During a recent meeting of the Cherokee County Commission, Leesburg Mayor Ed Mackey, Leesburg Parks and Recreation Chairperson Diane Tillery and Cherokee County Girls’ Softball League President Greg Rosser asked the commission to consider assisting with the tar and gravel work for a total estimated cost of around $18,000.
“We have 213 girls playing on 19 teams,” said Mackey. “We had our first pitchout this last Saturday and over 500 people were at these games in the afternoon. Our problem is we are sort of busting at the seams for cars to park. We have done work on our parking lots and now we are trying to pave these parking lots. Richard Lindsey has pledged funds and what I’m doing is coming before you to ask what you could help us with. Tar and gravel is cheapest way for us to go. Right now we have cars parking on the side of the road and this is dangerous.”
The commission took no action on the request at this time.
Mike McDorman, who is soon to purchase Weiss Lake Cablevision, updated the commission about the change in ownership and assured them the transition is proceeding smoothly. Weiss Lake Cable currently serves portions of Cedar Bluff, Highway 411 from Centre to the Georgia line and Gaylesville. McCorman said he hopes to offer more channels and Internet service.
Ray Tinsley, local lake front property owner and businessman, asked the commission to consider adding E911 addresses to local boat docks, following an incident that happened on a recent weekend, so local marine police and other responding emergency personnel could find those in danger in emergency situations. Commission Chairman/Probate Judge Kirk Day said he would check with the E911 office.
In other business, the commission approved an Excess Land Redemption Sale to Rowland W. Jones and Brad Jones for $167.77