LEESBURG — The 2018 election of officials was held at the Leesburg Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9. Tom Moore was elected as the 2018 council president, with Doug Jones elected as vice-president.
At the end of the meeting, Larry Richey, who had served as the 2017 council president, resigned from his position on the board.
“I’m tendering my resignation to the board, effective as of today,” said Richey.
“I think we’ve accomplished a lot in the past seven years. It actually got a lot further along than what I anticipated when I first accepted the position,” Richey stated. “I’ve enjoyed working with Doug and Thomas.”
Richey said that while he had enjoyed the years he spent serving as a council member, he felt it was time to get some new perspective on the board.
“It is with mixed emotions that I accept the resignation,” said Moore. “There’s a friendship involved as well as a colleague.”
Danny Tenney of Tenney & Sons, Inc., Warsaw, gave a monthly sanitary sewer report. Tenney advised of a septic violation on West Van Buren Street. A letter was sent to the residents at this location by Leesburg Clerk-Treasurer Mike Searfoss, regarding the situation. Searfoss included a copy of the ordinance, specifying which items are prohibited.
Leesburg Street Superintendent Craig Charlton gave a monthly street report. Charlton said a temporary fix has been made to the Prairie Street railroad crossing in Leesburg and informed council members that the railroad company will not make a permanent fix while there is frost on the ground.
Attorney Vern Landis said he has been in contact with Dennis Otten of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Indianapolis, regarding refunding of the town sewer bond.
“They are monitoring the bond market daily and are hoping to get it done yet this month,” said Landis.
Moore reported that Jeff Rowe of Umbaugh & Associates, Indianapolis, will attend the February council meeting in order to advise council members on financing options for the renovations to the Leesburg Town Hall building. At the present time, the building does not meet the requirements of the American Disability Act.
- During weeks where there is a major holiday, trash pick up in Leesburg will be one day later than usual. Rather than trash pick up occurring on Friday, it will be picked up on Saturday. In some instances, the trash pick up may be delayed until the following Monday.
- No burning is allowed in the town of Leesburg.
- No parking allowed on any street between the hours of 3 – 5 a.m. in Leesburg.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.