The closing of the railroad crossing on Old Bradenburg Road remains an issue for the Leitchfield City Council.
During the regular scheduled meeting on Monday, February 4, Ann Huff once again addressed the city council asking for details for the new entrance that was blocked by the railroad crossing closure.
Huff said the road they are required to use is not much more than an alleyway and is not big enough for two vehicles at a time.
She sited a time recently that she was driving on that road and was met by a truck and the danger she felt.
“I have lived on this road for 12 years and have never had this problem until now,” said Huff. “ I just want to know what you are going to do. I would like to see this road widened to the same size as Hendricks Street.”
Mayor William H. Thomason and Public Works Director Darrell Harrell assured Huff they are working on the issue, but said the work cannot be done until the weather gets warmer.
In other city business:
• Police Chief Bart Glen said he had looked over the bids for the new police vehicles and all the equipment needed was supplied. He agreed that the vehicles should be purchased from Dan Powers Leitchfield for $23,490.
Public Works Director Darrell Harrell said either the bid from Dan Powers or Bob Swope would work for his department.
Although the cost was cheaper from Bob Swope the city voted to purchase the vehicles from Dan Powers.
“I know we would save a couple hundred dollars by buying them from Swope,” said Thomason. “ But I would rather stay local and purchase from Dan Powers.”
The council voted to purchase them from Powers.
• Eddie Anderson, Kirk Collard and Kevin Henderson were all reappointed to the Airport Board.
• Dwight Embry was reappointed to the Leitchfield Utilities Commission for a four-year term.
• In an effort to make the council meetings available to the public, the mayor and city council members have installed cameras at City Hall to make a video recording of the meetings held there.
City councilman Steven Elder announced they had discussed the matter with the owner of R & B Productions, Joseph Alexander, who installed the software and cameras necessary to record the meetings.
The council then discussed the many different ways the recordings could be made available.
Councilman Harold Johnson said he had been approached by local businessman Aubry Beatty to take care of the recording and broadcasting, but it was decided they had what they needed from Alexander.