Leesburg Current Newsletter: July - September 2024

Leesburg Current Newsletter: July - September 2024

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July - September 2024

Surge protection available from Leesburg Electric

 Power surges can cause costly damage to your home appliances.  The Meter Treater Surge Protection Program from Leesburg Electric will provide peace of mind that comes from knowing your home is protected.  The Meter Treater device is installed right at the meter on the outside of your home and helps stop surges before they enter your home.  This program provides electric surge protection and provides a 15-Year Extended Manufacturer Warranty against damage to motor-driven electric appliances within the primary dwelling from damage caused by voltage surges, including your HVAC, washer, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher and electric range.

Electric Department WorkerPower surges can be caused by a variety of different events.  The most familiar source is lightning.  Some other common causes are wildlife interference and overall bad connections.  Some of the less known causes of a surge come from right inside your own home.  Every time a large appliance such as your refrigerator or A/C unit motor switches on and off, it can cause a surge.

The current rate for a Single-Phase Meter Treater Surge Protection Device is $5.75 per month.  The current rate for a Three-Phase Meter Treater Surge Protection device is $6.75 per month.

For more Information about the Electric Meter Treater Surge Protection Program, please visit our website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/Services/Electric.  By clicking on the “Surge Protection/Meter Treater” tab on the left side of the screen you can see a full description of the program, the Surge Protection Program Brochure and the Surge Protection Application.

If you have questions regarding the Meter Treater Surge Protection Program, please call Customer Service at 352-728-9800.

Fire logo 2    Hurricane Safety Message from the Leesburg Fire Department

Hurricanes are dangerous and can cause major damage from wind, flooding, storm surge and rip currents.  The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st – November 30th.  Protect yourself from a hurricane - know what to do before, during and after a storm.  Visit the Leesburg Fire Department (201 S. Canal Street) for a free Family Emergency Communication Plan and an Emergency Supply List (while supplies last).

Information on developing an emergency plan for both sheltering in place and evacuating is also available on many websites.  Great resources include the US Department of Homeland Security (www.Ready.gov), the Lake County Office of Emergency Management (www.LakeCountyFL.gov/emergency) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (www.FloridaDisaster.org)


Building Department News

Checklist clip artThe mission of Building Services is to provide an unbiased review for minimum building code compliance.  A project only needs to meet the State’s minimum standards for the health, safety and general welfare of the people in the State of Florida.  This is accomplished through the enforcement of Florida building codes and related standards to ensure the structural strength, sanitation, fire protection, adequate light, ventilation, accessibility and other essential elements of life safety in the built environment through plan review and inspections.

The City of Leesburg Building Division accomplishes this mission with a high level of customer service and efficiency.  We are constantly training and seeking better methods to ensure faster review times and next day inspections.  We look forward to working with you on your next project.

Carlos Dennis, Chief Plans Examiner, joined our Building Official, Ann Kinsey, in achieving the top-level ICC’s Master Code Professional certification.  There are only about a thousand MCP’s in the world and our city has two of them.  Congratulations Carlos!

Natural Gas blue flame  Are You a Gas Safety Champion?

Take our fast and easy survey to find out if you’re a gas safety champion.  Your input will help natural gas utilities improve their safety outreach.  It takes less than two minutes and there’s no code required.  Enter to win a $150 GIFT CARD just for completing the survey!  The next gift card drawing will take place on Thursday, August 1, 2024.

Visit: https://gassafetychampions.com

Recreation Department News

The Leesburg Recreation Department is offering a variety of activities for all ages this summer. 

REC’N SATURDAY EVENTS:  Leesburg Recreation Complex
Family Pickleball Tournament – Saturday, August 17th  
Family Feud Live – Saturday, September 21st  

Discover Leesburg – Summer Series  
          July 12th and August 9th from 5pm – 8pm 
          Enjoy live acoustic music in Towne Square and an Evening Market on 5th Street.  While you’re there, stroll down Main Street to discover Downtown Leesburg

 Trick or Treat on Main Street 
          October 26th from 4pm – 7pm  
          The smallest ghosts and goblins take to the street to trick or treat up and down Main Street collecting goodies from downtown businesses

 May 25th – August 11th:   Weekdays  12pm – 5pm  
                                               Weekends  11:30am – 6pm  
 Fall/August to November:   Weekends Only  12pm – 5pm

**Check our website or call for information on swim lesson sessions, lap swim, Rogers Park Splash Pad and special aquatic activities

For additional information (including registration, fees, times and locations) on these and other programs, please call 352-728-9885 or visit the Recreation Department website at  www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/Recreation

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