A street improvement contract was approved by Napoleon city council Monday night for work on Northcrest Circle.  Vern Nagel Construction was awarded the contract at over $355,000; but council is hoping to keep access open on that street for local residents, even if it means more money.


                        And bids will be going-out soon for a construction project to create a parking lot in downtown Napoleon, at the corner of West Main and Perry Streets, where two buildings were torn down several months ago.  The estimated cost for that project ranges from $86,000 to $95,000.


                                    The bid for the job of cleaning Napoleon’s sludge lagoons for the water plant overflow was awarded, at a slight increase over last year.                        Napoleon Council also got an update on the proposed new water treatment plant.  There are still some questions concerning the membrane that will be utilized, since they react differently to river water and reservoir water.  Additional testing is needed on water that comes to the Napoleon plant from the Wauseon Reservoir.


            And the official changing-over of duties as city manager will take place next Wednesday, when Monica Irelan replaces Jon Bisher as full time city manager of Napoleon.