City of Leesville

Leesville City Council met at 3:00 on Monday afternoon. Councilwoman Thomas was not present.

The following ordinances were introduced – public hearing will be in the regularly scheduled meeting on September 9, 2019:

  • to amend Chapter 50 Section 50-55 (b) (1) of the City Code of Ordinances regarding Opening and Closing hours and,
  • to authorize the Mayor to sign and submit the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for FY2019 to the Legislative Auditor's Office.

The following resolutions were presented:

  • to accept and approve the appointment of Nicole Krueger ot the City of Leesville Service Board and properly seat her on the board publicly
  • to approve change order #3 & #4 and authorize the Mayor to sign and execute the change order regarding the ground storage tank for north water plant project
  • for mayor and council acceptance of substantial completion of the Runway Safety Area Improvements project
  • for the city council to adopt a revised and updated version of the personnel policies and procedures manual. The sexual harassment chapter has been modified
  • for the city council to sell their 10% ownership of an immovable property owned by and located within the corporate limites of the City of Leesville and authorize the appraisment of the property from a certified appraiser with all costs to be consumed by the interested buyer prior to the adoption of the ordinance to sell the property.
  • to authorize a cooperative agreement between the City of Leesville and the town of New Llano for one time assisstance using city equipment for vegetation control within their corporate limits
  • to authorize the mayor to sign and execute an updated lease – purchase agreement to purchase public works equipment for Fort Polk vegetation control project.

No public comments were made on any of the items, and all items were approved unanimously.

City Administrator Patti Larney shared that there was a break in at the Leesville Leisure Pool concession stand and the second story of the baseball complex where a window was broken. The alarm system was reported to have been turned on, however, no alert was given. The agreement was made to contact the alarm company. This will be the last weekend for the pool to be open for the season.

Councilman Shapkoff requested legal assistance looking into open meeting laws as they relate to requesting those who want to speak to limit themselves to items currently on the agenda.

Lastly, Mayor Allen introduced members of Great American Camping Trip – a no cost camp offered to single parent homes as well as deployed Service Member families. The camps run for 3 days at Toledo Bend Army Rec Site.


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