8.29.18 | Northfield News
An article in the Northfield News "Learn about the Cannon River Civic Center at upcoming event" invites area residents to the Imminent Brewing info night happening Wednesday, August 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
8.27.18 | KYMN
KYMN news includes information about the upcoming info session at Imminent Brewing: "Informational meeting on Ice Arena/Civic Center."
The Cannon River Civic Center Advisory Committee is hosting an informational event and Q & A session on Wednesday, August 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Imminent Brewing in downtown Northfield (519 Division Street South). The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Brett Reese, convener of the Cannon River Civic Center Advisory Committee, says, "With the Cannon River Civic Center's multi-purpose facility proposal appearing on the Northfield and Dundas ballots this November, we want to do everything we can to provide the information community members need to make an informed decision. We feel this is a win-win proposal, but, ultimately, each voter has to make up his or her own mind. The evening's program will include a bit of history about the project, what the plans are, how it will be financed, and the vision for its impact."
Earlier this summer, Northfield and Dundas city councils voted to move the Cannon River Civic Center public-private financing proposal to the voters this November. Visions for the multi-purpose facility include two sheets of ice, flexible event and recreational spaces, art displays, a community room, and a connection to the Mill Towns Trail, among other things. The plan is expected to benefit the Northfield and Dundas communities for generations to come.
The cost to build the Cannon River Civic Center is expected to be $21.2 million. The public-private financing partnership includes: 1) Seven acres of donated land, valued at roughly $800,000; 2) Northfield and Dundas residents approving a 1/2 cent local option sales tax generating $7 million or more over 20 years. An additional $3 million or more will be generated to support parks, trails and recreational facilities in Northfield and Dundas; 3) Northfield residents approving an increase in property taxes to generate $8.8 million over a 20-year term; 4) $2 million generated from a Mighty Ducks Grant, naming rights, advertising, and the sale of the existing arena; 5) $3.4 million privately raised by dedicated members of our community.
Under the current proposal, Northfield residents with a $200,000 home will see a property tax increase of $7.50 per month. Dundas residents will not see any property tax increases.
Once built, the Cannon River Civic Center is expected to operate profitably and generate $1.8 million in economic impact from hockey tournaments alone.
8.24.18 | Imminent Brewing
Info Night 8.29.18
8.24.18 | KYMN
8.21.18 | Northfield News
Ryan Torbenson writes a guest column titled "We need the Cannon River Civic Center" for the Northfield News.
6.20.18 | KYMN
A news update after the Northfield City Council's unanimous approval to include the Cannon River Civic Center on the November 6 ballot. Read or Listen >>
6.20.18 | KYMN
6.19.18 | Northfield News
Northfield News' Our View column features the Cannon River Civic Center: "If it's going to pass, Civic Center supporters must make their case."
Coverage after the Northfield City Council's unanimous approval to include the Cannon River Civic Center on the November 6 ballot: "Northfield council agrees to put Civic Center sales tax and bond referendum on ballot." Read >>
6.19.18 | Northfield news
6.14.18 | KYMN
KYMN news provides an update on the Cannon River Civic Center: "Civic Center/Ice Arena ballot question."
6.11.18 | KYMN
KYMN provides a news update on the Cannon River Civic Center: "Nfld Council ponders ballot question on Civic Center."
6.7.18 | Northfield news
Coverage after the Northfield City Council's first meeting about proposed language for the November 6 ballot: "From ice arena to Cannon River Civic Center: advocates look to market project to community." Read >>
5.4.18 | KYMN
Chris Sorenson, immediate past president of the Northfield Hockey Association and member of the Ice Arena Advisory Board, discusses details about the Cannon River Civic Center on The Wayne Eddy Affair. Listen >>