It was a brief meeting of the Leesburg Town Council on Monday – council members briefly discussed forming a five to six person committee for Leesburg Day who will be charged with entertainment, vendors, etc.
Council members also met with local resident Jim Silvers concerning a water project and a fire hydrant for five homes and one business, the matter was tabled until the council could gather some additional figures and information.
Following some brief discussion the council unanimously voted to adopt the budget for the new Fiscal Year.
Mayor Brandy Pierce announced that the town’s annual Trunk or Treat will be held October 31, from 5:00 – 7:00 at the Leesburg Landing. Mayor Pierce also said that Officer Hennae McGinnis will be attending the Police Academy in Montgomery, that topic is set for discussion during the October 11 meeting when the council will also officially canvass the election results.
In other business, Leesburg Fire Chief Joe Sonaty has reluctantly announced that he will be stepping down as Chief effective January 1, 2017.
Sonaty also informed the council that after being out of commission for nearly two months, the departments brush truck is officially up and running once again.
Town Clerk Jennifer Mackey announced that the town’s Organizational Meeting will be held November 7, at 5:00 p.m. at the FEMA Building.
Also, today is the day for the General Election Run-Off for the Office of Mayor in Leesburg; polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.