LEESBURG – The Leesburg Town Council met Monday night and scheduled a special public budget meeting at 6 p.m. next Monday at the town hall.
The town also discussed moving trash pickup days from Wednesday to Monday to potentially begin mid-September. While trash would still be collected in the morning, a proposed date to begin the Monday schedule is still undecided.
In other business, the town discussed a $15,000 expenditure for street repair, though the issue was tabled until next month’s meeting.
The council also hosted a representative from American Legal Publishing Corp. and briefly discussed reviewing and codifying all of Leesburg’s ordinance to create an accessible code of ordinances and current body of law for the town. The representative stated American Legal would also offer research to reflect updating ordinances to bring them into conformity with Indiana state law as well as with local operations, preferences and practices. The town plans to review the proposal and discuss it at next month’s meeting.
During public comments and inquiries, several residents expressed concern over the town’s parking ordinance banning street parking between the hours of 3 and 5 a.m. Many residents felt the ordinance should be updated to reflect the lesser need for street cleaning during summer months.
The town council told citizens it does not maliciously ticket vehicles on the street during those hours but still must enforce town ordinances. As the town becomes more residential, landlords need to provide off-street parking for tenants in order to comply with town parking ordinances.
Council members agreed to review the ordinance again, though did not propose any changes.
The next regular council meeting is Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.