Leesburg Current Newsletter - July -September 2023 edition
July - September 2023
Leesburg Seeking Volunteers for Electric Advisory Board
The City of Leesburg is looking for volunteers to serve on the newly created Electric Advisory Board. The purpose of the Board is to review electric operations, budgeting and rate creation and to advise the City Commission on policy matters relating to the community’s electric distribution system.
The Board will consist of five members with the following criteria: one member shall be a residential customer who resides in the City of Fruitland Park; one member shall be a residential customer who resides in the corporate limits of Leesburg; one member shall be a residential customer who resides in unincorporated Lake County; one member shall be a commercial or industrial rate payer that consumes 100,000 kWh or less per month; and one member shall be a commercial or industrial rate payer who consumes 100,000 kWh or greater per month.
Applications forms are available on the City website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/government/boards_and_committees or from the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. For questions regarding the Electric Advisory Board, please call the City Manager’s Office at 352-728-9786 ext. 1100.
Leesburg Electric Offers On-Line Energy Audits
and Expanded Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
As customers are experiencing higher utility bills due to increased fuel costs, Leesburg Electric is pleased to provide a new self-service on-line tool allowing customers to estimate their utility bill and obtain an energy audit specific to their home and lifestyle. The Utility Planner Tool is designed for multi-service utilities including electricity, natural gas and water and provides an actionable report identifying areas for saving possibilities. The report allows the homeowner to simulate usage, track changes in their home and take control of their own consumption.
The Electric Department is also happy to announce the expansion of the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program. To assist customers that invest in energy efficient appliances and products, Leesburg Electric is now offering rebates for additional qualified items. The list includes Heat Pumps or Solar Water Heaters, Hot Water Heater Timers, Residential Central Air Conditioners, Ductless Air Conditioners, Room Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Programmable Thermostats, Duct Testing & Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Clothes Washers and Dishwashers.
For more detailed information and specifics on these programs, please visit the City of Leesburg website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/Electric or email Leesburg Electric at ElecFront@LeesburgFlorida.gov.
Programs Available for Seniors at the Leesburg Resource Center
Seniors are encouraged to stop by the Leesburg Resource Center on Mondays from 1:30pm to 2:30pm to meet with Mobile Access of Florida and take part in free senior health and wellness workshops. They offer help with many programs including Medicare, Medicaid and food assistance.
Referral resources for utilities and housing aid are also available. Participants can enjoy fun activities such as bingo and arts & crafts or join an Educational Doc Talk on subjects such as diabetes or heart health. For more information follow Mobile Access Assistance on Facebook. You can also follow the Leesburg Resource Center’s Facebook page for the monthly calendar or stop by the Center located at 1041 CR 468, Leesburg, to pick up a calendar.
Hurricane Season is Here – Is Your Family Ready?
Hurricane season runs from June 1 – November 30 each year. To ensure you are ready in the event a tropical system affects our community, make sure your family has a disaster plan.
Information on developing an emergency plan for both sheltering in place and evacuating is available on many websites. Resources include the Florida Division of Emergency Management (www.FloridaDisaster.org) and the Lake County Office of Emergency Management (www.LakeCountyFL.gov/emergency).
Should Leesburg be directly impacted by a storm, information will be available through the Lake County Emergency Management site as well as the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityofLeesburgFlorida) and our website (www.LeesburgFlorida.gov).Updates will also be provided by Lake County at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLEmergencyManagement and on Twitter @lakeemergency. Remember to go to www.AlertLake.com to sign up for emergency notifications.
Recreation Department News
The Leesburg Recreation Department is offering a variety of activities for all ages this summer. Registration is required for sports and events.
REC’N SATURDAY Events:
Back to School Expo – Saturday, July 15th
Youth Nerf Wars – Saturday, August 19th
Family Feud Live – Saturday, September 16th
6th ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
Friday, October 20th with a 1pm shotgun start
Start Smart (ages 3-5): Registration July 31st - September 8th Programs starts in September
Registration opens in June for all other age groups with practices starting in August.
Pee Wee (ages 5-6); Junior (ages 7-8); Senior (ages 9-10); Premier (ages 11-14)
POP WARNER PROGRAMS:
Football (ages 5-14)
Returning Player Registration: January – July
New Player Registration: April – July
Cheerleading (Ages 5-14): Registration: January – July
POOL and SPLASH PAD
**H.O. DABNEY AQUATIC CENTER OPEN SWIM HOURS
June/July: Monday thru Thursday 12pm – 5pm
Friday thru Sunday 11:30am – 6pm
August/November: Weekends Only 12pm – 5pm
**SPLASH PAD HOURS
June/July: Open Daily 10am – 6pm
August/September: Weekends Only 12pm – 5pm
**Check our website or call for information on swim lesson sessions, lap swim and special aquatic activities
For additional information (including fees and locations) on these and other programs, please visit the Recreation Department website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/Recreation or call 352-728-9885.