Charting the Course

By Mayor Eileen Bulan I started writing this column in April of 2010.  It is hard to believe that it has been eight years.  It is also hard to believe that this is my last column. I began my journey with the City of Vermilion in 1980 as Clerk of City Council.  The City Council…

Charting the Course

Now that the holiday season is upon us, I want to encourage everyone to shop local.  In Vermilion, local stores provide the majority of jobs for our residents. Our local shops are very friendly and you will usually be able to find what you are looking for or the shops would be willing to order…

Charting the Course

Every year, on November 11, Veterans Day, the Vermilion Veterans Council organizes events that take place that day.  We are very fortunate to have three veterans’ organizations in Vermilion, American Legion, AMVETS and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW).  Together, they form the Veterans Council. In the daily life of our community, the Veterans Council is…

City ready to go online showing its finances on ohiocheckbook.com

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion City Council met on Monday, October 23, and watched a presentation from a state treasury department representative concerning Vermilion’s readiness to go online and join the ohiocheckbook.com site to show all its financial transactions from 2012 through 2016. Once the city rolls out onto this website, the general public can use…

Charting the Course

By Mayor Eileen Bulan There is a new park levy on the ballot for the City of Vermilion!  This levy will help improve the maintenance of our parks and expand recreational programming. To give a little history, on November 7, 1961, the voters of Vermilion adopted the City Charter which took effect January 1, 1962. …

Charting

By Mayor Eileen Bulan The City of Vermilion works with many entities on a day to day basis to help improve our City.  One of these organizations that we work very closely with is the Erie County Regional Planning Commission.  They help us with our grants and plans for the community.  A part of Regional…

Charting the Course

Every year I write a column thanking all our volunteers.  I wasn’t going to do it again this year except that every time I look outside or go outside, I see someone else volunteering for our community.   I am still amazed about the amount of volunteers we have in our city.  Main Street Vermilion keeps…

Charting the Course

By Mayor Eileen Bulan We do get asked a lot of questions about Vermilion so I thought I would try and answer some of these today. How come there are so many water line breaks? Vermilion’s water lines are very old which makes them susceptible to breaks.  Recently, we have had major breaks because contractors…