During the Leesburg Town Council meeting Monday afternoon, the Council approved a $2400 quote from Donnie Weaver Electric to repair the lights at the ball field. The Fire Department will be getting additional safety and extrication equipment including gloves, hoses, and flashlights at a cost of $6330 and a ram device to be used to assist with extrications at a cost of $11,061. The total cost of $17,391 is to paid with donated funds of $10,000 and the balance from ARPA Funds.
The Town’s employees will be receiving an additional paid holiday this year which will be Monday, July 3rd and the Town Hall will be closed that day.
The Police Department was approved for the PackTrack K9 Tracking system to assist the handler with the Training and working hours for the dog. The amount of $140 annually for the system will be paid from the Narcotics Fund.
Mayor Brandy Pierce told the Council the Town needs to consider hiring a building inspector due to so much building and construction going on in the Town. No action was taken on the matter. The Mayor also said he is working with the State to establish a Farmers Market in the Town. There will not be a Gospel Singing the week of Leesburg Day. In past years, Thursday night was the time set for the event. However, due to lack of attendance, the Council agreed to omit it this year. The annual Leesburg Day Event is in September.