At Monday night’s Leeds City Council Meeting the council adopted a new program called “In court,” to be used at the city’s municipal court. This new system will allow credit cards to be taken in court, over the phone and online.
“In Court” is expected to increase the timeliness of receiving revenues. It will hopefully decrease the amount of unpaid balances and be more convenient for those paying court fees.
The program will come at no cost to the city. Money to pay for the services comes from convenience charges added to the total balance of those people paying fees. 
Some other topics discussed at Monday night’s meeting include:
- The 2013-2014 budget for the fiscal year was approved with a note that possible amendments may be added in the future.
- Parks and Recreation Department’s Supervisor Keating said that baseball and football had officially kicked off. He extended an invitation to the community. “Come out, and enjoy watching the kids,” said Keating.
- Some right-of-way mowing has been postponed due to the serious eye injury of a Leeds employee mower.
- After celebrating the 226th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution signing, President Obama asked that the nation recognize the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 as Constitution Week. 
Leeds adopted this and proclaimed the week in Sept. to be Constitution week in Leeds.
- Pedestrian improvements such as relieved drainage problems and street improvements with handicap accessible ramps near Leeds Elementary School are expected to be a great help.
Mayor David Miller said, “This will solve problems we’ve been having for years.” 
 

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