North Lewisburg to hold village cleanup week in May

By Nick Walton -

NORTH LEWISBURG – The village council approved a resolution April 12 declaring spring cleanup week May 7-13.

During the regular council meeting, Village Administrator Andy Yoder said the village will place roll-off Dumpsters at the park for residents to dispose of items. A list of items not permitted will be posted along with the times the Dumpsters will be available.

Mayor Cheryl Hollingsworth noted a village-wide yard sale will be May 6-8.

Village to hold another drug takeback day

Yoder said the village is working with the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Champaign County Prosecutor’s Office and Champaign County Health District to hold a drug takeback day next month.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 7 to provide residents the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by getting rid of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The event will be held at the municipal building, 60 Maple St.

During a drug drop-off event last year, Yoder said, 22 pounds of medication was collected. He said the entities plan to provide fliers to areas such as Cable, Mingo and Woodstock to give more residents the opportunity to get rid of medications.

The sheriff’s activity report for March states one traffic citation was issued, 16 incident reports were filed, nine arrests were made, 18 follow-up investigations were completed and one auto accident report was taken.

Mosquito spraying

Yoder said the village has contracted with A-1 Able Pest Doctors to fog for mosquitoes. The normal spraying days are Fridays after 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the following Saturday being the alternate day in the event of bad weather conditions.

Citizens may want to close windows, shut off air conditioners and take in pets.

The spraying dates for this year are May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 9 and Sept. 23.

In other action:

•Hollingsworth said Triad students Brayden Hughes and Alycia Dyke have been scanning ordinances, resolutions and meeting minutes into the village’s system so the information will be online for the community.

•Hollingsworth stated notices have been or are being sent to owners of junk motor vehicles per a village ordinance.

•The village posted a job opening for a part-time groundskeeper. Anyone interested in applying can contact Yoder and the posting is also on the village’s bulletin board.

•The Ginny Davis 5K run/walk will be held April 24 at 1 p.m. at the park. A donation of $20 is needed for participation in the event with all proceeds going to the Champaign County Cancer Association.

•Council was informed by Bart Stokes that the North Lewisburg Fireman’s Association is selling tickets to the circus on May 12. The circus will be held at the ballpark at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are currently $10 and will be $13 at the gate while children tickets are currently $7 and will be $8 at the gate. Tickets are available at the fire department.

By Nick Walton

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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