January - March 2023 Edition
City Commission Welcomes New Members
In January, the City Commission will be joined by two new members. Allyson Berry was elected in November to represent District 1 and Alan Reisman was elected in District 2. Current Commissioner Mike Pederson was unopposed and will represent District 4.
All three commissioners will be sworn in during the special organizational meeting at 5:00pm on January 9th. Commissioners Jimmy Burry and Jay Connell round out the five-member panel.
Regular City Commission meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30pm at City Hall and are broadcast live on LakeFront TV, Leesburg’s government access channel. LakeFront TV can be viewed locally on: Xfinity 22, Prism 21 and Spectrum 497. Live Streaming is available on LakeFrontTV.com, Apple TV and Roku Media Devices.
For questions or concerns, Commissioners can be reached by calling the City Manager’s Office at 352-728-9786 ext. 1100 or via e-mail at: commissioners@LeesburgFlorida.gov.
Leesburg Residential Solid Waste Changes
Separate curbside recycling ends January 1st
Effective January 1, 2023 customers who reside within the Corporate City Limits of Leesburg no longer need to separate recycling products from regular household garbage. All waste collected at the curb will be transported to a Waste-to-Energy Plant (WTE) that provides an economic renewable source of energy by safely incinerating waste to produce electricity.
Your collection days will not change. All trash cans will be picked up at the same time by the same truck on your normal trash collection days. There will no longer be a separate pick up for recyclable items. Trash and recyclables can be placed in the same can together.
You may keep and use the recycling can as a second trash can or you may request to return the recycling can by contacting the City of Leesburg Solid Waste Division at: 352-728-9878.
36th Annual Miss Leesburg
Scholarship Program Winners
Smoke Alarm Tips
Leesburg Fire Department
- Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
- It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
- Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
- A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
- People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
- Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
Leesburg Public Library News
What Can You Do with Your Library Card?
- Use Your Free Library Card at All 16 Lake County Libraries
- Borrow Books, DVDs, Music & Video Games
- Access Free Internet and Use of Public Computers
- Download eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Music & Magazines
- Attend Free Programs for Families, Young Adults & Adults
- Get Help with Genealogy and Technology
- Much More
Bring your proof of Lake County residency (such as this utility bill) and receive your new library card all in the same visit! You can check out right away!
Upcoming at the Library:
- Free Tax Preparation with AARP Tax Aide: February – April
- Literary Arts Festival with the Leesburg Arts Fuse Festival: March 11 & 12
- Story Times: Baby & Me (ages 0-15 months): Tuesdays at 10:30am
- Story Time (ages 5 and under): Thursdays at 10:30am
To Receive weekly eNews for all Library events, please send an email to: librarian@LeesburgFlorida.gov
Visit us online at: www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/Library
Stop by and see us: 100 East Main Street, Leesburg, FL 34748
Call for more information: 352-728-9790
Recreation Department News
Baseball and softball signups for ages 3-16 are underway. Practices start in February. Leagues are available from Start Smart through kid-pitch. Games are played at Susan Street or Sleepy Hollow sports complexes, depending on league.
Adult Basketball registration is open. Games begin in March. Two leagues are available: 16 + and 35 +. Games will be played at the Leesburg Recreation Complex (gym) on Griffin Road.
Rec ‘N Saturday events (must pre-register/fees apply)
- January 21st – Trivia Night
- February 25th – Daddy-Daughter Dance
- March 19th – Mother-Son Nerf Wars
- April 8th – Brunch with the Bunny
H.O. Dabney Aquatic Center
Open Swim ($2 per day):
Lap Swimming/Fitness Swimming Only:
January – June on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
6:30am – 8:30am and 11:00am – 1:00pm
Aqua Fitness Class with Brittany:
Every Wednesday at 10:30am
$4 per class/lap swim or $40 for a punch card good for 14 classes or lap swim days. Great for all ages and abilities!
For more information and to register for activities, please contact the Recreation Department at 352-728-9885. You can also check the Recreation Department website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/Recreation.
Leesburg Lightning Baseball is
Looking for Host Families
Host families are needed this summer for Leesburg Lightning baseball players and team interns. These are college age students who have their own transportation and are part of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. The program lasts from late May through the end of July (about 8 weeks).