The City of Leitchfield is looking to repair the James D. Beville Park walking track.
During the regularly scheduled Monday, March 3 Leitchfield City Council meeting, Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason read a resolution for a Land and Water Conservation grant, which was approved by the Council and prepared by City Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson.
Johnson said the 1.1 mile walking track has a number of cracks and crevices that require repairs, which are estimated to cost more than $25,000.
The Land and Water Conservation grant, if it is received, will cover half of that cost, making the City’s total expenditure on the project about $12,500, Johnson said.
Thomason said the walking track was last repaired 1998, and the cost of repairs at that time was $10,000.
Johnson said it is important for the track to be repaired because of its wide variety of uses, in addition to exercise, such as nature trails, school field trips, and recreation for local organizations.
“It’s not just one age group,” Johnson said. “Everybody uses the track.”
In other business:
*The Council approved the second and final reading of the amended ordinance specifying the Leitchfield Fire Department’s number of members.
According to City Attorney Kenneth Smart, the original ordinance permitted the LFD to have up to 40 members, and the amended ordinance raises that number to 49.
*The Council granted approval to City Public Works Director Sheila Puckett to purchase a salt spreader for the Public Works Department’s dump truck with a snow plow.
The cost of the new salt spreader will be $8,750.
*Puckett said an official notice has been given that states “any and all political signs erected within the City of Leitchfield must be completely removed no later than 10 days after the election for the advertised candidate.”
*The Council granted approval to an open checking account for the City’s Transfer Station’s credit card receipts.
*The Council passed motions to approve the Little League and Babe Ruth Committees.
*Thomason said the Council will hold its next New Cities Initiative Work Session at Leitchfield City Hall on Tuesday, March 11 at 5 p.m.