With declining numbers in the city population over the past two decades, Napoleon Council is hoping to turn that trend around. Council is asking for legislation soon on a proposal to place a moratorium on fees for new home construction. They are hoping the move will lead to more residential buildings going up, with Napoleon population declining by about 10% since 2000. The bid for the Industrial Drive rebuild has been awarded to Vern Nagel Construction, at a cost of about 3.2 million dollars. That’s significantly under the engineer’s estimate of 3.9 million. Work is likely to get underway this spring, from American Road to the Railroad tracks.
And Napoleon Council approved spending over $25,000 to repair the waterline located under the Maumee River Bridge on Perry Street. The other half of the project will be completed next year.