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File #: Ord. 1025    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Consider Ordinance Amending Section 14.2 of the Northfield City Charter (Second Reading)
Attachments: 1. 1- Ord. 1025 Charter Amendment Section 14.2, 2. 2 - Res. 2021-047 Receive Amendment and Call for Public Hearing, 3. 3 - Notice of Public Hearing, 4. 4 - Current Charter.Chapter 14, 5. 5 - Hood memo on amendments 2011, 6. 6 - Minnesota Statutes 2020, Section 410.1, 7. 7 - Charter Amendment Process Timeline
City Council Meeting Date: July 20, 2021

To: Mayor and City Council

From: Ben Martig, City Administrator

Consider Ordinance Amending Section 14.2 of the Northfield City Charter (Second Reading)

Action Requested:
The Northfield City Council is asked to consider the second reading of the attached Ordinance Amending Section 14.2 of the Northfield City Charter.

Summary Report:
The Northfield City Council received the Charter Commission's proposed amendment and called for a public hearing on May 18, 2021 (attachment 1). The public hearing notice was published on May 26, 2021 (attachment 2) and a public hearing along with first reading of Ordinance No. 1025 was held on June 15, 2021.

The Northfield Charter Commission adopted the attached proposed changes to Northfield Charter Section 14.2 at their May 13, 2021 meeting. Charter Commission Chair Lance Heisler submitted the attached amendment (attachment 3) to the City Administrator and Mayor via email on May 15, 2021. Heisler requested that staff initiate the posting, publication requirements for consideration of this ordinance and put it on the City Council agenda.

Additional Background
The City/Hospital Governance Committee as referenced in the Playbook has been meeting as outlined in the Playbook. This group meets on a quarterly basis as outlined in Section 3 of the Playbook. As noted in the Playbook, the group will meet:
* Regularly as needed to give guidance on strategic issues related to the reserved powers; and
* To review the health of the City/Hospital Partnership; and
* To recommend updates and refinements to this Playbook to NH+C and the City Council; and
* To communicate the procedures outlined in this Playbook to the next generations of key stakeholders.

The current members of the City/Hospital Governance Committee includes the following:

City Council Representatives
Mayor Pownell
Councilor Peterson-White (...

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