Members of Leesburg Town Council got some long awaited news during a budget work session Thursday night: Leesburg Executive Airport is no longer in need of money from the town's General Fund.The success in managing the Town's fiscal strength in a time of financial contraction is a direct result of prudent leadership and investment in the Town in years past. The citizens of Leesburg will do well to Re-elect Mayor Umstattd and elect Dave Butler to the Council. Dave has been an integral part of the Town's success in his service on many critical Boards and Commissions, providing the groundwork and foundation for fiscal strength in the Town's budget.
In previous years, the airport had an annual transfer from the town's General Fund and Deike said that was avoided this year by raising revenues, putting escalation clauses in leases and hard work by he, Finance Director Norman Butts and Senior Management Analyst Bob Berkey.
"For years we've been aiming towards this point, to finally arrive is great," Mayor Kristen Umstattd said. - Leesburg Today
In May we have a great opportunity to ratify our Town's progress, vote for Umstattd and Butler in the Town elections.