North Webster Town Council held its end-of-the year meeting Dec. 27 at town hall. The council approved a three-year lease for the 20 acres of farm land it owns north of town to J. and M. Roberts Farms, Syracuse. The current lease with Larry Mock had expired and he didn’t wish to renew.
Looking back over the year, several achievements were mentioned. Mike Noe, utilities manager, explained that quite a bit of street paving was accomplished as well as a new jetter being acquired and installed for one of the town’s pumps under the supervision of the town’s utility department
Parking for North Webster Town Park was expanded with the purchase of a lot on East Himes Street adding several more spaces for those attending events in the park, riding the Dixie or eating at Lake View Pizza, which leases its location from the town.
Businesses continue to locate in North Webster and the area residents support them by shopping locally.
Board president Jon Sroufe noted, “The town joined with Tippecanoe Township to purchase and install 1 and one-half new storm warning sirens that can be heard all over town and operate automatically.”
The year went smoothly for the North Webster Police Department with the many festivals going off without a hitch according to police chief Greg Church. A new officer replaces one who resigned.
Attending the year-end meeting were Noe, Sroufe, Church, council members Lisa Strombeck and Tim Hine, town attorney Jack Birch and clerk-treasurer Betsy Luce.
The next regular meeting will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St.