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At the Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board meeting of January 21, 2020, Chairman Terry Parker said members from the Harbor View Project subcommittee and the administration had an informal conversation with the ‘Concerned Citizens’ who are working to save the Harbor View Mansion.

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At the Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board meeting of January 21, 2020, Chairman Terry Parker announced that a subcommittee consisting of Parker, Mayor Forthofer, Tony Valerius, Brian Holmes, Bob Cunicella and Marc Weisenberger has been formed to deal with questions about the community pool. They had their first meeting that evening.

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At the Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board meeting of January 21, 2020 Chairman Terry Parker conveyed that when they prepared their five-year capital budget they set aside savings for the beach restrooms.

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At the Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board meeting of January 21, 2020, Marc Weisenberger, Parks Supervisor, provided the board members with a Strategic Plan.

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At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, addressed an email from Councilwoman Barb Brady that suggested wording changes on the definition of a food truck.

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At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, addressed drone draft legislation that Clerk Fisher provided City Council. After review of this legislation, she felt the FAA regulations cover the city’s concerns.

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At the Finance Committee Meeting of January 13, 2020, Amy Hendricks, Finance Director, distributed to City Council a Revenue Budget Worksheet and Fund Details for period ending December 2019.

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At the Utilities Committee Meeting of January 13, 2020, Chris Howard, City Engineer, reported on the decommissioned water tower anchor bolt inspection.

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At the Health & Safety Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Chief Hartung reported the training schedules are in place for his department, so officers will be receiving First Aid/CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator) training in March.

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At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, stated the Administration brought amendments in 2019 for City Council to consider regarding Ordinance 2019-67 (Sweepstakes Cafes).

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The City of Vermilion has secured an ice breaking service for the 2020 season. The current high water levels make timely ice breaking essential to protect the residents and property along the Vermilion River.

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Mayor Forthofer reports that better cell phone reception is on the way for Vermilion's east end. "We are working with Verizon engineers who are being very proactive in making improvements to cell reception in Vermilion's 'dead zone'," stated the mayor.

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