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File #: 19-627    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: Consider Designation of Official Newspaper.
Attachments: 1. 1 - Hyperlink - Charter Sec. 15.1 - Official Publications, 2. 2 - Hyperlink - City Code Sec. 2-57 - Meetings, 3. 3 - Official Newspaper References City Attorney e-mail

City Council Meeting Date:  January 8, 2019


To:                        Mayor and City Council

                     City Administrator


From:   Deb Little, City Clerk




Consider Designation of Official Newspaper.


Action Requested:                     

The Northfield City Council approves a motion designating the Northfield News as the official newspaper for 2019.


Summary Report:

Northfield City Charter Section 15.1 and City Code Section 2-57 provide that the City Council annually at its first meeting of the year designate the official newspaper for the purpose of publishing ordinances and other matters required by law and of public interest.  Minn. Stat. c. 331A governs the determination of and selection of the City’s official newspaper.  Relevant sections are noted in the attached e-mail from City Attorney Chris Hood.


Alternative Options:



Financial Impacts:                     

Funds are budgeted in the 2019 budget for official publications.


Tentative Timelines:                     

As noted above, this must be done at the first meeting of the year.