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 wasnt 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 Bonapartes Retreat has already purchased
their grease trap, but hasnt installed it yet. David Meister
of Meisters Market asked if he would really be required
to put in a grease trap since he didnt 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 towns
sewer system. This matter has been in the hands of attorneys
for several months.
Members of St. Johns 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 surveyors 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.