By Nathan Prewett
LEEDS – The Leeds City Council agreed to convey property to Jefferson County for its ongoing pump station project during a brief meeting on Monday, April 6. The meeting was accessible by phone and online at the city’s website.
In his comments, Mayor David Miller spoke on the recently opened Buc-ee’s location in Leeds, saying that the store has made an estimated $10 million in sales in its first month. Construction was completed last year, and a grand opening was held in January.
“I’m pleased to find out that our Buc-ee’s is off to such a great start,” he said. “As I understand it, they did over $10 million in sales in the first month and that was a short month, so that portends really good things for the future. Every time I go by there it seems like it is busy, busy, so that’s one thing we did right.”
The agenda had three items listed, the first one being Resolution 2021-04-01, which was to ratify the city’s expenditures and payables for February. The second was Resolution 2021-04-02, which was to ratify expenditures and payables for March.
The third item was to convey property to Jefferson County as part of a 1998 unification agreement. Miller said that this involved moving equipment from one side of a road in Jefferson county to the other side.
Public Works Director Brad Watson explained that the road runs before a pump station that the county is currently working on making upgrades to. The station is located across from the Buc-ee’s location in Leeds.
He said that the city has talked with county officials about using fencing and shrubbery at the property to make it look “visually appealing” for the public. The county will also work on the sewer system in the area, he told the council.
Additionally, Leeds Jane Culbreth Library Director Melanie Carden gave an update about the library’s visitors policy. She said that after the statewide face mask mandate is lifted the library will begin allowing up to ten people at a time in the building.
Watson told the council that the public works department will integrate the CitizensServe software where complaints and service requests from citizens can be forwarded and generated into emails to be sent to council members.
Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of every month. Agenda packets can be seen online at the City of Leeds website.