City Council

Northfield’s City Council is its legislative branch, responsible for passing all ordinances and resolutions. Comprised of 6 members plus a mayor, the Council meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday. You may access their website here, including minutes of the most recent meetings.

For more information on your representatives, see below. To find out which Ward you reside in, consult this map.

| Mayor Rhonda Pownell | Ward 1 – Suzie Nakasian | Ward 2 – David DeLong | Ward 3 – Erica Zweifel | Ward 4 – Jessica Peterson White | At Large – Brad Ness | At Large – Greg Colby |

City Council Meeting Highlights

January 3

A motion was made by C. Nakasian, seconded by C. Zweifel, to approve authorizing Change Order No. 2 for the East Cannon River Trail, City Project No. 2011 STRT A10 w/ Crane Creek Asphalt for $136,322.60 and a park fund transfer of $63k to the project.

DeLong:

  • Moved to amend motion by removing “and a park fund transfer of $63,000 to the project”
  • Voted in favor of amending motion by adding “and contingent upon City of Dundas approval”
  • Moved for/voted in favor of amending motion by adding “and contingent upon City of Northfield funding”
  • Voted against approving park fund transfer of $63k to Change Order No. 2 for East Cannon River Trail

Nakasian:

  • Moved to authorize Change Order No. 2 for the East Cannon River Trail, City Project No. 2011 STRT A10 w/ Crane Creek Asphalt for $136,322.60 and a park fund transfer of $63k for the project
  • Voted to amend order by adding “and contingent upon City of Dundas approval”
  • Moved for + voted in favor of park fund transfer of $63k to the project

Ness

  • Moved for/voted in favor of amending motion by adding “and contingent upon City of Dundas approval”
  • Moved for/voted in favor of amending motion by adding “and contingent upon City of Northfield funding”
  • Voted in favor of approving park fund transfer of $63k to Change Order No. 2.

Peterson White

  • Voted in favor of amending motion by adding “and contingent upon City of Dundas approval”
  • Moved for/voted in favor of park fund transfer of $63k to the project

Zweifel

  • Moved to authorize Change Order No. 2 for the East Cannon River Trail, City Project No. 2011 STRT A10 w/ Crane Creek Asphalt for $136,322.60 and a park fund transfer of $63k for the project
  • Moved to amend motion by removing “and a park fund transfer of $63,000 to the project”
  • Moved for and voted against amending motion by adding “and contingent upon City of Dundas approval”
  • Voted in favor of approving park fund transfer of $63k to Change Order No. 2.

Pownell

  • Voted against amending motion by adding “and contingent upon City of Dundas approval”
  • Voted in favor of approving park fund transfer of $63k to Change Order No. 2.

 

January 10

All of the votes (appointment of Greg Colby to the empty council at-large position, vote to end the meeting) were unanimous.

Discussed items:

Interviews of potential at-large council members to fill the vacant spot/voting by the council. Multiple rounds of voting took place to narrow down the field, Greg Colby being the eventual choice.

County Road/Pedestrian Underpass and Trail Improvement Participation (city engineer).

Presented by Public Works Director/City Engineer Bennett.

Discussion of the rules of city council business.