By Nathan Prewett
LEEDS — Earlier than the common Leeds Metropolis Council assembly came about on Monday, Oct. 19, a public listening to was held for a property on Clairmont Dr. to be declared a nuisance. Nobody spoke for or in opposition to it and a decision was handed through the common assembly to declare it a nuisance and its abatement was ordered.
The council handed its annual Extreme Climate Preparedness Gross sales Tax Vacation for Feb. 28, 2021. The vacation waives the 4% gross sales tax collected by town for sure gadgets associated to extreme climate preparedness, comparable to flashlights, batteries, smoke detectors and different gadgets.
An inventory of things included within the vacation might be seen on the agenda packet on town’s web site.
The council voted to do repairs for the tennis courts situated on the civic heart. The courts had been reportedly in disrepair which prompted the decision.
“Our tennis courts have gotten into fairly tough form.” Leeds Mayor David Miller mentioned. “On the similar time, they’re getting rising utilization. Now we have a tennis group that makes use of them, we’ve fairly numerous these coming from outdoors Leeds which are usually taking part in right here.”
In keeping with the agenda packet, the prices of repairs quantity to $21,000.
In the course of the public feedback portion of the assembly, Leeds resident John Hughes spoke on development happening behind Julian Drive that has triggered some site visitors to redirect into his neighborhood, together with the automobiles of contractors.
He mentioned that he and his neighbors had been involved concerning the route of site visitors by which persons are utilizing driveways to show round, particularly the protection of youngsters taking part in within the streets as he cited an incident on Oct. 8 close to his home by which a municipal truck by chance destroyed a barrier.
Hughes requested that the council contemplate add no flip signage and replace the dead-end check in that he mentioned was “not very seen.” Miller thanked Hughes for his feedback and expressed confidence that the signage scenario may very well be resolved.
After the assembly, Councilman Eric Turner gave an replace on a retail retailer’s potential growth in Leeds. On the earlier assembly, the council accredited a tax incentive for the shop. Turner mentioned that negotiations had been going properly and that one other replace ought to be made quickly. He additionally mentioned that the opening of the Buc-ee’s location is slated for Jan. 25 subsequent yr.
In different enterprise, the council:
- Permitted a contract with First Due for software program for use by first responders,
- Permitted a Leeds Municipal Courtroom contractor payment schedule, and
- Approved using skilled grant providers.
The subsequent Leeds Metropolis Council will happen at Metropolis Corridor on Nov. 2 at 6 p.m.