As of Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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LEESBURG, Ga. -- Leesburg City Council members will meet in two weeks to begin serious discussions on building a new facility for the city's public works department -- a move that may cost around a half million dollars.
The meeting is scheduled at 6 p.m. on March 19 at City Hall.
Public Works Director William Clark showed council members a preliminary sketch of the proposed facility on Smithville Road during the Council's regular meeting Tuesday night.
Clark presented tentative drawings of a facility which will include office space, break room and locker room space for public works employees, maintenance bays for county machinery and covered storage areas for county equipment.
The building would include about 12,600 square feet. Estimates of construction range from $400,000 to more than $600,000.
The public works department now operates out of an old jail facility on Old Leslie Highway. Clark noted that the facility does not enough storage space for the city's equipment and that some pieces of machinery are left uncovered.
Mayor Jim Quinn noted that money is not included in the budget for the new building and that financing likely would be needed.
County Attorney Bert Gregory said he would examine what legal financing options are available to the Council and report to them at the meeting on March 19.