Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City of Northfield Council
September 24, 2018

Pursuant to written notice, the regular meeting of the City of Northfield Council was held on Monday, September 24, 2018, at the Fenley Office Park, 4965 U.S. Highway 42. Council members present: Sharon Berger, Alan Birch, Steve Levy, Clark Rhea, Brandon Smith and Tracy Walker. City officials present: Mayor Randolph Chappell, Police Chief Richard Frank, Treasurer Charles Veeneman, City Engineer Phil Hasselwander, City Attorney John Singler and City Clerk Phyllis Onachilla. Guest: Sean Chambers with the Dominion Group.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m., by Mayor Chappell.


Minutes of the August 27, 2018, meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

Council members reviewed the Income Statement for the General Fund for the month ending August 31, 2018, the Balance Sheet and the Cityís List of Investments for the General Fund as of August 31, 2018. They also reviewed the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet for the Road Fund for the month ending August 31, 2018, the General Ledger and the Check Register from August 1 through August 31, 2018.

Police Report

Police Chief Richard Frank briefed council members on recent activities throughout the city and noted that there was no criminal activity this month. Three citations were issued.

Old Business

The Dominion Group

The Dominion Group has requested the City of Northfield to subdivide the nursing home property between the existing building and the proposed building. Council members viewed the proposed Tract 1 and the proposed Tract 2, and, referring to the Deed and Declaration of Restrictions, City Attorney John Singler explained the pros and cons of approving this request. Following a lengthy discussion, council members asked Mr. Singler to amend the current Deed and Declaration of Restrictions to prevent additional subdividing in the future. It was then moved by Mr. Levy and seconded by Mr. Birch that the City of Northfield accept this document as edited and grant Dominionís request. Council members voting in favor of this motion: Levy, Birch, Rhea, Smith and Walker. Council member opposed: Berger. Motion carried.

Proposed VA Medical Center

Mr. Birch reported that the deadline for the Coalition of Concerned Citizens and Cities to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is December 2, 2018.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Northfield City Council will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.


Phyllis Onachilla, City Clerk
Randolph Chappell, Mayor
City of Northfield

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