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”

Council discusses problems with stormwater, speeding, parking, Elberta

By Karen Cornelius Stormwater on Liberty: City council’s Utilities Committee met on Monday night, June 12, where councilman Fred Ostrander brought up the stormwater problems coming off Liberty concerning the Erie and Morton roads area. He said there is a six-inch pipe at the end of Erie and an eight-inch toward Portland and six-inches byContinue reading “Council discusses problems with stormwater, speeding, parking, Elberta”

Committees discuss drug legislation, car break-ins, bikes, streets

By Karen Cornelius   Fire chief’s report/fire station #1 problems: The Health and Safety Committee met on Monday night, May 8. Vermilion fire chief Chris Stempowski reported 22 calls in April with a total of 90 so far this year. He said of the 90, there were 79 in the city, 8 in Brownhelm Township,Continue reading “Committees discuss drug legislation, car break-ins, bikes, streets”

Gas station grant, tax review board, flushing hydrants, salt discussed

By Karen Cornelius Mayor/safety director’s report/gas station: Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, May 1. There was no city correspondence, no old business, and no law director’s report. Councilwoman Barb Brady was excused.   Mayor Eileen Bulan gave an update on the Fulper property abandoned gas station grant. She said drilling is scheduled toContinue reading “Gas station grant, tax review board, flushing hydrants, salt discussed”

Council members debate 2017 funding for Streets Maintenance and Repair

By Karen Cornelius When the Finance Committee met on Monday, April 10, to review several 2017 budget items, the bone of contention was the funding for Streets M&R (Maintenance and Repair). The budget expenses were listed at $680,000 which the administration felt were sufficient funds to be spent for street repair/paving materials including a $5,000Continue reading “Council members debate 2017 funding for Streets Maintenance and Repair”