Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette The Leitchfield City Council converses during Monday night's meeting.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

The Leitchfield City Council converses during Monday night's meeting.

The Leitchfield Parks and Recreation Department on Monday submitted a proposal to the Leitchfield City Council for the possible construction of a city recreation center.

Parks and Recreation Director Tammee Saltsman discussed the potential benefits of such a center during Monday's regular city council meeting and proposed one with an indoor basketball court with a second-floor walking track above it, tennis/volleyball courts, and meeting areas, among other features.

She said the center could also be rented out and/or used to host archery competitions, ultimate frisbee, and more.

Saltsman said the project is still in its formative stages, so no cost estimates had been gathered as of Monday, but she wished to give her proposal to the city council for feedback and consideration. Saltsman has, however, spoken with the community health board about her proposal, and, she said, the board was supportive.

"(There are) so many opportunities for our kids if we offer them," Saltsman said.

She also said that, if the project were to move forward, she would seek out financial support from larger businesses and corporations.

Leitchfield City Councilman Harold Miller said he thinks a city rec center is a "wonderful goal," and fellow Councilman Kelly Stevenson encouraged Saltsman to gather cost figures for review.

Leitchfield Mayor Rick Embry encouraged Saltsman to pursue the project, as well.

"All these things that come to fruition started with a small idea that seemed impossible," Embry said.

In other business, the city council:

*Heard the first reading of the bond ordinance to finance the new Leitchfield water treatment plant, as well as the first readings of ordinances amending the city's nuisance policies and the policies regulating the use of public and private sewers and drains.

Because these were all first readings, they did not require the city council to vote on them. The council will vote on whether to adopt or deny the ordinances at an upcoming meeting.