Napoleon council approved the purchase of some vehicles and equipment during their Monday night meeting. A pickup for the electric department was purchased through the state contract; while a truck for the engineering department was bought locally at Snyder Pontiac Buick Cadillac GMC, due to a lower price. Council also authorized the purchase of a mini-excavator, that will be utilized by the water, sewer, and street departments, at a cost estimated at $79,000, with trade in.
The efficiency-smart rebate program that has worked well for residents purchasing appliances over the years; is also paying dividends for the city of Napoleon. Council passed a resolution Monday by emergency to accept a rebate of $2,000; after Napoleon approved an investment of over $9,100 in new lighting at the operations department building. It’s estimated the cost savings from the new lighting will be about $2,700 each year; with a total payback on the project likely in the third year.
Napoleon Council approved the second reading on the ordinance to establish participation fees for various park and recreation programs in 2013.
A couple of issues were discussed at the Napoleon Council session; but were referred to committee. A review of the city’s EMS transfer rates will go to the Safety and Human Resources committee. And the policy on taking credit or debit cards for payment of services to the city of Napoleon has been sent-on to the Finance and Budget committee.
And Napoleon Council accepted a donation of $750 from the Henry County community foundation; which will go toward maintenance at the Kidz Kingdom.