The Northfield City Council will hold a a street improvement hearing on November 14th and there will be an opportunity for public input. The Council has approved the design concepts for 2018 projects at 7th and Division and on Washington Street from Woodley to 2nd Street. The proposed plan is designed to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety, but it also reduces downtown parking spaces. Now is the time to make your voice heard. Learn more about the projects here and give feedback at the hearing November 14th. The City Council meeting begins at 6 pm at City Hall.
Give to the Max Day is November 16
Thursday, November 16, is Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. A donation to theNDDCon or before Nov. 16 has the chance of securing additional funds through daily and hourly drawings and matching funds.
Schedule your gift
Every day from November 1 -15 one organization will win $500 because one or more supporters scheduled their gift in advance. That could be the NDDC!
Each hour on Give to the Max Day, a drawing will determine the winner of a $1,000 Golden Turkey award. The winner can choose which cause will receive the $1,000.
Donor Advised Fund
Donations from donor advised funds or other appreciated assets may now count toward Give to the Max Day. Help your favorite causes rise up the Leaderboards and have the chance to win a Golden Ticket by making a gift from your donor advised fund or financial portfolio.
Vote on November 7
Tuesday, November 7, is election day in Northfield. Voters will elect one at-large City Councilor and vote yes or no on a Northfield school district referendum, which includes two questions. According to the Northfield Public Schools website,
“The first question will revoke the current operating levy of $1,497.17 per student and replace it with an operating levy increased by $470.15 to $1,967.32 per student for 10 years with an inflationary factor included. The second question, contingent on the passage of the first question, would authorize the District to sell $109 million in bonds to be paid for over 25 years for the purpose of implementing the Master Facilities Plan.”
The bonds, which are essentially loans, would pay for a new high school, a new elementary school and renovations to several of the other schools in the district. The bonds would be paid for by increased property taxes on all property owner within the school district. Property taxes of both commercial and residential property owners will be impacted by the outcome of this referendum.
Residents of Northfield may check their voting location here. Voters not residing inside Northfield city limits, but living within the Northfield school district can find their polling locations here.
Your vote counts! Please go to the polls on November 7th and encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.
The NDDC will host a food crawl event on Thursday, June 15th from 5-7 pm in Downtown Northfield. The walking Downtown Northfield Taste Tour features small servings of food and drinks at 12 downtown locations. Taste Tour tickets will be sold at Bridge Square starting at 4:45 pm for $1 each and most food samples are priced at 1-4 tickets.
Those who buy samples at four or more stops on the Taste Tour can enter in a drawing to win a two-night stay at The Archer House River Innin Downtown Northfield or The Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah, Iowa. Several retail shops will have Third Thursday specials and the Community Band will give a free concert in Bridge Square at 7 pm.
Downtown Northfield is now in the quarterfinal round of the America’s Main Street contest sponsored by Independent We Stand. The quarterfinalists are the top 25 vote-getters of the 242 United States downtowns nominated during the first round of the contest. Participants can vote for their favorite downtown (Downtown Northfield!) once each day until May 28. Just go to www.mainstreetcontest.com , find “Downtown Northfield,” click “View Profile” and click “Vote”. Simple!!
You can help Downtown Northfield win $25,000 for downtown improvements and bragging rights as “America’s Main Street”!!
Friday night, May 12, is Girls Nite Out in Downtown Northfield. The festivities begin at 4pm and continue until 9 (or later?) Shops and restaurants will have specials all night long, there will be snacks and adult beverages for tasting, and drawings for prizes. This is the 10th annual repeat of this tradition in Downtown Northfield.
How many of you remember the first Girls Nite Out in 2007 and the debut of the “Shop Local Boys”? It’s too bad there isn’t video of the boys’ amazing performance on the stage of the Grand Event Center, but there is photographic evidence and we present it here for those who missed it in person. Quite a night!
For a complete photo gallery of the 1st annual Girls Nite Out, click here: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/104249465721871659850/album/AF1QipOGOEj2qWs7jyJGQJmrb4j8JAcwAlQeFxK7AG4r