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File #: Res. 2023-040    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/13/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/2/2023 Final action:
Title: Consider amendment of Public Works Policy 9.01 - Banners to include a new banner type, "Hispanic Heritage."
Attachments: 1. 1- Banner Type Resolution, 2. 2 - Banner Policy Revised 5-2-23 Tracked Changes, 3. 3 - Banner Policy Revised 5-2-23 Clean
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City Council Meeting Date: May 2, 2023

To: Mayor and City Council
City Administrator

From: Revee Needham, Assistant City Planner
Natalie Draper, Library Director

Consider amendment of Public Works Policy 9.01 - Banners to include a new banner type, "Hispanic Heritage."

Action Requested:
The Northfield City Council consider approving the attached Resolution amending the Banner Policy to include the addition of a seventh banner type.

Summary Report:
The Northfield City Council approved the Banner Policy in 2018, which was later amended in 2019. This policy regulates the general timetable for banner change-outs, the main types of existing banners, which agency or organization is responsible for financing the putting up and taking down of each banner type, and who is responsible for replacement costs of each banner type in the event that a banner has become worn or damaged.

The policy also outlines the steps to be taken in the event that a substantive change is made to the design of an existing banner, including a review and recommendation by an ad hoc Public Art Review Committee; design approval by the Arts and Culture Commission; and a two week public review and comment period.

The policy also specifies that if any new types of banners are proposed to be hung on public property in Northfield that approval for the new banner type must be secured from the City Council. Council does not approve the banner design; only the approval of an addition of a banner type.

Currently there are six approved banner types:
* Defeat of Jesse James banners
* Historic Northfield banners (up for the largest part of the year)
* Winter Walk banners
* Welcome Carleton College banners
* Welcome St. Olaf banners
* Artistic Gateway banners

These banners change seasonally throughout the year on a predictable schedule.
The Friends of Downtown Northfield have offered to pay for a new banner type celebrating Hispanic Heritage, and staff are now proposing that the ...

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