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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 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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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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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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Mayor Forthofer reports that the construction taking place on the south side of Liberty Avenue on the east end of Vermilion is a lager gas line installation. “The construction activity on the south side of Liberty around Defense Soap/German's Villa is the Gas Company,” stated the mayor. “This is a good sign of Vermilion's eastern development.”

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The City of Vermilion Police Department is warning Vermilion, Ohio citizens of a new, local gift card scam. Vermilion St. Mary’s is NOT requesting anyone to purchase gift cards for one of their members.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020, Mayor Forthofer provided reports on the Mapleview Ditch, Dead Cell Zone Progress, the City's IT, Fire House 1, Defense Soap, Joint Health Care Committee, Labor Negotiations, and Tom Pesek.

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0, Tony Valerius, Service Director, advised Vermilion citizens that Columbia Gas is replacing the gas main on Liberty Avenue near the Hazelwood intersection.

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At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020, Amy Hendricks, Finance Director, reported that updated property values will provide an estimated $28,000 in additional real estate tax revenue for 2020.

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The new Vermilion City Council was sworn in on January 2, 2020 by Judge Dolyk. Council Rep Emily Skahen is Council's newest rep, being elected to the seat previously held by John Gabriel. Council members are: President: Steve Herron; At Large: Monica Stark.

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