Leesburg will begin reopening facilities in June

Leesburg will begin reopening facilities in June

For immediate release;  May 29, 2020
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                 352-728-9786 x. 1100

Leesburg will begin reopening facilities in June

     LEESBURG, FL - Many city of Leesburg offices and facilities will open in June following guidelines in the plan for Florida’s recovery issued by Governor DeSantis. Officials are encouraging continued use of on-line and telephone options for doing city business when available. Social distancing standards will also be in place.

     The Leesburg Public Library is scheduled to open June 1 with a maximum capacity of 50 patrons. The building will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Curbside service will continue to be available Monday through Friday from 10:00am-4:30pm. For details visit www.leesburgflorida.gov/library.

     Some recreation activities will begin on June 15.  The gymnasium will be open for separate morning and afternoon sessions. There will also be designated hours for adults over 40.   All players will be required to provide their own balls. H.O. Dabney pool will be available for open swim daily from 11:00am-5:00pm. The splash pad will be open 10:00am-6:00pm every day. Capacity restrictions and social distancing guidelines will be enforced at both aquatic facilities. Swim lessons will be available with classes being private or limited to participants from one household. Please contact the Recreation Department at 352-728-9885 for additional information on programs and activities.

     June 15 is the target date for reopening City Hall including Customer Service and the City Clerk’s Office as well as the Municipal Services Center including the Building and Planning & Zoning departments. The city is in the process of installing protective measures with completion anticipated by June 15. Should these enhancements not be complete the opening may be delayed.  Status will be updated and monitored regularly until June 15. 

     Although customers will be welcomed to the offices, many services offered by these departments including utility payments and building permits can be completed through the city’s website at www.leesburgflorida.gov. Simply click on the red “Available Online Services” option near the middle of the home page.

     “Our staff is ready to reopen to the public,” said City Manager Al Minner. “We will be providing hand sanitizing stations and floor markings in public areas for social distancing compliance and ask for everyone’s cooperation and patience as we work through these difficult times. The city will continue to meet directives from the CDC and encourage the use of our automated systems to promote safety for the public and municipal employees”  

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 23,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.