City Council recognizes Marty Higdon, allows fire department to add nine members
On Monday night, the Leitchfield City Council as well as the Beautification Committee recognized Marty Higdon with a citation from the city thanking him for the rehabilitation project he completed at 1311 Asbury Street. The house, gutted by a fire and rendered uninhabitable, was completely and beautifully refurbished by Higdon over a six month period.
Councilman Billy Dallas noted the council’s Beautification Committee will recognize, at least quarterly, someone who goes “above and beyond” in helping beautify Leitchfield in some form or fashion. The council’s Beautification Committee is comprised of Dallas, Raymond Cottrell and Harold Miller.
The council also agreed to allow the Leitchfield Fire Department to increase its manpower by nine people, giving the department a total of 49 firemen.
The council additionally approved the purchase of a credit card machine for the transfer station. Currently, citizens can pay utility bills with a debit or credit card, but not taxes and city related fees. The standalone machine will be leased by the city for $19.00 per month, or could at any time be purchased for $479.00.
Finally, Leitchfield Public Works Director Sheila Puckett publicly thanked the city workers who worked diligently to ensure the city’s roads were quickly cleared and made travel-safe after the many instances of bad weather over the last several weeks.