Bossier City leaders to consider leasing civic center

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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Bossier City leaders are considering a proposal to lease out the city’s civic center because the property is costing more money than it is bringing in.

“Based upon the staffing of the building, anywhere from $500,000 to $300,000 each year, the city has to supplement the cost of the building,” said Bossier City Chief Administrative Officer Pam Glorioso.

The Bossier City Council Tuesday approved putting an ordinance on the agenda for next week’s meeting that will offer up the building for lease through a bidding process.

The measure is written as a 10-year lease at $352,000 as a base lease amount.

Another measure that will be on the agenda is an emergency ordinance to replace the light fixtures on Arthur Teague Parkway. Right now, city leaders say almost half the lights on that road are out.

The city plans to use a $350,000 Louisiana Public Service Commission grant to finance the LED upgrades.

“LED does two things,” said Glorioso. “It will be a cleaner light that it provides, and actually three things – a lower cost on our utility bill and maintenance.”

The Bossier City Council will meet Tuesday, February 4.

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