It Ain’t Even April…

Spring Cleaning

…and already City of Northfield workers are getting ready for Spring and Summer, known to some as the Season of Visitors.

A crew was raking up debris and spreading soil and seed in Bridge Square this morning. As I walked to our historic post office, I thought that it really looked great. We wish to thank them for their timely efforts.

The NDDC, responding to input from our stakeholders, has been working with City Staff for several years now on the schedule of the “downtown clean-up”. It seemed to some people that this important annual event occurred just before the Defeat of Jesse James Days. As NDDC Vice President Joe Grundhoefer stated, “Our tourism season starts by May 1st.”

In the past couple of years, we’ve found City Staff to be very responsive to our ideas and very supportive of our efforts. In our recent meeting with Director of Public Services Joel Walinski, we all agreed that Downtown should be ready to welcome our first major event for visitors, St. Olaf’s Commencement on May 27th.

So they were down there this morning, doing their best to assure that the grass is green in Downtown for all those happy Oles. Thanks again Joel; working together, we will accomplish great things.