LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Village Council met in regular session on Thursday, June 4, discussing an increase of income tax to village residents as well as a public hearing on vacating a piece of property.
Council held its first reading on the income tax ordinance, which will increase the tax from one and one-half percent to one and three-quarters percent. Revenue from the income tax is for the village’s capital improvement.
They also held the reading of a resolution requesting for the income tax increase to be placed on the ballot in November.
The projected start date for the increase is January 1, 2016.
Council also held a public hearing regarding vacating the Moley subdivision. All persons who will be affected by the vacancy have been contacted by the village and, according to Village Administrator Jeff Sewert, the move has been met with very positive remarks.
The purpose of vacating that property is to sell to begin developing the area for a new business.
The ordinance passed unanimously.
Other items mentioned during the meeting were that the city has begun clean up along Lewisburg-Salem Road as well as filling in the pot holes around the town.
The newly-opened spray park has also been a big hit, gaining a lot of use so far this summer. The village has submitted a reimbursement to the state for the project and is expecting to receive $20,000 back. Council plans on putting that money back into the part with buying benches for the area, planting trees, and other things of that nature.