NAPOLEON COUNCIL APPROVES CONTRACT TO DESIGN NEW WATER PLANT
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The first reading on a resolution to hire Jones and Henry for design work on the new water plant for Napoleon was approved by city council Monday night. That plant would also include participation from LibertyCenter and the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District. The price-tag for that design work is just over 1.9 million dollars.
And with a variety of grant dollars being sought for the construction of the project; the overall cost is still up-in-the-air. That will likely impact the assessment amount for each property owner; until a final cost is nailed down.
Napoleon Council approved specs for some drainage and stone work that will be needed, when those buildings on Perry Street, adjacent to the Main Street parking lot are torn down. That cost is estimated at $40,000.
A third and final reading was approved on the ‘rounding-up’ program for utility bills in Napoleon. This allows residents to offer the cents left-over from rounding-up their payments to the nearest dollar, to be set-aside for a caring fund, for those that cannot pay their utility bills.
The question of raising the requirement for bid projects in Napoleon from 25,000 to $30,000 was sent back to committee for more discussion. A budget request for next year from the Henry County CIC was also sent to the finance and budget committee.
And Napoleon Council has approved the recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Committee, setting trick or treat night on Thursday, October 31st, from 6 till .