Napoleon gives details of budget

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

A public hearing was held on the 2008 budget at the August meeting of the Napoleon Town Board. The total budget is $46,085. That is broken down into several funds: General Fund, $29,880; local roads and streets, $2,700; motor vehicle highway, $10,500 and EDIT $3,005. No one from the public appeared for the hearing.

In other business, Earl King approached the members of the town board about having the alley vacated between Monroe and Jackson streets. King is making an offer on a house on Monroe Street and would like to add a sunroom to the house.

The board had agreed several years ago to the same request from another homeowner and believes the alley may have already been vacated. They will check with Attorney Larry Eaton on the matter. King is moving to Napoleon to be nearer the Honda plant in Greensburg where he will start work soon.

The board asked Rod Eaton to inspect the establishments in town that are required to have grease traps. There was discussion about some of the areas in town that Eaton is mowing but does not belong to the town. The board told him to continue mowing the areas because it does make the town look better. The new flag pole at the Napoleon Senior Center has now been installed.

All three town board members, Tim Brancamp, Bill Vankirk, and Gerry Linarducci were present. Clerk Treasurer Karen Rohlfing was also present to advise the board. The next regular meeting of the Napoleon Town Board is scheduled for September 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Napoleon Senior Center.