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The issue of whether Napoleon should switch the dispatch service in the city from the police department, to the Henry County Sheriff’s office could go before voters in Napoleon.   Council reviewed their options in this issue during their Monday night meeting, including news from the state ethics board.   That news indicated that two councilman, Patrick McColley and Jeffrey Lankenau, due to their positions in Henry County, are not allowed to vote on any contract issue between Napoleon and the county.   McColley works in the county engineer’s office; while Lankenau serves on the Henry County Board of Elections.            That would leave 5 voting Napoleon Council members; and if that vote is split 3 to 2 either way; it would mean neither side would have a majority of the 7 members. It looks like Napoleon Council will consider legislation to place the dispatch issue on the ballot, sometime in 2014.


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