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”

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Police Blotter

December 18, 2017 12:58- Liberty Ave: Minor 1 car accident. 17:34- 300 Block of Altamont: Vandalism complaint. 19:48- 300 Block of Salem: Squad assist. 20:15- Liberty Ave: Traffic stop with the driver cited for Driving Under Suspension.   December 19, 2017 10:10- 1000 Block of Decatur: Fraud complaint. 10:17- 3500 Block of Liberty: Theft complaint.Continue reading “Police Blotter”

Committees discuss historic district zone, street budget, parking ban

By Karen Cornelius Fire chief’s report: The Health and Safety Committee of city council met on Monday, December 11. Fire chief Chris Stempowski reported 18 incidents in November bringing a total of 241 for the year. He said the bottles used for breathing were tested, and the boats, trailer, and other rescue equipment have allContinue reading “Committees discuss historic district zone, street budget, parking ban”

The life and leadership of John Albert Kaley, pastor of UCC Congregational

By Rich Tarrant During the past several months I’ve been reviewing histories of Vermilion’s old Congregational Church that eventually evolved into the UCC Congregational church in our community. There are two: one written by Lucy Morgan (1855-1932) in 1918, the other by Elizabeth “Betty” Trinter (1917-2008) in 1993. These histories parallel the development of ourContinue reading “The life and leadership of John Albert Kaley, pastor of UCC Congregational”

Bid awarded at $371,460 for Main Street work; Sailorway repair starts

By Karen Cornelius   Main Street from Liberty Avenue to Huron Street will soon be having some improvements. On the eastside of Main, a 12-inch watermain will be installed as an improvement with the old line on the westside of Main abandoned. Once this is done, work will begin on the “Main Street Green InfrastructureContinue reading “Bid awarded at $371,460 for Main Street work; Sailorway repair starts”

City trash pickup changes to Wednesday; community pool opens May 27

By Karen Cornelius   Mayor’s report/trash collection/city pool: Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, May 15, with councilman Frank Loucka absent and city prosecutor Margaret O’Bryon sitting in for law director Ken Stumphauzer. There was no city correspondence, no president’s report, no old business, and no law director’s report.   Mayor Eileen Bulan statedContinue reading “City trash pickup changes to Wednesday; community pool opens May 27”