Leesville City Council met at 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021. Council member Shapkoff was absent.
Monthly bills were reported as $42,148.06.
Pay requests were approved for Leesville Street Projects in the amount of $129,083.87 and Runway Safety Improvements in the amount of $39,351.20.
City Engineer Mark McCarty discussed the project of tracing city water department water valves. The cost of the equipment is about $1600/day. It was decided to commit to a one day trial to determine if enough ground is covered to be considered productive.
Mayor Allen asked about the Herring Street bridge – McCarty said the timbers were rotten and broken. It was decided the bridge needs to be replaced. McCarty was asked to investigate the cost. Vernon Parish Police Jury may be asked if they will assist.
Leesville Police Officer David Jackson was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for his assistance in helping a resident avoid being caught in a scam.
The Leesville Track team was awarded certificates for their performance this past school year.
Representative Charles Owen addressed the council and discussed the recent legislative session and the tax reform constitutional amendments that will benefit the state.
Mayor Allen closed the meeting with the suggestion that the city needed to look into the purchase of the two lots near the MLK Center as a safety issue.