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City Administrator’s weekly memo, Friday 5/28/10

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.

This week’s memo includes:

  • Issuing notice of a public hearing on June 15 on capital improvement bonds and the capital improvement plan (CIP)  regarding the City’s “ intention to issue general obligation capital improvement plan bonds in an amount not to exceed $14,400,000.”
  • Info on how Northfield compares to some other cities in terms of levies and aid cuts.
  • Details about a joint public-private partnership for yet another  “community video” for Northfield, to be used… how? where? why? to what end?  I dunno, but let’s throw some money at it because it seemed like a good idea at the time, and apparently there’s no one on City staff who remembers the dismal result the last time the City tried something like this without more of a plan.
  • Updates on the Fourth Street improvement/infrastructure project.
  • Update and disclaimer from the IT department regarding the City_of_Nfld_PR account on Twitter.
  • News from the library about the summer reading program.

You can find the Friday Memo on the memo page for the week.

The schedule is a bit off this week since Monday is a holiday. There is a City Council meeting on Tuesday, and a Planning Commission work session on Wednesday (moved up from Thursday because the Commission is finalizing information for the Council meeting packet for the June 8 meeting and staff needed the extra day for prep).

You can view all upcoming City meetings on the City Calendar.

Thanks to those of you who’ve responded by commenting on my previous posts about the Friday Memo. I’m back in the saddle with the weekly Friday Memo posts… at least for now. 🙂

Back by popular demand: City Administrator’s Friday Memo

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.

This week’s memo includes:

  • Report on city officials’ attendance at the Dakota County Mayor/Managers Breakfast Meeting, at which consultant Mark Koegler for Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc (HKGi) gave a presentation on the Business and Industrial Park Master Planning process to inform regional partners about the project
  • An updated tentative meeting schedule for the Police and Fire Facility
  • Draft agenda for June City Council meetings

Also in the memo, a report that as of 11:00 a.m. this morning, four candidates have filed for office in the upcoming election:

Suzie Nakasian – Ward 1
Nathan Kuhlman – Ward 4
Jon Denison – Ward 4
Rhonda Pownell – At-Large

You can find the Friday Memo on the memo page for the week.

There is a City Council work session (including a joint session with the Planning Commission to discuss the next installment of the draft Land Development Code) this week.  You can view all upcoming City meetings on the City Calendar.

If you read this post, and/or click on any of the links within, would you do me the favor of a comment below just letting me know that you did so?  As I posted last week, I’m still undecided about how valuable these weekly posts are, and how many people read them. Thank you!

Does anybody read the Friday Memo on LoGroNo?

I’ve been doing weekly recaps of City Administrator Joel Walinkski’s Friday memo for forever. Actually it was Griff who started it.  We wanted to disseminate the information in the Friday Memo (a PDF link posted on the City website), highlighting items of note with the ability to link to other documents and materials.  Eventually the Northfield News and others began posting links to the Friday Memo, and recently the City started including hyperlinks in the memo PDF itself.

I’m wondering if Griff’s original idea has now outlived its usefulness. Since there are rarely any comments on the Friday Memo posts, I’m not sure we’re doing much of a service; not enough, that is, to justify the hassle factor (for me).  So I’d like to know, if I discontinue doing the Friday Memo posts, does anyone care?

I haven’t done the last two, and the only person I’ve heard from about it is Griff.  🙂   I’m happy to continue if our commentary is an added value, but if not, the information is available multiple places now. I’d like to know what you think.

City Adminstrator’s Friday Memo of April 23

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.

This week’s memo includes:

  • updates on various administrative and infrastructure projects
  • board & commission vacancies/seeking applications
  • a flyer from Three Rivers Community Action promoting their 4/7 seminar about creating a healthy home (what you need to know about radon gas, lead, mold, etc.)

You can find the Friday Memo and attachments on the memo page for the week.

There are City Council and Planning Commission work sessions this week, as well as the EDA’s public open house on the Business Park planning process.

You can view all upcoming City meetings on the City Calendar.

I’m falling down on the job. Here are the last two Friday Memos.

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 last Friday’s memo (April 16) with the monthly Boards & Commissions report (for which I failed to produce anything of value… I suppose I can’t just say “see my blog for details”).

Here’s the previous Friday Memo (April 9).

There’s a City Council meeting tomorrow. One of the agenda items is, “Identify preferred locations for Safety Center”.

You can view all upcoming City meetings on the City Calendar.

Friday memo

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.

There’s a lot of info in this week’s memo. Some of the highlights include:

  • updates on seasonal city services  in light of budget cuts
  • the Code Red brochure
  • information about the Safety Center architect selection
  • lots of details about grants, apps, and opportunities

You can find the Friday Memo on the memo page for the week.

There’s a City Council strategic planning session tonight (sorry, no details available other than place and time) and a City Council meeting (including the 4th Street trees issue) tomorrow.

You can view all upcoming City meetings on the City Calendar.

City Administrator’s Friday Memo of March 26, 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.

This week’s memo contains musings and updates about unfunded mandates, as well as details about the construction closure of the Fifth Street bridge for a little more than a week.  You can find the Friday Memo on the memo page for the week.

No City Council meeting this week; see the City Calendar for schedule and details of other meetings.

City Administrator’s Friday Memo of March 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.

This week’s memo contains the scoring and ranking of proposals by the Safety Center Architectural Firm Selection Workgroup. The top 5 firms are tentatively scheduled for interviews next Friday, March 26.  In addition, from now on the mid-month Friday Memo will include a draft of City Council agenda items for the upcoming month. (April’s draft agenda is included in this week’s memo.)   You can find the Friday Memo on the memo page for the week.