Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the City of Northfield Council
June 4, 2018

Pursuant to written notice, the regular meeting of the City of Northfield Council was held on Monday, June 4, 2018, at the Fenley Office Park, 4965 U.S. Highway 42. Council members present: Sharon Berger, Alan Birch, Steve Levy, Clark Rhea, and Tracy Walker. Council member absent: Brandon Smith. City officials present: Mayor Randolph Chappell, Police Chief Richard Frank, Treasurer Charles Veeneman, City Engineer Phil Hasselwander and City Clerk Phyllis Onachilla.

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


Minutes of the April 23, 2018, meeting were approved as distributed.

Treasurer's Report

Council members reviewed the Income Statement for the General Fund for the month ending April 30, 2018, the Balance Sheet and the City’s List of Investments for the General Fund as of April 30, 2018. They also reviewed the Income Statement and the Balance Sheet for the Road Fund for the month ending April 30, 2018, the General Ledger and the Check Register from April 1 through April 30, 2018. An auditor will attend the June 25 meeting to present the City’s audit for the year ended June 30, 2017.

Clerk's Report

Nomination Petitions for the Northfield City Council were distributed. The mayor and six council members will be elected on November 6, 2018. Any Northfield resident interested in obtaining a petition may contact the City Clerk. The filing deadline is August 14, 2018. Seth and Ashley Summers, 5903 Jenness Court, are new residents in Northfield.

Police Report

Police Chief Richard Frank briefed council members on recent activities throughout the city. Five citations were issued this month.

New Business


Mayor Chappell presented a proposed 12-month budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. He compared the proposed revenues and expenditures to those budgeted for 2017/18 and year-to-date figures. Following discussion, council members approved this budget.


Ordinance 18-01 adopting a 12-month budget for the fiscal period ending June 30, 2019, had a first reading. Ordinance 18-02 providing for the levy of ad valorem taxes for city purposes for the fiscal period ending June 30, 2019, had a first reading.

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be held at 7:15 p.m., on June 25, 2018, for the purpose of obtaining comments of Northfield citizens regarding the use of city income for the 2018/19 fiscal year.

Noise Nuisance

Mayor Chappell informed the Council that there have been several complaints regarding excessive noise in the late evening and early morning hours; mostly caused by emptying dumpsters and construction. Council members will consider options to correct this issue and discuss again at the June 25 meeting.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Northfield City Council will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018.


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

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