With updates needed to upgrade its tennis courts, the Leesville City Council designated funds to do the project.

Previously, the city and the United States Tennis Association had an agreement that would make it a 50/50 split on the cost.

However, the USTA's specifications for what they needed to do the courts at the Leesville Country Club surpassed what the city was willing to spend, including sidewalks and other additions.

The cost of the project is $22,000, the city received $6,000 for donors to relieve some of the costs associated with resurfacing and updated the courts.

Also during the meeting, council and the city engineer discussed construction starting on 10th Street starting on Wednesday.

The plan is to first replace the curbs and gutters to set the elevation before replace the road.

The city will soon start phase three of its street rehabilitation project, which includes patch and overlay work on Arkansas St., First St., Jeane St. and East Mechanic St.

Reconstruction is planned for Harriet St., Maggie St., Mechanic St., North St., Smart St., and Tenth St. from Lula St. and LA 8 and Fertitta to McFarland.

They will also do overlay work to Smith St. and patch work to Boone St.

The council also announced that it will be holding an open house for its new city hall on October 22 at noon at 508 S. 5th Street – its new location.

In the council's closing remarks, District 2 Councilwoman Nicole Ybarra was appreciative of new lights installed at Murtle Park and hopes to get all the street lights replaced in her district soon.

Councilman Tony Shapkoff asked about the status of the industrial park, and Mayor Rick Allen said that the park is making money for the first time in 16 years.

He also said that Champion Homes plans on creating 300 jobs in January.