LEWISBURG — During its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, Lewisburg Village Council discussed hosting its own National Night Out event in October.
According to the official National Night Out Organization, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances, according to officials.
Millions of neighbors took part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August, but it can also be celebrated on the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.
The City of Eaton recently held its own National Night Out celebration, with nine neighborhoods hosting individual block parties.
Lewisburg Mayor Marsha Jones brought the subject up during the meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1. She suggested having the event on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Council Member Mark Madigan offered to check the school calender to be sure it would be a good date for the entire village.
In other business, Municipal Manager Jeff Sewert reported on the pre-application officials previously turned in to the State FEMA and EMA Office for the flooding decoration previously released. Unfortunately, the pre-application was declined. However, the letter of denial did list other mitigation programs which might fit the village’s needs better. Sewert and staff will be looking into those programs.
Also at the meeting:
•Council approved Royal Canin’s 5K for Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at the Community Center.
•Mayor Jones reported a budget and safety workshop was held recently. The Continuity Plan was also discussed.
•Sewert reported on the North East Sanitary Sewer project, sharing “it is going rather well.” It is currently at the county level and next will need to go to the state level.
•Sewert also spoke about the paving program which recently began in the village. He added, the village is doing their best to communicate with the property owners to make the process as seamless as possible.
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