Three additional AT&T service towers are planned to be installed to help improve coverage in Leitchfield, according to Chris Percy, regional Vice President and General Manager of AT&T Mobility.
Accompanied by Regional Manager of External Affairs Hank Mongeot and Authorized AT&T retailer Nathaniel Goodman, Percy addressed Leitchfield City Council during the regularly scheduled Monday, April 1 meeting about the various issues and complaints the company has received from local residents.
At the meeting, Percy announced AT&T’s plans to build three new service sites in Leitchfield—one in the north of town, one in the south of town, and one in the east of town—which he said would provide better coverage for a greater number of citizens.
Goodman said AT&T has selected land for one of the towers and is currently awaiting funding for the construction of the tower. However, Goodman said the company is still in the land acquisition phase for the other two planned towers.
Mayor William Thomason said the city would be willing to lease out city-owned land to AT&T for the new sites in their designated locations.
Percy said after land has been acquired, the new service sites are set to be built in 2014.
In addition, Percy announced that the new, faster 4G LTE service will be arriving in Leitchfield in the near future.
In other business:
- Councilman Steven Elder announced that the Rotary Club would be hosting its Heroes Dinner at the Centre on Main on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Elder said the event is being supervised by Rotary Club President Matt Wiseman and will honor Grayson County’s emergency responders. The Rotary Club will also grant a service award to one individual, according to Elder. Master Trooper Norman Chaffins with the Kentucky State Police is set to provide a speech at the event, as well, Elder said.
- Local resident Alfred Hitch approached the Council with a noise complaint. Hitch said he had called dispatch 15 times in the past, and nothing had been done. Leitchfield Police Chief Kevin Henderson said he would meet with Hitch to discuss the situation, review evidence, and determine an appropriate course of action.
- The Council listened to the second reading of the Procedures Ordinance for Bonding Requirements for the new Aquatic Center, which would allow for purchasers and holders of the bonds to receive tax-free income from them. The second reading of the Procedures Ordinance was approved in a three to two vote.
- Jennifer Logsdon of H.W. Wilkey’s request for seven family pool passes for graduating families of the Toyota Born Learning program was approved.