Sidewalks and streets were on the minds of Napoleon City Council Tuesday for their first meeting in September. Council approved the plans for the Ohio Street waterline replacement, estimated at $630,000. The work could begin yet this year; but there’s also an option to dig in 2018. The deadline for wrap-up is May of next year, and the project will be going out to bid soon. A resident raised concerns about the lack of a sidewalk in the stretch of Glenwood between Kenilworth and Bales Road, on the west side near the gymnastics academy. The issue will go before the Napoleon Municipal Properties Committee for more discussion.
New fees for the fire department and rescue will be put into ordinance soon, including any other department utilizing the new fire training facility. There will not be a fee for fire department response to traffic accidents, but the rescue service charge will remain the same. And Napoleon Council appointed member Dan Baer and mayor Jason Maassel to terms on the Henry County CIC board.