The Leesburg Town Council has approved an agreement with Floyd EMS to operate a 12 hour ALS truck out of the Leesburg Fire Station from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. the initial agreement approved calls for a 12 month contract and the town will be consulting with their attorney to discuss a lease agreement, utilities, etc.
Representatives with Floyd EMS were present at the meeting to answer questions and discuss details with the council.
Leesburg Mayor Brandy Pierce told WEIS Radio News that Floyd EMS will begin their Leesburg Shifts effective October 2.
In other business, the council granted approval for the Leesburg Police Department to purchase a Narcotics K-9 Partner for Investigator Jamie Chapman. Statics have shown that Highways 411 & 68 is known high drug traffic corridors. Inv. Chapman said that having a K-9 would be beneficial to the department and to neighboring communities.
The total cost for training with Law Enforcement Canine Training will be $10,500. This amount accounts for room and board for Inv. Chapman for the 3-4 weeks training with the dog, a one year guarantee to the health of the dog, in addition to additional training for the K-9 or Inv. Chapman.
The council also approved an agreement to purchase the six and a half acres Adrian Gwynn Trailer Park at a cost of $75,000. Also approved was an annual agreement with the JSU Center for Applied Forensics for services.
Mayor Pierce stated that the town has been accepting bids for a bathroom project in the Leesburg Park, that bid was awarded to Terry Dawson in the amount of $41,830.90.
The annual Trunk or Treat will take place at the Leesburg Landing October 27 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with the first 1,000 kids receiving a free hotdog and a juice.
The council also approved an annual agreement with Gadsden State Cherokee in addition to approving the annual Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.