According to Patti J. Larney, Leesville's city administrator, the city's accounting software is still down and causing frustration among the members of the staff.

According to Patti J. Larney, Leesville's city administrator, the city's accounting software is still down and causing frustration among the members of the staff.

During the bi-weekly meeting of the Leesville city council, Larney informed the council that the city may opt to find new software come July, when the current contract with their provider comes to an end.

The software issue has continued to be a problem for customers as well, making it difficult to pay their bills online.

In an unexpected move, the council went into executive session, without public discussion or approval, for 30 minutes in regards to Resolution 14 of 2017, which was to authorize Mayor Rick Allen to submit a contractual bid with Fort Polk.

Though not on the agenda, the council met for 30 minutes behind closed doors. Upon their return, the council took no action.

The council adopted an ordinance earlier in the meeting to rezone 18 parcels of property from A-6 single family to C-4 Commercial. This land was recently annexed by the city and the plan is for it to be used for business development.

Two other ordinances were introduced to the council on Monday and will be discussed in public hearings prior to the March 27 meeting.

Also, the mayor and council opted to enter into a contract with CivicSource, which is a Louisiana company that helps cities and parishes with adjudicated property.