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Ohio Edison will be conducting inspections of area power lines and structures this week in Lorain County, weather permitting, according to Mayor Forthofer. “For efficiency, they are using a small helicopter,” stated the mayor. “It will hover and circle around the area.”

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oucka conveyed that late last year the mayor gave a presentation regarding the condition of the City’s 6,350 water meters that serve residential and commercial customers.

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At the Health & Safety Committee Meeting Of February 10, 2020, Chairman Brian Holmes congratulated Police Chief Hartung and Sergeant Holmes on completing 14 months of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program (CLEE).

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At the Health & Safety Committee Meeting Of February 10, 2020, Fire Chief Stempowski reported the department responded to 15 incidents in January.

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The City of Vermilion Police Department (VPD) is warning Vermilion residents that once again there is a rise in vehicle entry thefts throughout the City. These thefts are occurring in the middle of the night in various neighborhoods, most recently VOL and the Indian Ridge Estate.

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The City of Vermilion Police Department announces Chief Hartung and Sgt. Holmes have graduated from the 24th class of the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program through the Law Enforcement Foundation and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 Mayor Forthofer addressed comments to Council from the December 2, 2019 meeting by Mr. and Mrs. Winningham.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 Mayor Forthofer reported that another East Liberty Avenue Corridor cleanup is occurring. Kevin Boggs, owner of George's Roofing, has purchased the property at 2350 Liberty.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 Mayor Forthofer reported that the Administration and the Parks Board is working with Western Reserve Land Conservancy to source funding necessary to start work on the Main Street Beach Development Project.

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Amy Hendricks, Finance Director, reported at the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 that the initial draft of the 2020 Budget and Certificate of Estimated Resources was provided on January 28 was up for First Reading.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 Mayor Forthofer reported that the Firehouse One Committee met with Marker Construction on Friday Jan 24th. Open bidding results were discussed. A revised cost estimate, still under $4 million, was also discussed.

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A third reading of a Sweepstakes Terminal Cafes Ordinance took place at the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020. Ordinance 2019-67 would have amended Section 878.04 (a) and (C) entitled "License Fees" of Chapter 878 entitled "Sweepstakes Terminal Cafes".

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