Mayor’s Notes – May 30, 2019

By Mayor Jim Forthofer Last week, our heroic middle school teachers took their students on the annual town walk. They visit the water plant, police department, downtown merchants and…the Mayor’s office among other places. EVERY group asks me the same question, “What is your favorite thing about being mayor?” I always say, “You are.” And…

Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer Woollybear is uniquely Vermilion. It swells our population tenfold for one day every year. Some residents participate, some hunker down. Either way it is a tremendous shot in the arm for Vermilion’s image. While I was standing on the street Sunday, waiting for my part in the big show, no less…

Mayor’s Notes

Mayor’s Notes, June 14th The warm weather puts people in contact with our police officers more frequently at festivals, in parks and on the water. Occasionally, questions about the Vermilion Police Department will reach my office. I will try to answer a few of the broader questions I am asked aboutour VPD.   Can’t we…

Charting the Course

By Mayor Eileen Bulan I started writing this column in April of 2010.  It is hard to believe that it has been eight years.  It is also hard to believe that this is my last column. I began my journey with the City of Vermilion in 1980 as Clerk of City Council.  The City Council…

Charting the Course

By Mayor Eileen Bulan We do get asked a lot of questions about Vermilion so I thought I would try and answer some of these today. How come there are so many water line breaks? Vermilion’s water lines are very old which makes them susceptible to breaks.  Recently, we have had major breaks because contractors…

Charting the Course

By: Mayor Eileen Bulan I thought today I would bring you up-to-date on many of our many upcoming projects in Vermilion this year. In 2010, the City of Vermilion received a grant to replace the Highbridge Road Bridge. This grant was funded through the Ohio Department of Transportation for 80% of the cost. We also…

Charting the Course

By: Mayor Eileen Bulan As our City tax dollars diminish every year, it is necessary for the City of Vermilion to find different ways to save money and to work together with other entities. The City of Vermilion is quite unique because we are located in two counties, Erie and Lorain and two school districts,…

Charting the Course

By: Mayor Eileen Bulan This week I wish to explain the unavoidable need for an increase in our water rates.  It is critical that Vermilion continue these services and we must generate the necessary funds to do so. The City of Vermilion water and sewer funds are called enterprise funds and that means that they…