Napoleon Tavern owner advised to comply
Trick or Treat set for Oct. 31

Cathy May, Contributing Writer

When the inspector from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management inspected the sewer lagoons earlier this year, the town of Napoleon was written up for having too much grease in the lagoon. Because of this, the town passed an ordinance that all restaurants and businesses handling food would have to put in a grease trap.

Town employee Rod Eaton recently inspected the four businesses that are required to have grease traps. Eaton reported to the members of the Napoleon Town Board that Shawn Volz, owner of the Napoleon Tavern, said he wasn’t going to put in a grease trap. Attorney Larry Eaton said they would have to or face severe action. He will send the Napoleon Tavern a letter stating they are required to put in the grease trap or action will be taken which could include a fine and having the county health department close their restaurant.

Rod Eaton said that Bonaparte’s Retreat has already purchased their grease trap, but hasn’t installed it yet. David Meister of Meister’s Market asked if he would really be required to put in a grease trap since he didn’t use a deep fryer. According to Larry Eaton, he would still be required to. The Napoleon Locker was closed when Rod Eaton went by to inspect, but he will stop again.

The town will proceed to force Ida Grow to connect to the town’s sewer system. This matter has been in the hands of attorneys for several months.

Members of St. John’s Lutheran Church approached the board regarding paving property in front and in back of the church. The town is willing to pave the alley behind the church. Board President Tim Brancamp went to the county surveyor’s office and discovered the town owned 67' all around the town square. That is 33 1/2' from the center of the road. The blacktop is only 22' wide. The board expressed their willingness to work with the church on the project.

Trick or Treat will be held on October 31 from 5-7 p.m. A party will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Napoleon Senior Center. The children will be divided into age groups and three prizes will be awarded in each group. Two of the three town board members were in attendance: Tim Brancamp and Bill Vankirk. Attorney Larry Eaton and Clerk-Treasurer Karen Rohlfing were present to advise the board.
The next regular meeting of the board will be Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Napoleon Senior Center.