Thursday, December 6, 2012
The new ordinance was approved after a resident disputed a citation and won in district court.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter After the Richfield City Council redefined its garbage ordinance in September, city staff is making double sure residents understand the dos and don'ts of storing their receptacles. In addition to an arguably detailed diagram, the city has created a quasi how-to video. (Both are attached above to this article.) The new ordinance states that storage must be behind or alongside the principal structure on the property. The two-minute video shows two sample properties and outlines the requirements of the ordinance. The council first discussed garbage storage in August 2011, however, declined to pass an ordinance that would require screening cans. …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Unofficial results put Edwina Garcia in the soon-to-be vacant seat of Fred Wroge.
It looks like Edwina Garcia will be returning to the Richfield City Council. According to unofficial results, Garcia took 58.81 percent of the votes Tuesday night defeating former Richfield firefighter, David Buzicky. As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Secretary of State's website is showing all three Ward 2 precincts' results are in, with Garcia receiving 2,943 votes and Buzicky receiving 2,025. Garcia first served on the Richfield City Council in the mid-80s as the Ward 3 representative for two terms, before moving on to serve four terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1990s. When Garcia announced her candidacy in May, she said her priorities would be furthering the development/redevelopment happening in the city and housing…
Results as they come in for Richfield City Council, Minnesota Legislature and the proposed referendum.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter ***Last Update: 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012*** Prior to redistricting in February, the city fell into Senate District 63 and state House Districts 63A and 63B. While Richfield traditionally votes liberal, voters in 63B voted slightly more conservative than those in 63A in the 2008 election. Scroll down to see 2012 Richfield election results. In 2008, residents of both House districts voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Barack Obama. Obama received nearly 70 percent of the votes in 63A and nearly 62 percent in 63B. Similarly, those DFLers who ran for Minnesota House and Senate seats in 2008 also swept the majority of votes. Rep. …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Richfield and Hennepin County.
***Last update: 9 p.m. a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012*** As Election Day nears, Richfield Patch is committed to providing great coverages of local, state and national candidates, the races, issues on the ballot and voting procedures. The following is a collection of articles and links to aid voters as they prepare to head to the polls Tuesday. Click on the blue links to other Patch resources: Richfield's ward and precinct lines were redrawn earlier this year after the Minnesota State Legislature passed its own redisticting plan. Some voters will find their precinct has changed. See Richfield Patch's Sample Ballots, Polling Location for Richfield Voters for more information on where to vote. Maps of the old and new precinct boundaries, as well …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
*** See Richfield Patch's Election Guide for more information on local, state and national races, as well as ballot questions and candidate profiles. *** Richfield's Ward 1 and Ward 3 are uncontested this year, with incumbents running for re-election. However, Ward 2 is up for grabs now that Councilman Fred Wroge will be retiring after his term expires. Edwina Garcia and David Buzicky, beat out Kent Fairbairn at the August primaries, and will both be on the ballot on Election Day. The following is a collection of Richfield Patch articles and links detailing the local race: Richfield Patch reached out to all candidates and asked them to fill out a basic online profile. Click on the name of the candidate to see his or her respective profile…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
After city staff recommended discontinuing the annual carnival, the Richfield City Council will discuss the event Tuesday night.
Shortly after the 2012 Richfield Hometown Fourth of July Celebration, City Manager Steve Devich composed a memo to the city council suggesting the carnival be removed from the festivities due to a high number of police contacts and the presence of several gangs. After a small media storm in late September, the matter will be discussed Tuesday night during a special city council session. At the council's Sept. 25 meeting, Council Member Pat Elliott said some residents may be under the impression the city is considering canceling the entire event. "There's a significant amount of information that's still going to come our way," he said at the meeting. "[The carnival] is one part of it and it's entitled to some discussion." Elliott also said …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Richfield City Council will meet for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.
The Richfield City Council will convene early Tuesday evening with special sessions beginning at 5:45 p.m. On the regular agenda are three public hearings regarding capital improvements to one of the city's municipal liquor stores, roll weed elimination and fees for false alarm users. In addition, a presentation by Richfield Public Schools Superintendent Bob Slotterback is scheduled for early in the meeting. The full council agenda is attached to this article as a PDF.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The city council meets for its regular city council meeting.
If you missed the council meeting on Tuesday night, you can watch it here in the photo box above.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Candidates for both state and city offices will gather Saturday, Sept. 29 for a League of Women Voters of Richfield forum.
The League of Women Voters of Richfield is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29 at Richfield City Hall and Municipal Center. The forum is open to the public and will include candidates for both city and state elected offices as well as a presentation on the Richfield Public Schools District’s operating levy referendum. The forum will also be videotaped for later showing on cable television. The schedule and invited participants are as follows (* denotes incumbent): Time: 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Senate District 50: Melissa H. Wiklund (D) and Vern Wilcox (R) District 63: Patrick Marron (R) and *Patricia Torres-Ray (D) House of Representatives District 50A: Joseph Koch (I), Craig Marston (R) and *Linda Slocum (…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The council met for its regular meeting Tuesday.
If you missed the meeting, no worries. You can watch it all here.