After discussion during their Monday council meeting, the Napoleon governing body voted unanimously to accept the vote of the people in support of keeping dispatch at the police department. That non-binding measure from the primary election indicated the biggest percentage of voters favored the local dispatch operation. Napoleon Council reiterated they will continue to pursue continued improvement in dispatch and all operations in the city.
Napoleon Council approved the third and final reading for sewer rate increases that will go into effect July 1st of this year, creating a total of 24% rate hikes over the next two and a half years.
The Perry Street parking lot construction project was awarded to Hohenbrink Excavating of Ottawa at a cost of $74,465. That option was to go with a concrete surface, which was recommended by the city engineer. That bid is about $20,000 below the engineer’s original estimate for the project. The completion date for the parking lot construction is August 9th.