It was just me and Ross this week, talking about all-things Northfield including goose poop, the upcoming council and school board elections (separate issues), and the opportunities afforded by the…
It was just us this week and we spent our entire non-fluff segment talking about downtown parking, as it’s at the top of Streetscape Taskforce’s list of recommendations (PDF of…
Über citizen Jane McWilliams was our guest this week, discussing city finances and the proposed police and fire facilities.
We split our time between A) discussing the process by which the City of Northfield is approaching budget cuts; and B) the upcoming June 15 public hearing on facilities financing:
We split our time between A) making suggestions for cutting the budget at City Hall and B) discussing Mayor Mary Rossing’s 5-minute commentary at the start of last week’s Council meeting.
Click play to listen. 30 minutes:
KYMN has the indexed video of the 5/18/10 Council meeting so you can go right to the video of the Mayor’s Opening Remarks. (KYMN News Director Scott Peterson mentioned her remarks in his news update on 5/19.)
There are a couple minutes of dead air at the beginning, plus the approval of minutes etc. so her opening remarks don’t begin till the 3:45 minute mark. If you’re in a hurry, here’s an audio excerpt. (Click play to listen. 5 minutes.)
Podcast: the Triumvirate on election filings, laserfiche, police and fire facilities, and of course, fluff
The headline says it all. Click play to listen. 30 minutes: You can also download the MP3 or subscribe to the podcast feed, or subscribe directly with iTunes. Our radio…
Our guest this week was Lee Theis, president and owner of Motokazie, a motorsports race promotion and track-building company, and developer of the proposed MotokazieLand Recreation Park (PDF) in the…
It’s never pretty when Ross bails on our radio show/podcast and yesterday was no exception.
Tracy put on her Chair of the Northfield Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals (PCZBA) hat and after exchanging pleasantries about sidewalk dining, we went toe-to-toe on the planning process for the business park(s). She played the ‘nice’ card and then ended with a lecture till we ran out of time. I was unhappy. I’m mostly over it.
Our guest this week, Northfield City Councilor Kris Vohs (At-Large), with two of his grandkids in the audience.
We asked him to explain his vote in favor of the plan to reuse the existing Safety Center location for a new fire station and to build a police station at a new location. The surprising short version of his answer: getting ‘political’ support to build a single building would be difficult in this economic climate. More surprising: he doesn’t support going to the citizens on a referendum to fund the facilities.
The rest of the show we spent discussing the trees on 4th St. which again comes before the Council tonight.