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Leesburg city leaders upgrade two service departments

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Leesburg city leaders are upgrading two departments to provide better service to residents. 

The Leesburg City Council approved a new automatic gate for the Public Works Department. 

It's part of $675,000 in renovations, which includes a new building site on Smithville Road. 

They also recently installed a new water tower to improve the quality of the water. 

The gate would improve safety for crews entering and leaving the facility. 

"It's good for like safety and stuff like if we have a fire or something out here and the fire department can get in when we're not here," said Public Works Superintendent Richard Chester. 

City leaders also approved a monitoring system for the Waste Management Department that would cost $20,000. 

Staff said the current one doesn't work properly and the new one would allow the department to check the system while away from the facility grounds.

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