North Webster Town Council’s offer to purchase a building at 138 S. Main St. was accepted. The building is next to town hall on the north.
By law, two appraisals have to be made and the sum averaged to determine the purchase price. North Webster Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Luce noted, “There are no immediate plans for the building.”
Microbyte was the last occupant of the building, which is currently owned by Mary C. Ullom and Lynn Ann Kerber, Echo Springs Association. The sales price will be announced upon closing of the transaction. The council approved the accepted offer.
Town resident Jay Rigdon commended the street department on its fast and efficient brush pick up. The pick-up will continue as the need arises according to town utilities manager Mike Noe. He also reported that the lift station had arrived for Stanley Street and bids would be sought for a retaining wall.
Signs that read “Restaurant parking only” have been ordered for the town-owned building that houses Lake View Pizza King and a few other repairs are being done for the restaurant. A small sink hole on Linda Lane is being repaired.
North Webster Police Department’s report was given by Police Chief Greg Church. At a request from the North Webster Lions Club, the council approved the closing of West Washinton Street between Harrison and Blaine streets during Mermaid Festival hours June 26-29, and the closing of Main Street during the two parades.
North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce received permission to change the route of the Dixie Days 5K Run-Walk. It will begin at the North Webster Community Center and continue out Dixie Drive to Backwater Road and return. It will conclude at the Dixie and should take about an hour. The run begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 27.
Councilman Tim Hine reported for the park. The area around the new walk has been reseeded by Katy Did It. Also, Music In The Park continues its free concert series 7 p.m. every Friday evening through Labor Day weekend.
Attending the meeting were council members Hine, Lisa Strombeck and Jon Sroufe, Luce, Noe, Church, town attorney Jack Birch and Rigdon. The regular July council meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.