(Leitchfield, KY)-The Leitchfield City Council decided to pay $2500 towards six new welcome signs for the city that the Leitchfield Women’s Club took on as a project. All six signs and landscaping will cost $7800. Dot McCall gave a presentation on behalf of the club and said they had already raised $2050 and Alan Peerce has been hired to build the signs. This information did not settle well with Councilman Jerry Schlosser. Schlosser questioned why the club did not accept bids from other sign making businesses inside of Leitchfield city limits. He was the only councilman to oppose the city making a contribution to the signs. McCall said the club was not obligated to take bids and materials had already been ordered.
The Leitchfield City Council voted to bypass taking the compensating rate this year for real and personal property tax rates. The council decided to accept the 4% increase. City Treasurer Erin Embry said it’s a 4% increase in revenue and not tax rate. She said it would actually raise the tax rate by 3/10 of 1%. The increase will generate just over $14,000 for the city. Councilman Jerry Schlosser was the only councilman to oppose the vote.
In other city business:
The city council heard the first reading of a rezoning request. Marty Higdon asked for his property to be rezoned from R-6 to C-1.
The council also heard the first reading of the amended text of the Planning and Zoning Ordinances and Regulations for Leitchfield, KY.