Leesville votes to purchase land for fire station, continue repairing sewers

By By Lauren Manary / American Press

Leesville has signed off to purchase a plot of land which will become the future fire station, making another step forward

in improving infrastructure for a planned development outside Fort Polk’s gates.

The city council unanimously approved a

measure to purchase the land from FORESTREE GM for $28,000 on La. Hwy

467 on Monday. 

The approval comes just days after $1.8 million in revenue bonds

were approved by the state bond commission for the new Leesville

fire station and for improvements to the city’s central fire

station.

The city also voted to extend its

moratorium on all construction along the highway for two more months.

The moratorium will

bar any building until July 28. Public relations official Tammy

Sharp said the moratorium was necessary so that the council

could get all zoning in place before construction begins.

The city also voted to enter into an easement agreement in order to continue its work repairing local sewer and water lines.

“Over the course of the years, sewers were sometimes placed without sewer or easement agreements.,” Mayor Robert Rose said

during Monday’s meeting. “ In order to repair this house and repair this section of sewer, we need an easement agreement.”