Leesburg Town Council Announces Police Department Getting Upgrades


The Leesburg Town Council approved expenditures in the amount of $101,576.06 for the Police Department upgrades and training  during the regular Council meeting Monday.  Body Cams for the department in the amount of $25,952.80 to be paid over 3 years, Tasers in the amount $22,749 to be paid over 3 years, a 2023 Dodge Charger Pursuit Vehicle for $39,223.38, Upfit Police Equipment for the new car for $10,828, purchase of drug detection training kit for K-9 Officer Draco for $1453.88, a less lethal instructor course in Huntsville in the amount of $895 and ballistic breaching instructor course in Oneonta in the amount of $175, both courses for Investigator Brisendine, and Interdiction Training  for Officer Matt Walker at Hueytown in the amount of $299.

The Fiscal Year 2023 Rebuild Alabama Annual Report for the Town was given. It showed paving projects on Hillside Street, and White Street. Patching of Lokey Street. White Street, Ewing Gap and the Fire Department Driveway for a total cost of $87,643.03 with the Rebuild Alabama Funding $55,000 of the cost.

In other business, the Council approved the continuation of James Moran’s part-time job, installation of gutters on the new storage shed on Lokey Street by B&B Gutters in the amount of $1000, approved materials for no wake buoys at Leesburg Landing up to $750, Conference Dates of Town Employees for the year, and to accept bids to enclose the maintenance shop.

It was also decided to change the FEMA Building rental process, effective immediately, the building will on be rented one day per weekend including Friday, Saturday and Sunday with all existing reservations being honored.

The Next Leesburg Town Council Meeting is set for February 5th with Pre-Council at 4:30 PM and the Meeting at 5.

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