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Mayor Jim Forthofer has issued the following statement regarding the coronovirus pandemic and city operations and response: All administration employees are committed to the continuation of uninterrupted essential services to the residents and businesses of Vermilion during this pandemic. These services include police, fire, ambulance, water, wastewater and clear roads.

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At the Streets, Buildings & Grounds Committee meeting on March 9, 2020, Mayor Forthofer conveyed that Peter Zwick of the Lorain County Engineer’s communicated that within the next 30 days, or slightly thereafter, they should start breaking ground on the Mapleview Ditch Project.

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The Erie County Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) program, in partnership with the cities of Sandusky, Huron and Vermilion, offers no-cost home repairs and rehabilitations to income-eligible Erie County homeowners.

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City of Vermilion Mayor Forthofer has issued the following statement regarding the Coronavirus: If you live in the City of Vermilion, Lorain or Erie County, you are served by the Erie County Health Department.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, March 2, 2020 Mayor Forthofer stated that in the past, both the Law Director and the IT Advisors have explained that it is advisable for City Council members to use a City email account for City and Council related business.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, March 2, 2020 Amy Hendricks, Finance Director, provided City Council with a revised copy of the Appropriations and Certificate of Estimated Resources, which must be submitted to the County by March 15, 2020.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020, Mayor Forthofer reported on high water, future ice, the Coronavirus, Fire Department exercises, and cell phone reception.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020, Amy Hendricks, Finance Director, provided City Council with the most recent revisions of the Appropriations and Certificate of Estimated Resources, which must be submitted to the County by March 15, 2020.

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Mayor Forthofer reports that the City of Vermilion is going out to bid for contractors to replace Highbridge Road from the Bridge to Brownhelm Station Road.

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At the Streets, Buildings & Grounds Committee meeting of February 10, 2020, Mayor Forthofer provided a power point presentation to Council on the plans of the Fulper Lot.

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At the Streets, Buildings & Grounds Committee meeting of February 10, 2020, Terry Parker, Chairman of the Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board, explained they have created a subcommittee to the Parks Board.

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Mayor Forthofer has proposed a plan to Vermilion City Council to convert the vacant lot at Liberty and Grand Streets in downtown Vermilion into a paved parking lot.

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