Council Approves Skateboard Park, 7.39 Percent Levy Increase
Here's a look back at Tuesday's Northfield City Council meeting.
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The agenda and packet are attached to this post as PDFs.
- unanimously approved a motion to locate a permanent skateboard park on the west end of Riverside Park. The Council agreed to allocate $60,000 to the project, half of which will come from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board's budget. Should Riverside not work for any reason once the project begins, Old Memorial Park has been recommended as a second choice
- approved the new property tax levies, which includes $7,345,288 for the city propery tax levy. That is a 7.39 percent increase, or $534,128, over the current levy. Of the increase, according to the city, $439,607 is due to the Certificates of Participation bonds for the new police facility. The HRA levy increased 9.3 percent ($20,191); the EDA levy was approved for $206,616.
- approved a general fund budget of $10,212,982. It's predicted the city will spend $10,365,379, so $152,397 has been budgeted from the fund balance to cover the gap.
- approved the purchase of a new firetruck.
- selected the Q-block (where Quarterback Club is) for the Northfield transit hub. Mayor Mary Rossing dissented.