Christmas lights stolen in Lewisburg

By Kelsey Kimbler -

LEWISBURG —There were three reported Christmas light thefts from the park in the Village of Lewisburg last month. During council’s meeting on Thursday, Jan. 2 council member Mark Madigan asked Police Chief Rick McGee about the incidents.

There are no suspects, but according to McGee, “Cameras are still out though. Hopefully they’ll come back and we’ll recognize [the perpetrator].”

In addition to stolen lights, extension cords were also stolen.

In other business during the meeting:

•Fire Chief BJ Sewert reported EMS calls were up in 2019 than previous years by 17 incidents.

“We started out the first couple months of the year way down, then in September and October we caught up and went ahead a little bit. We ended [the year] ahead by 17,” he said.

•Council approved adjustments to the council committee boards. It was decided, instead of three council representatives, only two would serve on the safety committee. Belinda Harry and Mark Madigan will serve on the safety committee.

Chad Woodworth will serve on the zoning committee.

Ted Thies will serve on the park board.

Mayor Marsha Jones, Lori Pheanis, and Dennis Roberts serve on the Ways and Means Committee.

Mayor Marsha Jones and Dennis Roberts serve on Planning Commission. Woodworth is the council representative.

Belinda Harry serves on the Library Board.

Council must approve council committee boards every even numbered year in January.

•Municipal Manager Jeff Sewert reported that because weather has been good, the village scheduled another leaf pickup.

•Staff began removing Christmas lights from the park Jan. 2. They plan to keep the white lights on downtown through the winter months for decoration.

•Sewert plans to meet with each member of council in the new year to discuss strategic plans and their individual goals.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH