I didn’t stay for the final vote but I assume the City Council passed a resolution last night that asks the MN State Auditor to “examine the books, records, accounts and affairs of the City of Northfield…” All of this, of course, is related to the criminal investigation of the city administrator by the police chief that came to light last week.
City Attorney Maren Swanson and special legal counsel Cliff Greene (right photo) will evidently take a few weeks to interview people and then recommend to the Council which, if any, issues should be brought to the attention of the State Auditor’s office. That investigation (inquiry) would then likely begin after Labor Day.
Update 6:45 am: Dusty Budd on KYMN news this morning confirmed the above. Plus, Maren Swanson was designated as the media contact for all matters related to this investigation.