The Leesburg Town Council held a very brief meeting on Monday approving a resolution for Employee Insurance plan for town employees, the plan will come at a cost of $485 per month per employee or $40,00 per year for which the town will pay. The plan will cover health and dental.
The town council also agreed to donate $1,000 to become the sponsor for the Kids Crappie Rodeo on Weiss Lake coming up in March and also agreed to once again make a $1,000 donation for the upcoming County Youth Conference sponsored by CED Mental Health.
A motion was also passed setting a fee of $10 per team for use of the town’s softball fields located on Park Street for the upcoming softball season. This will help the town cover the cost of things such as electricity, maintenance and restroom supplies.
In light of some recent discussions involving the new P-25 Communications System, Councilman Cody Adams addressed the police and fire department in regards to whether or not there were any major issues within Leesburg.
Both departments reported that there are some” bugs” that are being worked out but that there were no major issues. Fire Chief Jeremy Lee said that it is a new system and that it will take some time to get adapted to the change. Leesburg Mayor Brandy Pierce also stated that he was not aware of any issues with the system.
Town Clerk Jennifer Mackey reported that a site of land near KTH owned by the town has been approved as an IDA Advantage Site and that a luncheon would be held on February 13 at 11:30 to award the town with a plaque for the industrial property being approved as an advantage site, the first in Cherokee County.