English Burnett, Editor
Jodi Comer of Southeastern Indiana Regional
Planning Commission (SIRPC) came before the Napoleon Town Council
at their regular meeting September 9 with information concerning
the storm water drainage project the town is working on.
Council members unanimously agreed to pay $8000 to Midwestern
Engineers for easement preparation concerning the storm water
Comer presented each member with a contract to sign that contained
information about the final design on bid specifications and
an inspection, along with other pertinent information about
The total estimated project cost is $980,525.00 with $151,000
budgeted for engineering and oversight for construction of the
The estimated time frame for the work to be done is next summer.
Comer explained the plan is to begin construction in the spring
of 2010 and have the project completed by the fall of the same
In other business the council agreed to waive the penalties
and fines that have mounted since the process began to have
Ida Grow comply with hooking on to the towns sewage system.
Grow had refused to hook up and instead used a private septic
system. It was noted if the penalties and fines were levied
against Grow, it could amount to several thousand dollars. She
could be charged $500 per day for each day she was in violation.
The process has been going on for at least a year.
The council will however require that Grow pay attorney fees
they have incurred throughout the process with their attorney
The final adoption of the 2010 budget for the town was heard.
The proposed budget had been submitted to the Ripley County
Council, who had recommended amendments to the original document.
The council voted unanimously to adopt the original prepared
budget with no amendments.
All town council members were in attendance along with town
employee Rod Eaton, and Karen Rohlfing, clerk-treasurer and
Larry Eaton, attorney for the town.
The next regular council meeting will be held October 14 at
7 p.m. at the Napoleon Senior Center.