Pavilion Food Truck becomes first to be approved under new legislation

  At the Wednesday, April 10, Vermilion Municipal Planning Commission meeting, the board reviewed the conditional use permit requested by Tim Pence of Pence Lake Erie Lanes for a mobile food unit. Jeremy Crawford and Joe Jesko co-owners of the “The Pavilion Food Truck” were present to represent Tim Pence who applied for a conditionalContinue reading “Pavilion Food Truck becomes first to be approved under new legislation”

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Port Authority looks at events, budget, and needed repairs for 2019

The Vermilion Port Authority met for their first regular meeting of the 2019 season on Monday, February 4, at the South Street Boat Ramp Office. Port Operations Manager Bill Yancar entertained a motion for a Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2019. In response to that, Terry Somers nominated Randy Strauss as Chairman and Dr. DaveContinue reading “Port Authority looks at events, budget, and needed repairs for 2019”

Council members and administration discuss variety of sidewalk issues

By Melanie Williamson When the Streets, Buildings and Grounds Committee met on Monday, February 11, their agenda included three separate issues all pertaining to sidewalks. The first of the three issues was regarding the ODOT requirements for a safe pedestrian crossing for the Route 6 overpass and the new plan to have sidewalks installed alongContinue reading “Council members and administration discuss variety of sidewalk issues”

Planning commission approves conditional use guidelines for food trucks

Councilman John Gabriel provided the members of the planning commission with guidelines for conditional use per Ordinance 2018-63 “Mobile Food Units.” He explained that council had multiple meetings to discuss the food truck legislation. He said per the ordinance, property owners will need to come before the planning commission for conditional use approval. Chapter 872.02Continue reading “Planning commission approves conditional use guidelines for food trucks”

Council committees discuss several ongoing city projects with administration

By Melanie Williamson The five city committees met on Monday, February 11. The Legislative Committee, however, had nothing on the agenda to discuss. The meeting started with the Health & Safety Committee, which included reports from Vermilion Fire Department Chief Chris Stempowski and Vermilion Police Department Chief Chris Hartung. Health and Safety Committee Stempowski reportedContinue reading “Council committees discuss several ongoing city projects with administration”

Planning Commission asked to look at issue of medical marijuana in Vermilion

Councilman John Gabriel explained the Vermilion City Council is operating under a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana. He said the planning commission should start thinking about this issue because if medical marijuana becomes completely legal and open in Ohio; then this board will have a big decision and input as to whether it will beContinue reading “Planning Commission asked to look at issue of medical marijuana in Vermilion”

Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer You and I may love Vermilion. But the past couple weeks of coping with winter have stressed out residents and city workers alike. VPD Police Chief Hartung appreciates the cooperation of the citizens who respected the emergency warnings during the Level 3 snow storm the weekend of the 19th& 20th. CommunityContinue reading “Mayor’s Notes”

City receives much needed good news for the debt restructuring plan

By Melanie Williamson Since Amy Hendricks took the position of finance director for the city of Vermilion in early 2018, she has faced an uphill battle sorting out the city’s complicated financial situation. One of the many steps she has taken is to look at options in restructure the city’s debt in order to payContinue reading “City receives much needed good news for the debt restructuring plan”

Port discusses end of year finances and possibility of an ADA restroom

The Vermilion Port authority met on Thursday, October 11, for a regular monthly meeting. All members were in attendance as well as port operations manager Bill Yancar and city council representative Frank Loucka. The port authority received correspondence from a Gary Pildner of Rocky River complimenting them on the installation of the kayak launching facility.Continue reading “Port discusses end of year finances and possibility of an ADA restroom”

City council receives department updates from administrators, continues food truck discussion

The Vermilion City Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 22. The meeting started with Gwen Fisher sharing an email the council received from Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board President Terry Parker in response to comments made by resident Homer Taft at a previous council meeting. Taft questioned why the parks board seemedContinue reading “City council receives department updates from administrators, continues food truck discussion”