LEESBURG — During its regular meeting Monday, July 11, the Town of Leesburg Board met in order to discuss, among other things, the possibility of a microbrewery moving into the Old Leesburg Mill.
The Old Leesburg Mill has been empty since around December, 2015. Nick Deeter, owner of the mill, attended the meeting along with Stefan King to discuss the possibilities of a new business. King wishes to buy the mill from Deeter and turn it into a microbrewery that would also offer food and wine.
“As it stands now, the only thing I can do at the mill is brewery only,” explained King. “There are no quotas for breweries in Indiana. But for me to be able to carry out what I want to do do, I have to have a beer and wine license.”
The board discussed the possibility of annexing the mill from Leesburg city limits in order to allow the business to receive the proper licensing. They held off on an official vote until the next meeting.
- Derek Tenney discussed a double pump failure that happened with the sanitary sewers. The board talked about a possibility for a backup pump.
- Brandon Queen brought up repairs that were made to a Ford F450’s ball joints for around $750.
- The Street Asset Management Program has been approved and the appropriate paving grants have been applied for.
- The board noted that the residence at 113 East Vanburen St. has started to clean up their violations of tall grass and trash. No citations were made due to the progress.
- The street department computer failed in May. The town had already purchased and set up a new unit.
- The board expressed thanks to Sue Charlton and the “crew” for the Memorial Day parade.
- The board also expressed thanks to all the church volunteers who helped paint the streets.
The next regular meeting for the Town of Leesburg Board will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8.