Leesburg Fire Department

During a recent meeting of the Leesburg Town Council, Leesburg Fire Chief and Town Council Member Joe Sonaty and firefighters showed their new uniforms which include protective gloves, safety glasses, hoods and boots. Pictured, from left, are Fire Chief and Councilman Joe Sonaty, Firefighters William Thompson, Kevin McSpadden and Pete Rodriguez and Assistant Fire Chief and Council Member Brandy Pierce.

Randy Jones

The Leesburg Town Council met recently for their December regular meeting. Mayor Ed Mackey called the meeting to order and welcomed the guest. Then Mayor Mackey led all in the pledge to the American flag.

Councilman Frankie Brewster opened the meeting with prayer. The minutes of the previous council meeting were read then approved. Then the expenditures report was read and approved.

There was no old business, so Mayor Mackey asked for new business. In new business the council voted to approve the appointment of the law firm of Buttram, Hawkins & Hopper LLC as the town attorneys’ effective January 2014.

Bids for bathhouse at Leesburg Landing will be posted in the local newspapers.

In other business, the council discussed sowing grass seed on bare spots at the town soccer fields.

Mayor Mackey reminded everyone that the town of Leesburg would be the Grand Marshall for the upcoming Christmas parade, and where and when the participants would enter the parade.

Joe Sonaty gave the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department report which was highlighted by several firemen wearing the department’s new uniforms. The uniforms are the latest issue turnout gear that is designed to provide the best of protection for the firemen. The turnout gear included protective gloves, safety glasses, hood, and boots.

The meeting was then adjourned.