The Leesville City Council met Monday, October 9, with the first order of business: a public hearing on the adoption of Ordinance 12 of 2023. The measure authorizes the City to purchase a tract of land from Martin Timberlands LLC for the purpose of installing a lift station for a fire substation on Entrance Road. There were no public comments. The Ordinance will help maintain the City’s high fire protection rating and allow more rapid response time for firefighters.
During the regular session following the public hearing, Council members voted to pay the monthly bills in the amount of $62,981.00. They also heard a pay request from Apeck Construction LLC for the completed work on Boone Street — moving a main water line in preparation for the new Highway 171 roundabout. The amount submitted was $37,810.68.
Council members voted unanimously on Ordinance 12 of 2023 to allow the City to purchase the property on Entrance Road. They also passed resolutions to allow for the securing of funds for the Leesville Airport, authorized the mayor to sign the agreement with Louisiana DOTD for vegetation control and litter pick up, and gave the okay for the removal and disposal of a water tank at the Leesville Municipal Golf Course.
City Administrator Patty Larney noted the hours for Trick or Treating have been set within City limits. Ghosts and goblins will be allowed to wander the streets on Tuesday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m.