In new business, Susan Williams with AFLAC Insurance left some information packets and will come back to discuss insurance coverage with the council and other employees.
Terry Batey, booking agent with Terrapin Creek Music, spoke to the council about Leesburg Day and other music venues that could be put on in the Leesburg area and around Leesburg Landing. He will survey the area and come back with some proposals.
Ronnie Shaw spokesperson for a group of local fisherman came to the council to discuss ways to improve Leesburg Landing and make it more appealing and accessible to groups holding fishing tournaments on Weiss Lake.
Some of the things recommended to the council were a pavilion with restrooms, additional boat ramps, additional boat docks with corner protectors, floating docks, signage directing the public to Leesburg Landing for hwy 68 hwy 411, and additional parking for up to 125 trucks with trailers. Mayor Mackey said some funds were in the budget for some of these items.
In other business the council voted to renew the contracts with ALATAX. In Mayor Mackey’s remarks, the mayor questioned why Weiss Lake was not included in the Alabama Bass Trail listing since Weiss Lake is in the top 10 bass fishing lakes in Alabama.
The town would like to have a men’s softball league in Leesburg, and repairs or additions to the playground area.
In the clerk’s report the council was reminded about ethics forms coming due in April, the Alabama League of Municipalities conference in May, the planning of Leesburg Day, and business cards being available to the council.
With no further business the meeting was adjourned.