LEESBURG – Junked vehicle warnings will be sent to the new owner of a former car sales establishment in violation of a Leesburg ordinance.

Street Commissioner Craig Charlton said Monday that the business has changed hands and he’s trying to find out who owns it now. In the meantime, the more than 50 vehicles on the site at Pearl and Plum streets have not been moved for more than 45 days, Charlton said, putting the property in violation of the town’s junked vehicle ordinance.

Charlton told the town board Monday that he’s also sending warnings to six residents in violation of an ordinance stating no vehicle may be left unattended on town streets for 15 consecutive days. In addition, four warning tags were issued to vehicles in violation of the “no parking from 3 to 5 a.m.” ordinance.

Charlton also told the board he’s been working on planning and gathering quotes for the Van Buren Street curb project so work can begin this spring.

He said he will be taking “before” pictures and meeting with each property owner in town as part of the planning. In answer to one resident’s question, Charlton said filling in an unused curb cut or other curb issues will be an option that will be up to individual homeowners.

In other business:

• Doug Jones was selected as the new town board president for 2020, while Christina Archer is the new vice president.

• Sanitary sewer manager Derek Tenney will purchase a new pump for the main pump station. In answer to a question from town board member Tom Moore, Tenney said the pump has been down two months altogether and is running in bypass mode.

• For the third month, a representative of the K21 Foundation has been unable to attend the town’s monthly meeting to explain about a grant of up to $200,000 for health initiatives in town. Archer said she will be meeting directly with Suzie Light of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation to learn more about the opportunity for the town.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the town hall.