City Administrator’s Friday Memo of Feb. 19, 2010

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.

Here’s an excerpt from this week’s memo:

Given what is anticipated for 2010 and 2011, the reductions in expenditures for 2010 and 2011 will need to be sustainable over time and will have implications on the service delivery to residents and businesses. The Finance Department has provided more information below on the levy limit requested by the Governor.

On Tuesday the Bridgewater Township Board of Supervisors passed a motion inviting the cities of Northfield and Dundas and Rice County to work cooperatively to pursue a joint agreement to upgrade Decker Avenue and 100th Street and improve the intersection at Decker Avenue and Hwy 19 to support urban growth and development. Additionally the Township Board requested the City of Northfield to work in partnership with the township in exploring ways of preserving the Rice Creek Township. Both motions are attachments to this memo. These items will be on future council agendas for further discussion.

Council Member Zweifel has confirmed her Ward meeting of the 3rd Ward on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 7:30 PM in the Valhalla room in Buntrock Commons on the St Olaf campus. The topic of this ward meeting will be land use. The Third Ward is the Northwest area of town, including St Olaf College, Northfield Retirement Center, residential neighborhoods surrounding Greenvale School and Liberty Park neighborhood. As always ward meetings are open to everyone.

You can find the above and more on the memo page for the week.

There is no City Council meeting this week (4th Tuesday).  You can view all upcoming City meetings on the City calendar.

One Comment

  1. Jane McWilliams said:

    Two attachments to the memo from Bridgewater Township give more details on the easement proposal and the Decker Avenue/100th St/Hiway 19 proposal. Their board is stepping forward to encourage cooperative problem-solving. More power to them!

    February 21, 2010