Lewisburg placing renewal levy on ballot


By Leslie Collins - lcollins@civitasmedia.com



LEWISBURG — During it’s Thursday, April 7, meeting, Lewisburg Village Council, moved forward with placing a renewal tax levy on the upcoming November general election ballot.

The measure is a renewal of a current recreation levy. Council waived a third reading and adopted the placement resolution.

Preble County Emergency Management Director Dave Anderson reported the EMA is going to be updating its hazard mitigation plan and will be hiring a Federal Emergency Management Agency contractor to assist in the process. He requested council sign a statement of interest in participating in “multi-hazard mitigation planning.”

Council members approved a motion authorizing Municipal Manager Jeff Sewert sign the statement on Lewisburg’s behalf.

In other business:

•Sewert reported the Tri-County North art class will display art work at the Community Center for one week in May.

•Council discussed a letter received from the Ohio Department of Commerce stating all alcohol permits in the village will expire June 1. Discussion was held concerning whether there were issues at any the establishments holding permits and whether council needed to take action to have any permits revoked. According to Police Chief Rick McGee, there have been no incidents at any of the establishments. Council voted to not have a hearing regarding the revocation of liquor permits.

•Council voted to hire Stephen Miller as a part-time service worker.

•Donald Wright reported there is a neighbor with a makeshift fence which may be in violation of village code. Sewert said they will look into it.

•Council member Mark Madigan noted, there is an on-going issue with a neighbor who “uses his backyard as a scrap yard.” Sewert reported he spoke with the property owner who said he will remedy the problem.

•It was reported that on tornado siren test day, three of the village’s sirens worked while one did not. Official reported, repairs will be made to the one that didn’t work, and it will be retested.

•Following an executive session, council approved a motion authorizing Sewert to spend up to $5,000 needed to bring a proposal of purchase of real estate to council.

By Leslie Collins

lcollins@civitasmedia.com

Reach Leslie Collins at 937-683-4055 or on Twitter @lcollins_RH.

Reach Leslie Collins at 937-683-4055 or on Twitter @lcollins_RH.

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