Defiance Local News



Utility customers that cannot pay their bills due to hardship, could get help in the city of Napoleon with a new program approved by city council Monday night.   Napoleon Council passed the first reading of an ordinance to incorporate the ‘rounding-up’ program, which allows residents to designate the cents left-over from rounding-up their utility bills to the nearest whole dollar.                 Council also passed legislation to authorize the city manager to make short-term power purchases, when needed by the city.   Napoleon is short in contracts for the remainder of 2013; but in good shape for the next years.

The contract for processing recycling in Napoleon was awarded to Werlor’s company in Defiance, at a cost of $31 per ton.          And council approved the bid for improvements in the Main Street Parking Lot at close to $47,500.


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