North Lewisburg meeting moved to Nov. 9


NORTH LEWISBURG – The village council will hold its next meeting the day after Election Day.

During Tuesday’s regular meeting, Village Administrator Andy Yoder informed council the next scheduled meeting was on Nov. 8, which would conflict with the election.

Council agreed to hold the next meeting on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.

Council forms committee

Council formed a committee to consider an ordinance for rental units and deposits after a concern was brought before council.

Richard Lada informed council he has purchased property from Keith Castle since 2012. During the transfer of properties, utilities were also transferred such as water which Lada said previously water cost $100 per deposit.

In July he purchased 18 units.

“When I went to transfer the water utility to these buildings I was expecting to pay at least $100 per address as I had done previously,” Lada said. “But it was to my surprise that Mr. Yoder had stated that now I have to pay $100 per door.”

Lada stated this was not in line with what he paid historically for properties and wanted to know why he was being asked to pay such a large deposit.

Council members Ted Murphy, Gwen Beech and John Flora volunteered to be on the committee which was asked to come up with a recommendation for the current situation. Mayor Cheryl Hollingsworth asked the committee to come up with a recommendation by the next council meeting.

Library update

Following up on a Sept. 24 fundraiser held by the Friends of the North Lewisburg Library, Natalie Evans said the library raised over $200 to help fund upcoming programs at the library.

The North Lewisburg branch will hold movie night at 6 p.m. Saturday and will show “Ice Age: Collision Course.”

The library will also hold a Halloween Family Fun night on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear costumes to this event.

Evans added the Friends of the North Lewisburg Library is seeking new members and hold meetings the first Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the library. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 3.

In other action:

•Yoder said village crews will begin leaf pickup the week of Oct. 24. He reminded residents this is strictly for leaves not sticks, rocks or other items.

•According to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office monthly activity report for the month of September, the village had zero traffic citations issued, 10 incident reports taken, one arrest was made, 12 follow-up investigations were completed and three auto accident reports were taken.

•Cardinal’s Pizza owner Don Van Zant and general manager Rissa Collier thanked the village for support during the Celebrate Life Festival. Almost $3,000 was raised.

•Hollingsworth said the village has five bikes that were left in the park. She advised parents and children who were missing a bike to contact street superintendent Bart Stokes so the bike can be returned.

•Trick or Treat or Beggars Night will be held on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

By Nick Walton

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

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