NAPOLEON COUNCIL APPROVES CHANGES IN YARD WASTE

Look for changes in a number of areas coming from the Napoleon City Council meeting Monday night.   The third and final reading was passed on legislation to require a charge for use of the Napoleon yard waste site for those not living in the city, and for city residents that are not regular city refuse customers.

A first reading was approved on an ordinance to transfer two parcels to the Henry County CIC.  The land is located along Scott Street near Taco Bell, and would be utilized by a Toledo developer to build a gas station and carryout that would include a restaurant.

On a second reading, Napoleon Council passed the measure to place a bond issue before voters in May to raise money for a new swimming pool complex.  That passed by a vote of 5 to 2, and goes to a third reading at the next council session.

There was discussion about renewing city’s contract with the Henry County CIC.  Funding is proposed at $35,400, which is down 7% from the previous year, due to a tighter budget and lower income tax revenues.

                   Napoleon Council went into executive session to discuss compensation of personnel.  They came-out of that session and approved a 2% wage increase for non-bargaining employees for 2019.  That affects 43 staff members.

Proposals to raise rental rates for the park shelterhouses, and a new rate for golf outings at the Napoleon golf course were both sent to committee for more discussion.

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