Plans for upgrades at Leesburg Landing are moving forward.
On Monday, the Leesburg Town Council voted to have specs drawn up for a new facility that would house restrooms and showers at the primitive campground.
The estimated cost of the project itself is around 100-thousand dollars.
Plans are to charge for use of the facilities once completed.
This would be the first phase of improvements which could also include a pavilion and a parking lot with more place for fisherman to put in their boats.
In other action, the council approved a starting salary of 10-dollars an hour for a new employee for the maintenance department.
The new hire would be eligible for a raise following his or her probationary period.
Mayor Mackey says the town received around 50 applications, which he has narrowed to 10 or 12.
The council also approved a 600-dollar donation to the American Red Cross for local disaster services and a 500-dollar sponsorship for an upcoming event to honor the areas police, firefighters, EMT’s and other first responders.
That event is July 27th at the Gadsden State Cherokee Arena and will feature comedian James Gregory.
The entertainment for this year’s Leesburg Day was also announced during Monday’s meeting.
Foggy Hollow Bluegrass and Ronnie Kisor and Friends will be the featured performers during the September 14th event.