Mayor seeks new finance director; Bramhall is new city engineering firm

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion City Council met on Tuesday night, January 2. There was a swearing in for all seven council members at 7 p.m. with Vermilion Municipal Court Judge Zack Dolyk doing the honors. An organization and regular meeting was held at 8 p.m. as stipulated by the city charter. After calling the regularContinue reading “Mayor seeks new finance director; Bramhall is new city engineering firm”

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”

City joins lawsuit against state; Safe Routes, flood mapping begin

By Karen Cornelius   Mayor’s report/Pearl Harbor Day: Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, December 4. There was no city correspondence, no audience participation, and no old business. Councilwoman Barb Brady was absent.   Mayor Eileen Bulan thanked every organization in the community that has organized Christmas programs going on all through the holidays.Continue reading “City joins lawsuit against state; Safe Routes, flood mapping begin”

City to regulate Internet BNB rentals, short-term vacation rentals

By Karen Cornelius The Legislative Committee met on Monday night, November 13, and spent some time discussing what to do with AirBNB (bed and breakfast) and short-term vacation rentals. Currently there are no regulations for these temporary rentals by property owners offered over the internet where only a credit card is required. The city doesContinue reading “City to regulate Internet BNB rentals, short-term vacation rentals”

Committees review insurance, budget, street revenue, marijuana ban

By Karen Cornelius Fire chief’s report: The Health and Safety Committee met on Monday night, November 13. Vermilion fire chief Chris Stempowski reported there were 15 incidents in October with 223 total through the year so far. He said this is on par with last year’s calls. The chief said the new helmets have arrivedContinue reading “Committees review insurance, budget, street revenue, marijuana ban”

Council adopts $110,000 note for parking lot, moratorium on marijuana

By Karen Cornelius Mayor’s report/Grand Division lot: Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, November 6, with city engineer Lynn Miggins excused. There were no committee reports, no engineer and law director reports, no audience participation, and no old business.   Mayor Eileen Bulan reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold aContinue reading “Council adopts $110,000 note for parking lot, moratorium on marijuana”

City purchases Grand Division Parking Lot; Flushing hydrants proceed

By Karen Cornelius City correspondence: Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, October 23. City engineer Lynn Miggins was absent, and there was no open to the audience and no old business. Council president Steve Herron read two thank you letters to city council from Edison Estates homeowners thanking them for the street and catchContinue reading “City purchases Grand Division Parking Lot; Flushing hydrants proceed”

Legislative Committee meets to discuss registering rental properties

By Karen Cornelius After Vermilion City Council met on Monday, October 23, the Legislative Committee held a special meeting to discuss one topic, rental registration. Council passed an ordinance to require all rental property owners to register with the city, but questions came up about people renting their homes or rooms over the internet forContinue reading “Legislative Committee meets to discuss registering rental properties”

Street selection planning for 2018 takes surprising turn for the worst

By Karen Cornelius The Streets, Buildings, and Grounds Committee met on Monday night, October 16, to review the rubric for street resurfacing selections for 2018. There had been months of talk about this pre-planning to have council select streets and get started earlier in the new year on bidding and repairing some streets. Then, theContinue reading “Street selection planning for 2018 takes surprising turn for the worst”

Committees review truck routes, Main Street work, flood plain fees

By Karen Cornelius Fire chief’s report/New boats: The Health and Safety Committee met on Monday night, October 16. Vermilion fire chief Chris Stempowski reported there were 30 incidents in September, a jump. It seemed to him the majority were medical calls as first responders. He said they are going up. The year-to-date total incidents throughContinue reading “Committees review truck routes, Main Street work, flood plain fees”