By Lasca Randels
LEESBURG — The Leesburg Memorial Day Parade will take place this year — with a couple of modifications.
The parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. May 25, with line up at 10:15 a.m.
“We are going to have a ceremony here and at the cemetery as always,” Leesburg Street Commissioner Craig Charlton said at the Leesburg Town Council meeting Monday, May 11, at the town hall.
There will be no walking units this year. The parade will consist of vehicles only.
“There will not be food, candies, things like that, which should cut down on people gathering at any one place,” said Council Vice-President Christina Archer.
In other matters, Charlton’s provided estimates for the Van Buren Street curb and gutter project.
Quotes were received from Chad Bruner Construction, Warsaw, and Butt/Timmons Construction, Syracuse.
Charlton said the project will be done in phases.
There was discussion as to whether a better price could be obtained if the town purchases the concrete directly.
Council President Doug Jones asked Charlton if he plans to have a couple of phases done this summer.
“If we have the funds, I would certainly like to have everything from Jefferson Street west done,” Charlton replied.
“It’s work that obviously needs to be done,” said Council Member Tom Moore.
Council members agreed there is no reason not to go with the lower quote and approved the proposal of $42 per linear foot by Chad Bruner Construction for the curbs from SR 15 to Jefferson Street on the north side of the road. The price will be $33 per linear foot if the town supplies the concrete.
In other matters, Charlton said progress has been made regarding junked vehicles on auto business properties on both Pearl Street and Plum Street. A number of vehicles have been removed since the last town council meeting, Charlton said.
After some discussion, it was decided that the date for town garage sale days will remain the same and will be held June 12 & 13.
“For the record, the town of Leesburg wants to comply with all of the Indiana State guidelines,” said Jones.
- Council members approved a quote for $970 by Rick Ellis from Warsaw Mobile Dustless Blasting to sandblast uprights for the flashing stoplight at the intersection of Van Buren and Pearl streets.
- A sanitary sewer report was provided by Derek Tenney of Tenney & Sons Inc., Warsaw.
- Council members agreed to move forward with looking into having sidewalks replaced using grant money from the K21 Foundation.
- Sewer fees for bars and restaurants will be increased to 50 percent now that those establishments will be operating at 50 percent capacity.
- A quote for approximately $200 by Everest Excavating LLC, Warsaw, was approved to reform a ditch on the west side of Old 15, south of Prairie Street near the railroad tracks.
And the town offers these reminders:
- No parking on any street in Leesburg between 3-5 a.m.
- No burning in the town of Leesburg.
- Speed limits in town are 25 mph.
- The next regular meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. June 8.