City receives grants for Hollyview, Adams water main; signal arms go up

By Karen Cornelius   Council president’s report: Council president Steve Herron called Vermilion City Council to order on Monday night, January 22. There was no correspondence, no law director’s report, no old business, and no audience participation. Herron advised the public to be careful as two sets of traffic lights were out on Liberty Avenue,Continue reading “City receives grants for Hollyview, Adams water main; signal arms go up”

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Council hears update on city projects

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion City Council met on Monday, September 25, and heard about a wrap-up of some city projects from service director Tony Valerius covering Edison Estates, catch basins, and patching of streets.   He stated that as the construction season winds down, he wanted to report on some of the projects that areContinue reading “Council hears update on city projects”

Council applies for waterlines loan; will bid icebreaking, chemicals

By Karen Cornelius Woollybear compliments: Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, September 25. There was no city correspondence, no open to the audience, no law report, and no old business. Councilwoman Barb Brady was absent. City prosecutor Margaret O’Bryon was sitting in for law director Ken Stumphauzer. Council president Steve Herron said he hadContinue reading “Council applies for waterlines loan; will bid icebreaking, chemicals”

Five committees discuss truck routes, Woodside, water main loan

By Karen Cornelius Fire chief’s report/Fire Prevention Week: The Health and Safety Committee of Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, September 18. Fire chief Chris Stempowski reported 16 incidents in August with a total of 178 year-to-date. He informed council members that the roof repair on fire station #1 was complete, but they wouldContinue reading “Five committees discuss truck routes, Woodside, water main loan”

Finance Committee considers borrowing money to replace water mains

By Karen Cornelius Back in May, city engineer Lynn Miggins introduced a 25-year water main replacement program that could cost close to $16 million. Replacing old, corroded water mains is a mandate from the EPA and would eliminate a lot of problems with breaks and service. The question at the time was how to payContinue reading “Finance Committee considers borrowing money to replace water mains”