North Lewisburg receives update on spring cleanup

By Nick Walton -

NORTH LEWISBURG – An update on the village’s recent community cleanup was provided during Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Mayor Cheryl Hollingsworth thanked Village Administrator Andy Yoder and street superintendent Bart Stokes for their work during the village spring cleanup, April 29 to May 5.

Yoder said trash totaling 21.47 tons was removed from the village with nine or 10 dumpsters leaving the village. He said this was about the same as last year’s cleanup.

Hollingsworth added Yoder and the Mechanicsburg Police Department spent April 29 conducting a drug take-back event for unused/unwanted medication. Yoder said about 30 pounds worth of items were removed during the event.

Mosquito spraying

Due to the weather, Yoder said, A-1 ABLE Pest Doctors postponed mosquito spraying from May 5 to Friday. Spraying then will continue on the regular schedule.

The remaining spraying dates for the year are May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.

Yoder noted the county health district applied for a mosquito control grant with the Ohio EPA as it did last year. Yoder said this grant allowed the village to be reimbursed for their expenses for mosquito spraying.

Yoder said he learned the county was approved again this year for the grant meaning there is a good chance the village will be able to recoup funds spent on mosquito spraying.

In other action:

•Yoder stated the village will perform hydrant flushing the week of May 15 through 19. Residents may experience discoloration and low water pressure.

•Hollingsworth said the North Lewisburg Community Health Event scheduled for May 6 was canceled due to high wind and rain. She added the event will be rescheduled this summer so children will have an opportunity to get required school immunizations.

•Hollingsworth said she is seeking volunteers for the Memorial Day parade in the village and asked any interested people to contact her. Hollingsworth said the parade will form at 9:45 a.m. on May 29 in front of Carter’s Auto Service on East Townsend Street. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and services will be held at the monument at 10:30 a.m.

•Mechanicsburg Police Officer Cole Piatt informed council that during April the village had 84 traffic stops including 37 resulting in citations, took two crash reports both resulting in citations, and had two arrests during the month.

•Hollingsworth informed the infrastructure committee the village has given water/wastewater superintendent Trevor Clark permission to begin repairs of the wastewater facility, replacing floors, windows and screens.

•The North Lewisburg branch of the Champaign County Library will hold its LEGO Club on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. The village branch will hold Family Fun Night on May 15 at 6:30 p.m. and will include stories, games, snacks and crafts. The village branch will hold Family Movie Night on May 20 with a showing of “Monster Trucks” at 6 p.m. The doors will open for the movie at 5:30 p.m.

•Hollingsworth said Triad Superintendent Chris Piper and Stacey Logwood from the Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Board of Logan and Champaign Counties will be at June’s village council meeting to provide an update on the school district’s developmental assets in the community.

By Nick Walton

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.