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The City of Vermilion Police Department (VPD) will once again participate in the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Program. Prescription medications can be dropped off at the VPD Station on Saturday April 24, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm. Prescription medications that are old or no longer needed, over the counter medications, or pet medications can be dropped off.

Have you tried the City of Vermilion's newest 24/7 communication tool, TextMyGov? The City of Vermilion is using it to collect updated contact information for the Utility Department. By texting UPDATE to (440) 578-7800 and following the prompts, you can provide your current phone number and email address. The new meter system is ready to begin providing data on accounts that may be having abnormal usage.

The City of Vermilion Police Department (VPD), on a fairly regular basis, receives a specific type of a fraud complaint and completes a report. These complaints have many different scenarios, but they are all typically proceeded by an unsolicited email or phone call stating that there is some type of issue with a type of account that the user holds, i.e. an Amazon, Ebay, IRS, etc. account.

Last week, Mayor Forthofer and Service Director Valerius presented Fire Chief Stempowski with a Certificate of Occupancy and the keys to the new Fire Station #1. The COO states that the new building meets all codes and ordinances and is safe for occupancy. "Over the next few months Chief Stempowski and the firefighters will be moving equipment and vehicles from the old Station #1 on Ohio St and Station #3 at the Service Center," stated Mayor Forthofer.

The City of Vermilion Police Department is reminding Vermilion residents that the overnight parking ban begins December 1st and is in effect until March 31st. Warnings will be issued for the first week. Also, another reminder that parking on the fire hydrant side of the street is illegal throughout the City. During the period from December 1 of each year to March 31 of each succeeding year, no person shall park a motor vehicle on public streets and thoroughfares in the City.

High winds stretched the resources of our safety and service departments. The Fire Department toned out 21 personnel and every truck in the fleet. The VPD assigned all available resources to the storm and dispatch was flooded. The Service Department had all available personnel and vehicles out for work. The requests ranged from trees down across roads tangled with live wires, to gas lines ripped away from houses and trees against houses. A trampoline apparently became airborne and landed on a transformer causing an outage.

The City is converting to a new Emergency Text Alert System. Signup to receive important alerts about city emergency services, utility disruptions, safety matters and other urgent information. Your information will not be sold and you will receive no advertisements. Signup by texting VERMILION1 to 91896. You will receive a confirmation text asking you to text YES to verify opt-in. Text STOP to remove yourself from the list anytime.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted have announced that the administration, in partnership with the General Assembly, is developing a package of more than $419.5 million CARES Act funding to help Ohioans. This package includes funding for small businesses, restaurants and bars, hospitals, higher education, arts, nonprofits, and low-income Ohioans impacted financially by the pandemic.

Counties may go red, COVID cases may increase, but the City of Vermilion is still having outdoor Trick or Treat from 5 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, October 31, according to Mayor Forthofer. Is this safe? “Health Department officials advise me that outdoor trick or treating is a reasonable risk,” stated the mayor. “Indoor parties of any kind carry an unacceptable risk.”

Operation Medicine Cabinet - DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back will take place at the City of Vermilion Police Department on October 24, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Halloween has been set for October 31 for the little goblins to roam the City of Vermilion neighborhoods from 5 pm to 7 pm, according to Mayor Forthofer. The Erie County Health Department suggests these guidelines; *No indoor parties. *Don't travel in groups larger than 10. *Don't put out help-yourself buckets of candy. (Too many little hands.) *Sit outside of your house to hand out candy.

At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, Councilman Frank Loucka announced the Port Authority has been working on a proposed project since 2012 and this year it has finally come to fruition. The project is the ADA Addition and Improvement of the restroom at the South Street Launch Ramp. Loucka said it will cost around $32,000, and monies will come from Duck Dash donations.