Break-ins and a fire persuaded club members to give up the structure.
By SUE DROTLEFF
LISBON -- Representatives of the Lisbon Lions Club have offered to give the village their clubhouse.
Club representatives made the offer during council's meeting Monday.
Bill Mundy said a number of break-ins at the facility on Logtown Road over the years, coupled with a recent fire, have led members to decide they no longer want to maintain the building, which is on village-owed property.
Mundy noted that the fire-damaged portion of the building has been razed. The rest of the structure is sound, and club members thought the village might have use for the structure, perhaps for storage.
Club members also asked council to sign over to the club an insurance check received to pay for fire damage. The check is made out to the club and the village. The club has paid for the repairs, and it had paid for the insurance policy on the building.
Council members said they wanted to look at the facility before deciding whether to accept it or whether to sign over the insurance check. Council noted that if the building needs to be razed, the Lions Club will have to pay for it.
Councilman Roger Gallo, who presided at the meeting in the absence of Mayor Jeff Snyder, said a decision on the matter would be made within a week.
Sidewalk issue: In other business, council agreed to have municipal attorney Scott Washam send a letter to a village property owner telling him to restore the sidewalk at his home. Wayne Wilson's property at Jefferson and East Chestnut streets has been undergoing exterior renovations for about two years, Gallo said.
Sidewalks and parking meters had been removed at the start of Wilson's renovations at his request, and council thinks it's time for them to be replaced. Council said they would give Wilson 30 days to take care of the matter.