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A move toward studying electric rates and the cost of services for the electric department in the city of Napoleon was approved on a third reading by Napoleon Council Monday night.  That means Napoleon will contract with Courtney and Associates of Findlay, to see if some adjustments in electric rates are warranted.   The wildcard in the electric rate debate is the cost that Napoleon incurs to buy the electric power they pass-on to residents and businesses.   And it looks like Napoleon has a variety of sources for electric power contracted over the next decade, including wind, solar, hydro-electric and coal.                    A first reading was approved on legislation to contract with Metalink for their use of the city’s water tower off East Riverview, to place an antenna for communications.              But an ordinance to submit an Issue-2 grant application for the Petro Truck stop expansion was tabled.

Napoleon City council went into executive session with Municipal Judge Amy Rosebrook to discuss personnel compensation; but no action was taken.

Napoleon is moving forward with plans for a utility bill assistance program; and will likely consider action on that program in the next council meeting or two.                    Council approved specs for the next construction project on the docket in Napoleon- a sewer line project on Kennilworth, at an estimated cost of $325,000.   A grant of up to $225,000 is available for that work.

And look for legislation coming soon regarding formation of a consortium to join Napoleon in financing a new water treatment plant.   Some verbal agreements were being sought from Liberty Center along with the Henry County Regional Water and Sewer District.              


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