that the conduct of the City Administrator and the City Councillors in this particular situation did not violate the Open Meeting law.
  • The City received a response from Waterford Township’s attorney, specifically asking for a delay in Council connsideration of the joint resolution annexation agreement. The Council will take this request under consideration at its next meeting on 1/19.
  • A City Council Strategic Planning Session is scheduled for Tuesday, 1/26 from 5:00-10:00 PM (location TBD). The Council will be evaluating their performance on last year’s goals and discuss goals for 2010.  “. . . individuals who wish to provide the Council with either their assessment of the past year or items to be considered for 2010 . . . should contact the Mayor of Council Members in the upcoming week.”
  • Northfield was conditionally awarded a $150k grant for the Parks and Trail system.

There is a City Council meeting on TUESDAY, Jan. 19. (See my previous post announcing changes to scheduled City meetings.) You can view all City meetings on the City calendar.

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