The Leitchfield City Council this week approved accepting bids for a new Leitchfield Fire Department (LFD) vehicle.
During the City Council’s regularly scheduled, Monday, Dec. 21 meeting, Leitchfield Fire Chief Tim Duvall said one of his department’s vehicles, a Ford Crown Victoria donated by the Leitchfield Police Department, has become unsafe and is too small for use.
As an option for a replacement, Duvall presented a quote for a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban he received through a local dealership on state contract.
Duvall said the vehicle would regularly cost about $60,000, but through state contract, the LFD could purchase the vehicle for about $45,000.
Leitchfield Mayor William Thomason suggested that the city first advertise for bids for the new LFD vehicle. The City Council then approved advertising for bids for the new LFD vehicle.
In other business:
*Dudley Cooper, executive director of the Leitchfield/Grayson County Industrial Development Corporation, said Site-Safe officially began working in its new facility in Leitchfield last week.
With the move from Clarkson to Leitchfield, Site-Safe has brought 31 new employees—previously employed at the Clarkson location—to Leitchfield.
Cooper also said that Plastikon has installed the steel for its new expansion.
*Leitchfield Public Works Director Sheila Puckett said that Pine View Nursery had begun planting trees in the Kenneth H. Goff Industrial Park.
*The City Council approved re-bidding the new Leitchfield ball parks and Public Works building projects.
*The City Council approved the city’s October 2015 budget reports.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.