Updated building codes given first reading Monday

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The City of Vermillion is one step closer to updating its building codes for residential and rental housing. At their regular meeting Monday, the Vermillion City Council had the first readings of ordinances adopting the 2012 International Building Code, International Residential Code and International Fire Code, … Read Article

City adopts standards for airport operators

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The Vermillion City Council has adopted an updated set of minimum standards for commercial operators at the Harold Davidson Field Airport. The decision was made at Monday night’s regular meeting, and comes after several months of work, including talks with the current operators and airport manager. … Read Article

Artistic flair used to name streets at Bliss Pointe

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net There was a split – but ultimately successful – decision regarding street names in the Bliss Pointe development at Monday’s city council meeting. As a result of the changes, what was known as West Clark Street will become Rockwell Trail, Spirit Mound Circle will become O’Keefe … Read Article

2012 fire driving up landfill expenses

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The city’s financial report for 2013 reflects continued expenses resulting from the 2012 baler building fire at the Vermillion Landfill. City finance officer Mike Carlson discussed the issue Monday night during a presentation to the Vermillion City Council. “Without the baler, they’ve been open-burying garbage,” Carlson … Read Article