Leitchfield City Council opens bids related to enclosing Animal Shelter; approve amended budget

Animal Shelter bids

At Monday night’s Leitchfield City Council meeting, City Attorney Kenneth Smart opened bids for the completion of the work to enclose the entire Leitchfield Animal Shelter.

The bids were offered by Future Designs Building Materials ($11,090), Simon’s Heating ($10,900), Brite Electric Supply ($3,441), Dale England Plumbing ($12,900), and Saltsman Drywall ($4,850), for electrical, plumbing, drywall work, and materials associated with the completion of the project.

Council members will now evaluate the bids and make decisions at the next scheduled City Council meeting on February 20.

Amended budget approved

The city council approved an amended 2017-2018 budget, which includes additional payments for work at the new ballpark complex ($653,000), supplemental money for the Leitchfield Animal Shelter budget pertaining to veterinarian contract services ($20,000), a widening of Moll Drive at Kenneth H. Goff Drive ($10,000), an increase in the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control budget ($8,000), and an increase in the city’s Parks Department budget ($21,000).

In total, about $712,000 was added to the city’s budget.

LPD to purchase new truck

Leitchfield Police Chief Bryan Langdon was given approval to purchase a new truck for the department.

The vehicle, being purchased from Freedom Dodge in Lexington on state contract, will cost $27,000, plus $7,000 for police equipment to be added to the truck. The purchase will be paid for with alcohol sales tax revenue.

Executive session

Council members entered into Executive Session for about 15 minutes to discuss the possible purchase of property and emerged saying no action was taken.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com or 270-259-6000