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”

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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”

Committees continue discussion on food trucks, lateral inspections

By Melanie Williamson The five city council committees met on Monday, October 15, to discuss several ongoing issues, ideas, and ordinances. The committee meetings provide city council members and residents an opportunity to openly discuss the items they have concerns about and ask questions, as well as receive updates from the fire and police departments.Continue reading “Committees continue discussion on food trucks, lateral inspections”

Vermilion city council hears department updates and residents’ concerns

By Melanie Williamson Vermilion City Council met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 1. All council members were in attendance for the meeting, as well as members of the city administration to provide department reports. The meeting started with Gwen Fisher reading a letter council received from resident Neal Norris. In his letter, NorrisContinue reading “Vermilion city council hears department updates and residents’ concerns”

Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council

By Melanie Williamson During the Monday, October 1, city council meeting, Council president Steve Herron invited Vermilion Local Schools District Superintendent Phil Pempin up to address the board regarding the proposed safety and security levy that will be on the November ballot. Pempin stated that the proposed levy will mean approximately $2 per month perContinue reading “Vermilion schools Superintendent explains proposed levy to city council”

City council committees discuss permits, grants, and the Fulper Lot

By Melanie Williamson The five committees of the Vermilion City Council are Health and Safety, Legislative, Finance, Utilities, and Streets, Buildings, and Grounds. All five committees meet for a regular meeting on Monday, September 24, and all councilmen and women were in attendance.   Health and Safety Committee The meeting started with the Health andContinue reading “City council committees discuss permits, grants, and the Fulper Lot”

Council members, police chief, discuss age restrictions for golf carts

  By Melanie Williamson The second item on the legislative agenda was a review of Ordinance 2018-48 concerning golf cart usage in Vermilion. The original discussion concerning the golf cart law was to expand it to include other roadworthy vehicles.  After several meetings, the council decided to make the change. However, on the night ofContinue reading “Council members, police chief, discuss age restrictions for golf carts”

Legislative committee presents rough draft of food truck legislation

By Melanie Williamson The first item on the agenda for the Legislative Committee was the proposed food truck ordinance. Under the leadership of Council-at-Large Monica Stark, Stark and councilman John Gabriel prepared a draft of possible legislation based on the items that have already been discussed. Gabriel introduced the draft stating that to start, theyContinue reading “Legislative committee presents rough draft of food truck legislation”

Ordinance No. 2018 – Mobile Food Services

Below is the full draft of the proposed ordinance regarding food trucks in Vermilion. It was made clear during the Monday, September 24, city council legislative committee meeting that this is a rough draft and that any part of this ordinance may be changed or eliminated. The discussion on this draft will continue at the Monday, October 1,Continue reading “Ordinance No. 2018 – Mobile Food Services”

City council hears multiple concerns and complaints, receives updates

By Melanie Williamson   The Vermilion City council met for a regular meeting on Monday, September 10.   Mayor’s Report: Mayor Jim Forthofer shared several updates during his report. One being that Defense Soap has made its way through the Planning commission with a lot split and should be up for a site plan reviewContinue reading “City council hears multiple concerns and complaints, receives updates”