Leesville City Council will vote tomorrow to allow the City to enter into a contract with Fort Polk worth just under $2.6 million.
Council will first vote upon a resolution authorizing Mayor (Rick Allen) to sign for a lease-purchase agreement with Business First Bank of Lake Charles.
Council will then vote on a second resolution “authorizing the Mayor to execute an Intergovernmental Support Agreement by and between the City of Leesville and the United States Army Garrison – Polk for the purpose of providing grass cutting services.”
If both resolutions are passed, the City of Leesville will officially enter into a contract which will create approximately 50 jobs, Allen said in an interview with the Leesville Daily Leader.
“This venture is separate from the City’s Public Works Department. We will be hiring new leadership who will report directly to Patti Larney (city administrator),” Allen said. “These employees will be part of “vegetation control” – cutting grass inside Fort Polk and the range, maintain about 5000 acres.”
The Leesville special council meeting is set for 1 p.m. tomorrow City Hall.