Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield City Council received an update on the new city ball park complex on Monday night.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Leitchfield City Council received an update on the new city ball park complex on Monday night.

The City of Leitchfield this week selected the name of its new ballpark complex and received an update on when it is tentatively planned to be completed.

During the Leitchfield City Council's regular meeting held on Monday, Feb. 19, the City Council voted to approve naming the new ball park complex "Leitchfield Sports Complex," per Mayor William Thomason's recommendation.

Additionally, the City Council approved a design for a sign guiding drivers to the city's new recreation complex at 200 East Carroll Gibson Blvd., which will include signage for Leitchfield Sports Complex, American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park, the walking trails, and new disc golf course.

This sign is expected to be 8' x 10'.

Leitchfield Parks and Recreation Director Greg Hudson provided updates on the work that remains to be done on Leitchfield Sports Complex, as well as a timeline for when the work must be completed.

He said the contractors' work should be completed by March 1 to allow Leitchfield Public Works to finish its work on the complex. Then, Public Works needs to have its work done by March 20 to allow Parks and Recreation to have the fields ready for spring play.

Hudson also presented for City Council approval bids for equipment for the complex.

The City Council approved a $16,380 bid from Sportable Scoreboards for the parks scoreboards; and a $29,248.14 bid from BSN for field items and equipment, including bleachers, pitchers mounds, etc.

Provided Leitchfield Sports Complex is completed on schedule, this year's baseball leagues are expected to be played there.

In other business:

*It was reported to the City Council that the first nine baskets of the city disc golf course have been installed, with the second nine to be installed above the Veterans Memorial likely in the summer.

Hudson said people had already been out playing that same day.

*The City Council approved the second and final reading of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Amended Budget.

*City Councilmember Harold Miller informed the City Council that plans are already being made for this year's Freedom and Fiddling Festival.

Miller said the popular bluegrass band The Grascals, along with Jimmy Mattingly, have signed on to perform on Saturday night of the festival.

Additionally, he said, the annual fireworks display is being moved to Saturday night, as well.

The 2018 Freedom and Fiddling Festival, which is highlighted by the Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship, is scheduled for the weekend of Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21.

*The City Council voted to rescind a change order from Do-All Construction for $6,810 and pay Comfort Designs $5,500 to complete the work.

*Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson said the new Welcome to Leitchfield sign is expected to be delivered within three weeks.

*The City Council held a public hearing relating to the city's cable television franchise with Comcast.

Matt Kelly, a government affairs representative for Comcast, updated the City Council on recently increased internet speeds.

No other comments were made.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Leitchfield City Council received an update on the new city ball park complex on Monday night.