Leesburg Town Council gets more equipment for PD and Fire

The Leesburg town council met for their bi monthly meeting Monday evening. The Leesburg PD is still working to complete the purchase of a new Tahoe patrol vehicle for around $52,000, but Mayor Brandy has been in talks about a second Patrol ready Tahoe, which would bring LPD up to full operational capacity. The council approved a motion to allow up to $60,000 to be used for the purchase if a deal can be made.

Leesburg officer Matthew Walker is headed to K9 training after the council approved a motion to pay for the Training fees and Lodging for the 4-6 week K9 program. The purchase of a new crate for Draco, Leesburg’s K9 officer is also being finalized with 3 bids ranging from $4,600 to $7,000. All of the crates include a ‘heat alarm’ for Draco’s safety in the summer heat.

The council approved the purchase of an Ipad for Truck 57 of the Leesburg Fire Department. This would allow the crew to quickly complete fire reports and other necessary paperwork on scene, rather than having to return to the firehouse to complete them after the fact. The purchase will include mounting hardware and accessories at a total cost of $1740.00.

The maintenance department will be accepting applications for a part time maintenance worker to help on a seasonal basis, focusing on lawnmowing and trash cleanup. The position will be a ‘Step 1’ position paying $14.00 per hour.

The next Leesburg Town Council meeting will be Monday April 3rd 2023.

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