Napoleon Council met this week, and council members got to take a look at financing options for the new water plant project.
City finance director Greg Heath reported that notes have been secured at one-half-percent interest for the engineering and preliminary costs, which are estimated to be around 2.5 million dollars.
Also this week, a first reading was approved on legislation to apply for community development block grant funds. Another resolution was passed at this week’s meeting, establishing new rates for rescue service that those behind it say will match the Medicare reimbursement rate.
Both of those resolutions were passed by emergency measure.
Council also approved a grant of $6,700 to be used to pay for the replacement of mobile computers in three city police cruisers.
And finally, specs were finalized for the purchase of a new mini excavator.
Council approved that at an estimated $80,000, which includes the trade-in of an existing backhoe.