Lewisburg village council approves tax budget

By Jeremy Erskine - [email protected]

LEWISBURG — On Thursday, July 16, Lewisburg Village Council approved the 2016 tax budget as well as a resolution to submit an application to participate in the state capital improvement program.

The council waived the second and third readings of both the tax budget ordinance as well as the resolution for the application in 5-0 votes.

The application is for the village to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission state capital improvement and local transportation improvement programs. It is also to execute contracts as required for the northeast sanitary sewer improvements project.

Also at the meeting, village council accepted a letter of resignation from a part-time employee of the fire department.

Police Chief Rick McGee announced that the Preble County Prosecutor’s office had purchased the village six body cameras for officers to wear while on duty. Some of the cameras will also act as a dash cam.

The prosecutor’s office donated the money to purchase the equipment while the Village of Lewisburg is paying for the software. Each camera can record up to six hours of video.

Lewisburg will meet again on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Lewisburg Firehouse at 7:30 p.m.

By Jeremy Erskine

[email protected]

Jeremy Erskine may be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH

Jeremy Erskine may be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH