LEESBURG — Most of the discussion at the Feb. 13 Leesburg town council meeting centered around the elementary school.
Derek Tenney, Tenney & Sons Inc, advised council members of a situation with the toilets at Leesburg Elementary School. Some of the toilet valves are sticking, causing the toilets to run continuously, which is causing flooding in the pit. Normal usage for the school is 3,000 gallons a day. Tenney reported that last Thursday the school used 10,000 gallons and that he had pumped an additional 10,000 gallons out of the pit and transported it away. This has caused damage to the pumps due to over-cycling, water getting into the pumps and tripped out switches.
Tenney stated that they will be making some changes at that location. One possible solution being researched is having a 26 ft. wire installed so that it will come to the top of the pit rather than sitting three quarters of the way down. It was discussed that this situation is affecting what the town pays for processing, as there is a charge for every gallon that is hauled out. Tom Moore volunteered to go and speak with someone at Leesburg Elementary to address this issue.
A speed limit ordinance regarding the 25 mph speed limit in town was presented at the meeting. A motion was made to accept the ordinance and the motion was unanimously approved. Vern Landis, council attorney, stated that this information needs to be published in a newspaper within thirty days. New speed limit signs will be posted, per regulation.
The storm drainage situation on Hickory Street was addressed. There is standing water to the north of the alley. Board members agreed to take a look at this area and discuss it further at a later date.
A motion was made to schedule the annual executive meeting to discuss street commissioner performance. A motion was made for this meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 and the motion was approved.
In other news:
- Moore will be meeting with Mark Barr this Thursday to discuss the town hall situation.
- Weekly time card reports will be generated and e-mailed to board members by Mike Searfoss.
- Jamie Carlson addressed the council members regarding tentative future plans for a property addition on Wallace Street.
- The property at 113 E. VanBuren Street is still an issue due to yard debris and a vehicle parked in the street.
- No parking on any street in Leesburg between 3-5 a.m.
- No burning in the town of Leesburg.
- The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 13.