After discussion at the economic development committee of Napoleon City Council, the full council approved the recommendation to commit funds for the new multi-purpose building proposed at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The method of commitment is to allow a reduction in electric rates for the fairgrounds, with a cap of $20,000 per year, for a four-year period. That could mean the city is committing up to $80,000 over that span, to help pay toward a new facility that can be utilized year-round at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The hope is this building will generate big events to draw visitors to Napoleon and Henry County. The commitment received unanimous support of Napoleon City Council.
In other action, Napoleon Council approved joining a nationwide lawsuit being brought against several pharmaceutical companies that produce opioids. It’s estimated Napoleon council receive between $28,000 to $40,000 if the settlement is approved. And Napoleon Council went into executive session to discuss hiring of personnel; but no action was taken.