The Town of Leesburg held their first official meeting of 2020 on Monday evening. During which, they announced that they would be opening bids for contracting of video, inspection, cleaning, smoke testing, dye testing and scoping of the approximately 12,000 linear feet of eight inch gravity fed sewer lines throughout the town.
The bid was awarded to Jones Utility Services out of Valley Head in the amount of $30,160.
In other business, the council met with Kathy Marko and Cindy McGinnis representing the Family Care Center, Marko made a presentation to the council regarding the Center’s mission to raise awareness and seek support of the organization. The Family Care Center in Centre helps to distribute more than 500 boxes of food a month to needy families in Cherokee County; they also distribute household items, clothing and furniture.
Mayor Brandy Pierce said that the Council would assist in any way they could and would also add a line item into next year’s budget for the Center.
The Council also approved repairs to a town dump truck at a cost of $1,989.55, approved the purchase of a skid steer rental at a cost of $2,437.50 and approved the purchase of 2 body cams for the police department at $349 each.
The Council also approved the purchase of extrication tools for the fire department totaling just over $22,000, the purchase of these tools was in the town’s current budget. Councilman Joe Sonaty said that this would include the basic tools for now and that additional equipment would be purchased at a later date.
The contract for the 2020 Alabama BASS Trail Tournament was also signed during the meeting. The tournament will be held May, 16 at the Leesburg Landing.