The city of Napoleon is committed to moving forward with plans for a new street that would open development for commercial property along North Scott Street. The parcel is the former Midwest Wood Trim property that is currently owned by First Federal Bank. Napoleon Council talked Monday night about installation of a street, water and sewer lines, and other utilities. Council will be directing officials to negotiate with the property owner, and who ever purchases lots in the subdivision, to help pay for the improvements. Napoleon Council has set aside funds in this year’s budget for those improvements.
There was dialogue for council about a shared-use program with other communities, when it comes to equipment that is expensive but needed rarely. Napoleon might need a second vacuum truck, and could rent it from another city for a week, rather than invest money in a purchase. Or Napoleon could rent some of their equipment to another community.
Napoleon Council directed the law director to come up with legislation concerning this shared-use program.
Council went into executive session to discuss collective bargaining and economic development; but took no action after.
And by suspension of the rules, Napoleon Council approved seeking a Nature-Works grant to help pay for improvements to the pocket park being pursued in downtown Napoleon, in the 100 block of West Washington Street. A local match would likely be required.