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When the temperature plummeted in January, energy costs started soaring; and it looked like customers were going to take a big hit.   Most did; but the city of Napoleon held the line for their customers; and at the Monday night meeting of council, a self-funded rate levelization program was initiated.   That kept Napoleon city electric customers from paying an additional $116,000 in energy costs; with the money fronted by the city’s electric fund reserves.                            Napoleon Council approved the specs for a construction project on Northcrest Circle, set for this summer, estimated at close to $375,000.   A block grant through HenryCounty could pay for about $30,000 of that cost.                 And a contract was approved with Stantec Engineering to handle a sewer study covering VanHyning, Riverview, and Front Street areas of the city.  That payment will be $399,500.                   


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