Northfield: the best US city for well-rounded retirement

October 29th, 2014 by Mary Schmelzer

Northfield has recently been named the best city in the U.S. for a well-rounded retirement, according to MONEY Magazine.

Well, now the secret is out! But what they didn’t say in the article is that it is a great town for those who belong to any age group.

Here is the article and some feedback from our local newspaper.

And here is the original article.

Whether you are contemplating a move to our area or already live here, VIVUS is available to help make your home the best retreat in your corner of the world.

Downtown Northfield's Bridge Square, (Photo courtesy of Northfield News website)

Downtown Northfield’s Bridge Square, (Photo courtesy of Northfield News website)

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Red Tape and Green Power

October 3rd, 2008 by Peter Schmelzer

The Network for New Energy Choices has prepared “Taking the Red Tape out of Green Power”, compiled as a resource to help governments understand and correct obstacles to small renewable electricty generation. (Link to PDF Document)

As Northfield rewrites is Zoning Ordinance and puts the finishing touches on its Comprehensive Plan, this will serve as a good resource. Two facts are presented about transitioning to renewable electrical generation: it is not about funding expensive demonstrations of technology; and strong commitment by local officials is vital to making it possible. Obstacles for both solar power and wind power are listed and discussed. Homeowner’s Associations also get some attention. For those with less time to read all 108 pages, skip to Chapter 4 which focuses on recommendations.

Both former Secretary of State George Schulz and former Vice President Al Gore hit regulatory obstacles last year as they tried to install solar panels on their houses.

Consider this a call to action for Northfield staff and citizens to smooth the path for development of renewable energy in and around Northfield.

Source: The Angle

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