Council to consider “Do Not Knock” list for solicitors; fire chief to recruit

By Karen Cornelius Fire chief’s report/new station/recruitment: The Health and Safety Committee met on Monday night, April 9. Fire chief Chris Stempowski reported 23 incidents in March with a total for the year so far at 48. He said firefighters have been meeting about replacing fire station #1 and have put their heads together consideringContinue reading “Council to consider “Do Not Knock” list for solicitors; fire chief to recruit”

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Surprise, disappointment, frustration describe city budget work session

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion City Council held a public hearing on farmland applications and an executive session on personnel on Monday night, February 26. Following, there was a special Vermilion City Council Finance Work Session on the 2018 general fund budget expenditures. The session took a difficult turn when there were no actual numbers available.Continue reading “Surprise, disappointment, frustration describe city budget work session”

Stormwater committee discusses new budget and possible projects

The stormwater advisory committee met on Monday, November 20. Liberty Stormwater Issues: The meeting started with questions for the city engineer Lynn Miggins regarding costs of a potential storm sewer outfall project that would cover from Liberty Ford to Liberty Auto Wash on Liberty and North to Elberta Road. Miggins explained that the estimate wasContinue reading “Stormwater committee discusses new budget and possible projects”

Contractor gets longer deadline for North Main Street construction

By Karen Cornelius The Streets, Buildings, and Grounds Committee met on Monday night, September 18, and passed a motion to prepare legislation to give contractor, Abraham-Miller Excavating, an extended deadline until December 31, 2017 for the construction project on North Main Street. Unfortunately for residents and businesses, this street going north to Lake Erie willContinue reading “Contractor gets longer deadline for North Main Street construction”

Report on water plant intake is good news; parks levy goes forward

By Karen Cornelius   Committee reports/stormwater meeting: Vermilion City Council met on Monday, July 17. There was no correspondence, no council president or law director’s reports, and no old business. Under committee reports, councilman Fred Ostrander wanted to comment that Vermilion has lost a dear friend, Diane Chesnut, who did so many small and largeContinue reading “Report on water plant intake is good news; parks levy goes forward”

Vermilion City Council votes to approve several upcoming projects

By: Melanie Williamson Vermilion City Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, June 19. During the meeting, councilmembers provided updates from the committee meetings, which were held on Monday, June 12, before delving into new business and updates from other city offices. Mayor Eileen Bulan started her report by thanking the Vermilion Chamber ofContinue reading “Vermilion City Council votes to approve several upcoming projects”