The Leitchfield City Council awarded two Grayson County High School exchange students an Honorary Citizens Award as well as Keys to the City at Monday night’s meeting. Stefanie Glaboniat, who is from Austria, came to Leitchfield in January and spoke glowingly about her time in Kentucky. Oliver Roberts, who hails from England, was an exchange student in 2011 and 2012, and arrived two weeks ago for a visit with his host family, Mayor William Thomason and his wife, Carolyn.
Glaboniat was hosted by Glenda Sievers.
Roberts, who played basketball for Grayson County, was named an All-District and All-Region player during his hardwood career with the Cougars.
It was agreed by the council to approve bids for the city’s concrete and excavation work. IMI won the bid to supply the city’s concrete purchases for the upcoming fiscal year, while Budco was awarded the city’s excavation work.
Only one bid was received to replace half of the floor at the Transfer Station. Little Max Construction bid $9,000.00 to complete the work and was awarded the contract with the stipulation the company will supply the city with proof of insurance, and three references from similar jobs the company has previously completed.
It was also agreed to authorize the sale of pool equipment from the old city pool. A pool slide, diving board and ADA pool lift will be sold by the city. None of the equipment is able to be utilized at the new Leitchfield Aquatic Park.
Council member Margaret Fey informed the council that there has been an abundance of speeding vehicles on the streets that run through Pear Village. Fey noted that there are many children that play in the area. Fey asked if it was feasible to place speed bumps on the road, but City Attorney Kenneth F. Smart said that speed bumps present exposure to the city for claims of liability. Instead, Police Chief Kevin Henderson said that he would increase patrols in the area and possibly detail an unmarked cruiser to monitor the neighborhood.
Lastly, Mayor Thomason moved to re-appoint Mark Smith and Joyce Mudd to the Tourism Commission for terms running from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2017. The re-appointments were unanimously approved.